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About Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist who specializes in complex coronary procedures, including complex coronary, structural, lower extremity and carotid interventions. He serves as division chief of cardiovascular medicine, executive director of medicine at Cardiovascular Institute, and director of interventional cardiology, all at UC San Diego Health. Dr. Mahmud leads one of the largest academic cardiovascular programs in the western United States.

As a professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Mahmud directs the Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Cath Lab. His research interests include robotics, investigational pharmacotherapies and devices used in cardiovascular interventions. Dr. Mahmud is widely published, with more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts in top-tier medical journals. He serves on multiple regional and national committees, and is an editorial board member of JACC Interventions and Circulation. He also serves as president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and formerly chaired its education committee.

Dr. Mahmud completed fellowships in coronary and peripheral vascular interventions at Emory University in Atlanta and cardiovascular medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He also completed an internal medicine residency at UC San Diego and earned his medical degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Dr. Mahmud is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine and interventional cardiology.

He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Dr. Mahmud has been voted one of the top physicians in San Diego by the San Diego county medical society and among the top 1 percent of interventional cardiologists in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Fellowship

  • Andreas Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center Emory University Atlanta, GA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Male

Board Certifications

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Conditions and Treatments

  • Complex Coronary Interventions
  • Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement
  • MitraClip Implantation
  • Chronic Total Occlusion Angioplasty
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Peripheral Stenting
  • Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA)
  • Catheter-Based Treatment of Heart Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

News

  • Out of Thin Air

    Ian Bartlett receives balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) treatment by Dr. Mahmud at UC San Diego Health and reunites with a childhood friend while in recovery.