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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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Khoynezhad to family and friends is 5 out of 5