Leadership

Whether you're looking for diagnosis, treatment or management of your heart condition, Cedars-Sinai has highly skilled doctors and related medical professionals who specialize in cardiology, heart surgery, heart transplant and many other heart care solutions. Guided by our leadership team, our heart program is ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report.

See a complete list of our expert physicians.

Eduardo Marban, MD, PhD

IM Cardiology
  • Mark Siegel Family Foundation, Distinguished Professor
  • Executive Director, Smidt Heart Institute

Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH

Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Lee and Harold Kapelovitz Distinguished Chair, Cardiology
  • Professor, Cardiology
  • Chair, Department of Cardiology

Joanna Chikwe, MD

Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
  • The Irina and George Schaeffer Distinguished Chair, Cardiac Surgery
  • Chair, Cardiac Surgery

Ali Azizzadeh, MD

Vascular Surgery
  • Professor & Director, Division of Vascular Surgery
  • Associate Director, Vascular Therapeutics
  • Vice Chair, Programmatic Development

Sumeet S. Chugh, MD

IM Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Medical Director, Heart Rhythm Center
  • Director, Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention
  • Pauline and Harold Price Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research

Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD

IM Cardiology
  • Chief Medical Officer, California Heart Center Foundation
  • Director, Advanced Heart Disease
  • Associate Director, Clinical Affairs

Rajendra Makkar, MD

IM Cardiology
  • Associate Director, Heart Institute
  • Associate Director, Interventional Technologies
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD Chair in Interventional Cardiology

Rodrigo F. Alban, MD

Surgery Trauma Surgery, Surgery-General Surgery
  • Associate Director, General Surgery Residency Program
  • Associate Director, Surgical Performance Improvement
  • Assistant Professor, Surgery

Laura G. Audell, MD

General Internal Medicine, Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
  • Director, Comprehensive Pain Services

Bonnie L. Balzer, MD

Pathology & Laboratory
Gynecologic Pathology, Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, Dermatopathology
  • Vice Chair, Anatomic Pathology
  • Director, Musculoskeletal Pathology Service

Evan M. Zahn, MD

Peds - Cardiology
  • Director, Congenital Heart Program
  • Director, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
  • Co-Director, Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program