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Francisco A. Arabia, MD

Director, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Surgical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

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





Francisco A. Arabia, MD

Director, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Surgical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

  • Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Heart Transplants

Heart Valve Diseases

Ventricular Assist Devices

  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania Health System, Registrar, 1983
  • Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine, 1985
  • Residency: NIH - National Institutes of Health, 1987
  • Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine, 1990
  • Fellowship: University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1992

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  • Best Doctor in America, 2005
  • Best Doctor in America, 2014
  • Training Award of Excellence - ASAIO, 1998
  • Copeland JG, Arabia FA, Smith RG. The total artificial heart in the surgical management of congestive heart failure. In: Fang JC, Couper GS, editors. Surgical management of congestive heart failure. Totowa: Humana Press; 2005. p. 301-16. (Book chapter)
  • Kasirajan V, Arabia FA, Tang D, Jarowszeki DE, Hoopes CW, Esmailian F, et al. Artificial Heart Patients Discharged Home with a Portable Pneumatic Driver – The Pivotal US Clinical Trial Experience. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2013 Apr. 32(4):S149. DOI: 10.1016
  • Awada M, Czer LC, Mirocha J, Ruzza A, Rafiei M, Reich H, De Robertis M, Rihban K, Pinzas J, Ramzy D, Arabia F, et al. Prior Sternotomy Increases the Mortality and Morbidity of Adult Heart Transplantation. Elsevier Feb 2015
  • Tcherniantchouk O, Lam LD, Lin G, Kam C, Kolyouthapong K, Mac J, Ambrose PJ, Czer LS, Arabia FA. Role of TEG Platelet Mapping (PM) and INR in Defining "Normocoaguability" During Anticoagulation for Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Devices ASAIO.2015. Jan.
  • Ashfaq A, Johnson DJ, Chapital AB, Lanza LA, DeValeria PA, Arabia FA. Changing trends in abdominal surgical complications following cardiac surgery in an era of advanced procedures. A retrospective cohort study. Int J Surg. 2015 Jan.
  • Ruzza A, Czer LSC, Ihnken KA, Sasevich M, Trento A, Ramzy D, Esmailian F, Moriguchi J, Kogashigawa J, Arabia F. Combined Heart-Kidney Transplantation After Total Artificial Heart Insertion. Elsevier. Jan 2015.

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