Mark K. Urman, MD has been in practice since 1994. He is dedicated to diagnosing, treating, managing and preventing diseases, conditions and disorders exclusively of the heart and cardiovascular system. He is well-recognized for his expertise in clinical, non-invasive and consultative cardiology, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, echocardiography and preventive cardiology. Dr. Urman is the immediate-past Medical Director of the Preventive and Consultative Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and was the inaugural Medical Director of the Heart Center and a past Clinical Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at both the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he has been recognized for his outstanding teaching of cardiology trainees. Dr. Urman is one of a few select cardiologists in the US to have earned the esteemed recognition of being named a Fellow of the country's two most prestigious professional cardiovascular organizations. In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), honors that attest to his commitment to excellence, innovation and leadership in clinical cardiology, he is also a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE). Dr. Urman is board-certified in cardiovascular diseases and echocardiography. Dr. Urman has the distinction of being recognized by his peers in U.S. News & World Report's Top Doctors and Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™. In addition to being one of America's Best Doctors, he has been honored for his expertise by being named one of "America's Top Physicians" in Cardiology (Consumer's Research Council of America) multiple times, has been listed in The Guide to America's Top Cardiologists every year since 2006 and now is found in The Leading Physicians of The World recognizing Doctors of Excellence. He has been selected a Top Cardiologist in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills by the International Association of Cardiologists. Dr. Urman has been chosen in the last seven consecutive Southern California Super Doctors® editions of Los Angeles Magazine (most recently in the January 2015 issue). These top doctors in Los Angeles were selected via independent research and polling of their peers and Dr. Urman is humbled that he has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best cardiologists in Los Angeles. He also has been named as an "Industry Favorite" on the Hollywood's Top Doctors list in the Hollywood Reporter. While he is proud of his recognition as a top cardiologist, he especially takes pride in being able to connect with his patients. As a testament to this, he was awarded the Ben Newman, MD Award at Cedars-Sinai in recognition for compassion and empathy toward his patients. Dr. Urman has written many articles in peer-reviewed medical publications, has presented his research internationally and has lectured extensively on hyperlipidemia, hypertension, heart failure and the pharmacological and lifestyle management of cardiovascular disease. He has traveled internationally to consult on patients and has patients who come from as far as Asia and the Middle East to seek his care. Dr. Urman has appeared on, quoted by and been sought after by local and national news, web and television programs including CNN, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, CBS Radio, CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News, The Doctors, Doctor 90210, Dr. Oz on Fox, WebMD, Health Day, Medscape, Yahoo News, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Men's Journal. Dr. Urman received his bachelor's and medical degrees from Northwestern University where he was enrolled in the Honors Program. A native Angelino (he was born at the old Cedars of Lebanon hospital), he was glad to return home to complete his internal medicine internship and residency at Cedars-Sinai and his cardiology fellowship at the UCLA-West Los Angeles Veteran's Administration Medical Center.
Dr. Urman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Cardiology
Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Why It Matters: Dr. Urman's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1988
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
West Los Angeles Va Med Ctr/UCLA
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
Harvard Medical School
Other Education | Completed 1980
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2012-2016
US News & World Report Top Doctor, 2012
Guide To America's Top Cardiologists, Consumers Research Council of America, 2006-2015
Outstanding Teaching Award, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cardiology Fellowship Program, 2006-2007
• Top Cardiologist in Los Angeles, International Association of Cardiology, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016
Hollywood’s Top Doctors, 2014, 2015
Leading Physicians of the World, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016
Super Doctors, Southern California (Los Angeles Magazine), 2008-2016
American College of Cardiology/Syntex Continuing Medical Education Scholarship Award, 1994
Ben Newman, MD Award, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Recognition for compassion and empathy towards patients), 1991
America’s Top Physicians, Cardiology, Consumer’s Research Council of America, 2003- 2006
Media & Publications
LA Times: A second opinion could save your life, 05/24/2015
LA Times: Foods that cut sugar aren't necessarily a sweet choice, 06/14/2010
LA Times: Simple steps can cut deadly risk of heart disease, study finds, 11/15/2010
LA Times: Coffee studies should warm your heart, 04/10/2011
LA Times: FDA to ban trans-fats, 11/7/2013
Two-dimensional Coronary MR angiography: Analysis of initial clinical results, 1994
Routine Echocardiographic Views Miss Significant Pleural Effusions: Bilateral Chest Scanning is Required, 1995
Two-dimensional coronary MRA: limitations and artifacts, 1996
MRI of Pseudoaneurysm of a Brachial Venous Coronary Bypass Graft, 1996
US News & World Report: Heart health benefits of chocolate, 06/16/2015
Mens Journal: Five steps can slash heart attack risk 80 percent, 11/18/2014
Bloomberg Business Week: Fish oil pills, 06/28/2013
WebMD: Sound sleep important for heart health, 09/10/2015
CNN: Physicians can’t be patient’s friends, 10/13/2011
Wall Street Journal: The importance and value of second opinions, 08/24/2015
CBS Radio: Open-Line with Scott Mason, 09/06/2010
CBS News: New CPR Guidelines, 10/18/2010
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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