Dr. Michael Madani, MD

Dr. Michael Madani, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
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Dr. Michael Madani, MD is a general surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

9300 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Pulmonary Embolism
very high
more than 96% of peers
more than 84% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 50% of peers

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Dr. Madani's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Madani "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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  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

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
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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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.


  • University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Berkshire Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Berkshire Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Ucsd
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Madani has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Madani's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Madani to family and friends
based on 5 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Madani's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Carlsbad, CA
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...more
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