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Lawrence S. Czer, MD

Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program

Associate Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Co-Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Database

Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion
127 S. San Vicente Blvd A3600
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Phone:

310-423-1875

Fax:

310-423-0852

Lawrence S. Czer, MD

Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program

Associate Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Co-Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Database

  • IM/Cardiology

Arrhythmias (Irregular Heartbeat, Heart Rhythm Disorders)

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiomyopathy

Congenital Heart Diseases

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Endomyocardial Biopsy

Heart Disease

Heart Transplants

Heart Valve Diseases

Immunotherapy

Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump

Myocarditis

Mechanisms of cardiac stem (progenitor) cell differentiation and migration in normal and diseased human hearts; molecular, morphological, and functional changes in hearts after transplantation and after insertion of a ventricular assist device; molecular mechanisms of bioprosthetic and native valve calcification; and Cardiothoracic Tissue Repository. Employ molecular, cellular, transgenic and wild-type animal, and human tissue and cells to understand the biology of cardiac stem cells in normal and diseased hearts and to understand mechanisms of cardiac valve calcification. Have established and currently maintain a repository of cardiac, vascular, and thoracic tissue for research purposes.

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  • Medical School: Univ. Of Calif. Los Angeles, 1977
  • Internship: UCLA - Olive View, 1978
  • Residency: UCLA - Olive View, 1980
  • Fellowship: Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 1983

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  • Board of Advisors: One Legacy, 2015
  • Review Board Member: Thoracic Organ Review Board for UNOS Region 5, 2014
  • Kansara P, Czer L, Awad M, Arabia F, Mirocha J, De Robertis M, Moriguchi J, Ramzy D, Kass RM, Esmailian F, Trento A, Kobashigawa J. Heart transplantation with and without prior sternotomy: analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database. Transplantation Proceedings 2014 Jan-Feb; 46: 249-255.
  • Kransdorf EP, Czer LS, Luthringer DJ, Patel JK, Montgomery SP, Velleca A, Mirocha J, Zakowski PC, Zabner R, Gaultier CR, Qvarnstrom Y, Benedict T, Steurer F, Bosserman E, Paddock CD, Rafiei M, Kobashigawa JA. Heart transplantation for Chagas cardiomyopathy in the United States. Am J Transplant 2013 Dec; 13: 3262-3268 (Epub 2013 Oct 28).
  • Czer LS, Phan A, Ruzza A, Rafiei M, Setareh-Shenas S, Caceres M, Awad M, Soliman C, Mirocha J, De Robertis M, Kass RM, Trento A. Antithymocyte globulin induction therapy adjusted for immunologic risk after heart transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings 2013 Jul-Aug; 45: 2393-2398.
  • Makkar RR, Smith RR, Cheng K, Malliaras K, Thomson LE, Berman D, Czer LS, Marban L, Mendizabal A, Johnston PV, Russell SD, Schuleri KH, Lardo AC, Gerstenblith G, Marban E. Intracoronary cardiosphere-derived cells for heart regeneration after myocardial infarction (CADUCEUS): a prospective, randomised phase 1 trial. Lancet 2012 Mar; 379: 895-904 (Epub 2012 Feb 14).

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