Asher Kimchi, MD

Co-Medical Director, Preventive and Consultative Heart Center of Excellence

Professor, Medicine

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Asher Kimchi, MD

Co-Medical Director, Preventive and Consultative Heart Center of Excellence

Professor, Medicine

  • IM/Cardiology


Aortic Regurgitation

Aortic Stenosis

Arrhythmias (Irregular Heartbeat, Heart Rhythm Disorders)

Atrial Fibrillation


Chest Pains

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)


Fainting (Syncope)

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

Heart Murmurs

Heart Valve Diseases


Lipid (Cholesterol) Disorders

Preventive Cardiology

Stress Tests (Cardiac, Nuclear, Exercise, Echocardiography, Echocardiogram)

Asher Kimchi, MD, is the co-medical director of the Preventive and Consultative Heart Center of Excellence at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He is the immediate past clinical chief of the Cedars-Sinai Division of Cardiology. He also holds the academic title of clinical professor of medicine. He is also a past president of the Greater Los Angeles Affiliate of the American Heart Association. Dr. Kimchi, a former flight surgeon in the Israeli air force, is the founder and chair of the International Academy of Cardiology. He founded the world congress on heart disease and has served as its chair for 28 years. Through the organization, he has directed 24 international congresses on heart failure and heart disease. He is an editor or co-editor of 12 books, and his scientific articles on the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease and heart failure have appeared in prestigious peer-reviewed journals, including Circulation, the American Journal of Cardiology, JAMA Internal Medicine and the American Heart Journal. He has presented his scientific work at numerous national and international conferences. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Cardiology. Over the past several years, Dr. Kimchi’s research has focused on the management of patients hospitalized with decompensated heart failure. The research involves designing and evaluating interventions to improve the care transition from hospital to home to reduce readmissions and potentially improve morbidity and mortality. In clinical practice, Dr. Kimchi provides comprehensive cardiology care with emphasis on the primary and secondary prevention of heart disease.

  • Medical School: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1972
  • Residency: Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, 1978
  • Residency: University of California, Davis Medical Center, 1981
  • Fellowship: Cedars-Sinai, 1983

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  • Founder & Chairman, International Academy of Cardiology, 2008-present
  • HeartView Global Foundation Award, 2013
  • Elected Fellow, International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, 2010
  • Passion of the Heart Award Recipient, American Heart Association Los Angeles Affiliate, 2006
  • President, American Heart Association Los Angeles Affiliate, 2005-06
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1995
  • Fellow, American Heart Association, 1995
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology, 1994

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  • Ong MK, Romano PS, Edgington S, Aronow HU, Auerbach AD, Black JT, De Marco T, Escarce JJ, Evangelista L, Hanna B, Ganiats TG, Greenberg B, Greenfield S, Kaplan SH, Kimchi A, et al. Remote patient monitoring after discharge of hospitalized heart failure patients: the Better Effectiveness After Transition - Heart Failure (BEAT-HF) randomized controlled trial. Accepted for publication at JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Mar 1;176(3):310-318.
  • Kimchi A, Rozanski A, Fletcher C, Maddahi J. Swan Hjc, Berman DS. The clinical significance of exercise-induced left ventricular wall motion abnormality occurring at a low heart rate. Am Heart J. 1987;114(4 Pt 1):724-730.
  • Kimchi A, Rozanski A, Fletcher C, Maddahi J, Swan Hjc, Berman DS. Reversal of rest myocardial asynergy during exercise: A radionuclide scintigraphic study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1985 Nov;6(5):1004-1010.
  • Kimchi A, Ellrodt AG, Berman DS, Riedinger MS, Swan HJC, Murata GH. Right ventricular performance in septic shock: A combined radionuclide and hemodynamic study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1984;4(5):945-951.
  • Kimchi A, Lee G, Amsterdam E, Fujii K, Krieg P, Mason DT. Increased exercise tolerance after nitroglycerin oral spray: A new and effective therapeutic modality in angina pectoris. Circulation. 1983;67(1):124-127.
  • Kimchi A, Gotsman MD, Lewis BS. Acebutolol in angina pectoris; objective assessment using graded treadmill testing. Isr J Med Sci. 1978;14(9):941-947.

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