Dr. Leon Kupferwasser, MD

Dr. Leon Kupferwasser, MD

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Cardiology  |  
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53 y/o
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Dr. Leon Kupferwasser, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Van Nuys, CA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Kupferwasser is affiliated with Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Cedars - Sinai Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center.

The Heart Medical Group

16119 Vanowen St

Van Nuys, CA 91406
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Cardiomegaly
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aortic Valve Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chest Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kupferwasser "It is my goal and passion to apply the best, evidence-based, state-of-the art care paired with prudent individualized clinical judgement to all of my patients. In this context, I consider it imperative to listen to the needs and sensitivities of my patients, recognize their fears and address these important characteristics honestly and understandably prior to embarking on a successful care plan."

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Stenting
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Thoracentesis
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Johannes Gutenberg University
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • St.Mary Medical Center/ UCLA School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kupferwasser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Yiddish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures

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Dr. Kupferwasser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kupferwasser to family and friends
4.1
based on 28 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Kupferwasser's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Thousand Oaks |
Wouldn't recommend this office to anybody
Lake Balboa, CA |
I've always been VERY happy with Dr. Kupferwasser himself. Rarely have I been pleased with the office staff, at the front desk, though the Van Nuys office is more friendly than Tarzana, for sure. But I love the doc, so I'll keep going back and just be prepared for no smiles in reception... I'm not there to see them, anyway. :o)
Van Nuys, CA |
This review is for customer service. I called your office 4 times to make a appointment 2 times i talk with receptionist she was very rude and last minute she was laughing.
Van Nuys, CA |
1)Zero star 2)front desk dose terrible job why ? Here we go 15 mints on hold then hang up then call again on hold for 3 mints again hang up the no apology no saying sorry nothing !! Wonderful 3) we saw dr leon kupferwasser »»Rushed Rushed Rushed Rushed .... 4)even if a dr is god of medicine and he is ignorant and rushing to see super overbooked patients , and if it is Cardiology , sorry i dont accept it 5)he discusses your important medical information at the front desk (he did with us) HIPAA
in Northridge, CA |
A phone call got me right into see the doctor. Then it was only a short wait. Kudos! He seems very competent in a German-sort-of-way. Precise. Perceptive. Salient. Unfortunately that precision does not translate well to people. No one said hello when I walked through the front door. Everyone seemed disaffected or out of sorts. Maybe unappreciated. I dunno. But a modicum of efficiency with things but effectiveness with people would greatly help his practice.
in North Hills, CA |
I've always found Dr. Kupferwasser to be very professional, interested, a good listener and always willing to discuss and explain details of treatment, medications, etc. in understandable language!
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Hospitals where Dr. Kupferwasser has admitting privileges

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
15031 Rinaldi St
Mission Hills, CA 91345
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Cedars - Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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Providence Tarzana Medical Center
18321 Clark St
Tarzana, CA 91356
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Valley Presbyterian Hospital
15107 Vanowen St
Van Nuys, CA 91405
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