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About Michael M Madani, MD, FACS

Michael Madani, MD, is a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon who oversees a variety of surgical services at UC San Diego Health, including surgical treatment for heart failure, lung transplantation and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE). He is the surgical director of the Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE) Program, and is also an expert in minimally invasive heart surgery, mitral valve repair and off-pump bypass surgery.

One of the most experienced pulmonary thromboendarterectomy surgeons in the field, Dr. Madani has helped establish PTE programs around the world. He was also named UC San Diego Physician of the Year and has repeatedly been named a top doctor in San Diego Magazine's "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society.

Dr. Madani also serves as a professor in the Department of Surgery and chief of the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is actively involved in clinical research, which is widely published, and is the primary author of chapters in many distinguished cardiothoracic textbooks.

He completed his fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine and earned his medical degree at the University of Toronto. He is board certified in thoracic surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He speaks both English and Persian.

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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 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fellowship

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

Residency

  • Berkshire Medical Center, University of Massachusetts, Pittsfield, MA

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Persian

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Mechanical Assist Device
  • Pulmonary Endarterectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Muscle Disease
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Repair
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE)
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