Dr. Ali Khoynezhad, MD

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Dr. Ali Khoynezhad, MD
Dr. Ali Khoynezhad is an internationally recognized leader in open, hybrid and endovascular aortic surgery and minimal-invasive atrial fibrillation procedures. He is Director of Aortic and Arrhythmia Surgery at MemorialCare Health System and Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. As a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon, he performs all aspects of heart surgery including bypass operations and complex valve repair and replacements. He is an active industry consult and physician trainer, having trained over 550 surgeons and interventionalists in abdominal, thoracic endovascular aortic repair and atrial fibrillation procedures. Dr. Khoynezhad has been the principal investigator for 20 industry-sponsored clinical trials involving current and future generations of aortic stent grafts and cardiac devices, while taking the national and international principle investigator role in three clinical trials. Dr Khoynezhad's research findings have been published in 245 peer-reviewed medical journals, abstracts and book chapters, and his discoveries have resulted in many inventions and patents including percutaneous Endo-Bentall procedure and valve-in-valve TAVR for mechanical heart valves. Offering effective symptom relief and life-saving operations to his patients, gives Dr. Khoynezhad the greatest satisfaction in his professional life. "Seeing my patients and their families at follow-up visits is very rewarding…it literally charges my batteries. The stress of open-heart surgery can be overwhelming for my patients and their families. I provide patient-centered, high-quality care and spend a lot of time to explain procedures in detail. My patients can always count on me to be their advocate and supporter." After earning his bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Cologne College of Medicine in Germany, Dr. Khoynezhad completed an internship in general surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed his residency in general surgery at the North Shore University-Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New Hyde Park, New York. He also performed a cardiothoracic surgery residency at Montefiore Medical Center Affiliated Hospitals, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, a minimally-invasive cardiac surgery fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital, and a vascular and endovascular surgery fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California.

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Dr. Khoynezhad's Care Philosophy

I truly care about my patients and their families, and spend much time before the operation to explain the nature of the disease and the surgical/procedural options. After the operation, I spend time as coach and cheerleader to advance you through the postoperative period. I treat patients in one of the largest and best-equipped hospitals in the country, and have a terrific complementary team of nurses, therapist, heart specialists, anesthesiologists & ICU doctors. We will take good care of you!

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MemorialCare Medical Group, Douglas Park3828 Schaufele Ave Ste 340
Long Beach, CA 90808
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Dr. Khoynezhad's Performance
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in Pocatello, ID |
I feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Ali Khoynezhad and the very skilled staff at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. Although there is nothing overly pleasant about having open heart surgery, I can say that Dr. Khoynezhad and the Hospital Staff involved did everything in their power (from start to finish) to make it as good for me as they possibly could. They not only saved my life but also saved the quality of life that I had prior to my entering their hospital for surgery.
in Towoomba Australia |
Dr Khoynezhad operated on my son in September 2015. What a wonderful and caring man. I travelled from Australia to LA to help my son recover and was just amazed at the care that was given by himself and the hospital.
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Dr. Ali Khoynezhad is an internationally recognized leader in open, hybrid and endovascular aortic surgery and minimal-invasive atrial fibrillation procedures.  He is Director of Aortic and Arrhythmia Surgery at MemorialCare Health System and Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. As a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon, he performs all aspects of heart surgery including bypass operations and complex valve repair and replacements.  He is an active industry consult and physician trainer, having trained over 550 surgeons and interventionalists in abdominal, thoracic endovascular aortic repair and atrial fibrillation procedures. Dr. Khoynezhad has been the principal investigator for 20 industry-sponsored clinical trials involving current and future generations of aortic stent grafts and cardiac devices, while taking the national and international principle investigator role in three clinical trials. Dr Khoynezhad's research findings have been published in 245 peer-reviewed medical journals, abstracts and book chapters, and his discoveries have resulted in many inventions and patents including percutaneous Endo-Bentall procedure and valve-in-valve TAVR for mechanical heart valves.        

Offering effective symptom relief and life-saving operations to his patients, gives Dr. Khoynezhad the greatest satisfaction in his professional life.

"Seeing my patients and their families at follow-up visits is very rewarding…it literally charges my batteries. The stress of open-heart surgery can be overwhelming for my patients and their families. I provide patient-centered, high-quality care and spend a lot of time to explain procedures in detail. My patients can always count on me to be their advocate and supporter."

After earning his bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Cologne College of Medicine in Germany, Dr. Khoynezhad completed an internship in general surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed his residency in general surgery at the North Shore University-Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New Hyde Park, New York. He also performed a cardiothoracic surgery residency at Montefiore Medical Center Affiliated Hospitals, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, a minimally-invasive cardiac surgery fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital, and a vascular and endovascular surgery fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California. 

Dr. Khoynezhad's Care Philosophy

I truly care about my patients and their families, and spend much time before the operation to explain the nature of the disease and the surgical/procedural options. After the operation, I spend time as coach and cheerleader to advance you through the postoperative period. I treat patients in one of the largest and best-equipped hospitals in the country, and have a terrific complementary team of nurses, therapist, heart specialists, anesthesiologists & ICU doctors. We will take good care of you!

Dr. Khoynezhad says...

As a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon, he treats all aspects of cardiovascular medicine and surgery, including coronary artery disease, valve disease, aortic disease, arrhythmia including atrial fibrillation, etc.

Dr. Khoynezhad says...

An internationally recognized leader in complex open, hybrid and endovascular aortic surgery and minimal-invasive atrial fibrillation procedures, Dr. Khoynezhad's expertise encompasses the entire spectrum of cardiovascular sciences. As a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon, he performs all aspects of cardiac surgery, including valve-preserving root operations, aortic valve and root repair and replacement, less-invasive aortic arch reconstructions, thoracoabdominal and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, Cox-Maze operations, Thoracoscopic Maze procedures, and coronary artery bypass operation, including off-pump coronary bypass grafting

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  •  Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Achalasia
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aorta-Pulmonary Artery Fistula
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
  • Aortic Arch Anomaly
  • Aortic Arch Anomaly - Peculiar Facies - Mental Retardation
  • Aortic Arch Interruption
  • Aortic Dilatation - Joint Hypermobility - Arterial Tortuosity
  • Aortic Dilation
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Supravalvular Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortoenteric Fistula
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • Arterial Occlusive Disease, Progressive - Hypertension - Heart Defects - Bone Fragility - Brachysyndactyly
  • Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arteriosclerosis Obliterans
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteritis
  • Artery Disorders
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Sources of Embolism
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo
  • Cardiopulmonary Conditions
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of Aorta, Dominant
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Cardiovascular Malformations
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Malformation
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Heart Disease, Susceptibility to, 1
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Cardiac Valvular Form
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Type 4
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Disorders
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Block Progressive, Familial
  • Heart Blood Vessel Blockage
  • Heart Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease in Women
  • Heart Injuries
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Transplant Rejection
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Lung Cancer
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome, Type 2
  • Marfan-Like Syndrome
  • Marfan-Like Syndrome, Boileau Type
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Familial, Autosomal Dominant
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Familial, X-Linked
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Myxomatous 1
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Myxomatous 2
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Myxomatous 3
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericardial Mesothelioma
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Symptoms, Heart
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Valvular Regurgitation
  • Valvular Stenosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Cologne

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Wake Forest University

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Charite University Medical Center

    Completed in 1998

    Montefiore Medical Center

    Completed in 2005

    North Shore University Hospital

    Completed in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • German
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm Stenting
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Aneurysm Stent Grafting
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Surgery in the Elderly
  • Cardiovascular Intervention
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovascular Stent Grafting
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Revascularization Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pacemaker Monitoring
  • Pacemaker Therapy for Heart Failure
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Percutaneous Management of Valvular Heart Disease
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Stent Grafting
  • Stenting
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Procedure
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy