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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery • Male • Age 51

3131 Berger Ave Ste 250
San Diego, CA 92123
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Dr. Klijian's Experience

Dr. Klijian's Care Philosophy


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
  • Pulmonary Embolism

Background Check for Dr. Klijian

0 Malpractice Claims

  • No malpractice history found for California.
  • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

  • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Awards & Recognitions


  • AMA Physician Recognition Award, 2004

Media & Publications

  • author, 2005
  • Sharp Experience, 2004

Education & Training

Medical School

Albany Medical College

Internship Hospital

Lenox Hill Hospital
Complete in 1991

Residency Hospital

Lenox Hill Hospital

Fellowship Hospital

University Of California, San Diego

Other Education

Toronto Sick Childrens Hospital
Complete in 1995

Languages Spoken by Dr. Klijian & Staff

  • English
  • Armenian

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