Dr. Michael Madani, MD

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Dr. Michael Madani, MD
Michael Madani, MD, is a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon who oversees a variety of surgical services at UC San Diego Health, including surgical treatment for heart failure, lung transplantation and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE). He is also an expert in minimally invasive heart surgery, mitral valve repair and off-pump bypass surgery. One of the most experienced pulmonary thromboendarterectomy surgeons in the field, Dr. Madani has helped establish PTE programs around the world. He was also named UC San Diego Physician of the Year and has repeatedly been named a top doctor in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society. Dr. Madani also serves as a professor in the Department of Surgery and chief of the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is actively involved in clinical research, which is widely published, and is the primary author of chapters in many distinguished cardiothoracic textbooks. He completed his fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine and earned his medical degree at the University of Toronto. He is board-certified in thoracic surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He speaks both English and Persian.

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UC San Diego Health - La Jolla9300 Campus Point Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dr. Madani's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
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I had a heart valve replaced one year ago by Dr. Madani and his team. He performed his minimally invasive surgical technique with a small 3-inch incision between my ribs. Everything went well and I had a quick recovery time of a few days in the hospital. I was exercising in a gym 6 weeks later- my heart is working fine. Dr. Madani and his Team and Staff at UCSD Sulpizio are excellent. I was impressed by the personal attention and professional care I received by everyone. Thank you again!
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Michael Madani, MD, is a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon who oversees a variety of surgical services at UC San Diego Health, including surgical treatment for heart failure, lung transplantation and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE). He is also an expert in minimally invasive heart surgery, mitral valve repair and off-pump bypass surgery.

One of the most experienced pulmonary thromboendarterectomy surgeons in the field, Dr. Madani has helped establish PTE programs around the world. He was also named UC San Diego Physician of the Year and has repeatedly been named a top doctor in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society. 

Dr. Madani also serves as a professor in the Department of Surgery and chief of the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is actively involved in clinical research, which is widely published, and is the primary author of chapters in many distinguished cardiothoracic textbooks. 

He completed his fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine and earned his medical degree at the University of Toronto. He is board-certified in thoracic surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He speaks both English and Persian.

Dr. Madani's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Berkshire Med Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Berkshire Med Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    UCSD

    Completed in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thoracentesis
  • 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)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy