Dr. Murali Dharan, MD

Dr. Murali Dharan, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Age 61
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Dr. Murali Dharan, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Concord, CA. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery.

2222 East St Ste 375

Concord, CA 94520

Contact Information

(925) 676-2600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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(925) 676-2600

Dr. Dharan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Humana
Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint
Western Health Advantage

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.

Typically treats 68% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dharan performs Lung Surgery more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Dharan performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Decortication and Pleurectomy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dharan performs Decortication and Pleurectomy more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Dharan performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dharan performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 51% of their peers

Dr. Dharan performs this procedure more than 51% of their peers

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Dr. Dharan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dharan performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Dharan performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dharan performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Dharan performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Lung Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dharan performs Lung Surgery more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Dharan performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Dharan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Murali Dharan, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Concord, CA. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Languages

  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

Dr. Dharan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dharan

4.6

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He did a Valve repair in dec 2019 and I was a bit scared, but he took the time to make sure I fully understood the procedure. He was amazing. Thank you.
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J.Lopp – Apr 24, 2020
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Dr. Dharan and his Staff both in the Office Supporting him as well as the operating room are "Best in Class". A month ago I had a Mitral Valve repair. I had plenty of anxiety going into the procedure. Dr. Dharan as well as his office staff made me feel very confident of the process and outcome. I am currently in Cardiac Rehab and all has been great. The entire process was seamless for me. From pre-meetings with Dr. Dharan to the many insurance request I had for Tanya at the office in which was expedited at every request right away. Top notch Surgeon and top notch supporting team.
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GC – Nov 09, 2019
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I had the Dx of Mitral Valve prolapse by echo-cardiogram. It was severe and I needed surgery. Dr. Dharan did an open-heart repair though a small incision in my right chest wall, between the ribs. I never experienced pain unless I coughed. I was out of the hospital in 5 days, and little more than two weeks later back to full functioning. Dr. Dharan was kind, amazingly skilled, explained everything fully to me and my family. I cannot recommend him for heart surgery too highly, he is talented and ethical in every way. Bob Nozik, MD
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May 25, 2019
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Excellent surgeon! I had a mitral valve repair done recently, and Dr. Dharan was very patient in answering all my questions and putting me at ease. Prior to the procedure, he walked me through the process and gave me a timeline of what to expect during the recovery period. So far everything has gone exactly as Dr. Dharan had predicted. After the surgery, I often saw him in the ICU and Progressive Care checking up on his patients.
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TLH in Moraga, CA – Oct 20, 2018
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I met with Dr. Dharan for a consultation for mitral valve regurgitation. The moment I met him, I knew this was the doctor for me. Dr. Dharan never talked over my head or down to me. His approach was caring and compassionate. The surgery went off without a hitch, with the condition being corrected. His surgical team were fantastic! The office staff is top notch and fun. Tanya is incredible at her job! My recommendation; Dr. Dharan, hands down!
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Tracy, CA – Oct 16, 2018
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Dr. Dharan performed a perfect repair on my Mitral Valve August 8, 2108 using a mani minimally invasive procedure. Not only is he a great surgeon...he also has excellent interpersonal skills. He is a straight talker who cuts to the chase. I highly recommend Dr. Dharan. Leslie Reams
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Leslie Reams in Walnut Creek, CA – Aug 17, 2018
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Dr. Dharan preformed a perfect repair on my Mitral Valve August 8, 2108 using a minimally invasive procedure. Not only is he a great surgeon...he also has excellent interpersonal skills. He is a straight talker who cuts to the chase. I highly recommend Dr. Dharan. Leslie Reams
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Leslie Reams in Walnut Creek, CA – Aug 17, 2018
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Dr. Dharan is the most compassionate and empathetic physician I have had the pleasure to work with. His caring manner and clear explanations were extremely reassuring to me and my family as we had to decide between a stent or bypass procedure. I chose the bypass and am completely confident it was the right choice. Mine and my family's impression of Dr. Dharan was echoed by ALL of the nurses and staff at CCU in John Muir, who said I was lucky he was my cardiologist/surgeon.
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Michael in Walnut Creek, CA – Jun 30, 2018
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Dr. Dharan performed an aortic valve replacement on me in May, 2018 at John Muir Cardiovascular Institute in Concord.. From my first visit with him, through my hospital stay and my follow-up appointment, he provided professional insight into my condition and confidence in the outcome. During my hospital stay, I also heard nothing but praise from ICU and PCU staff about his professional skills and personal relationships with patients and staff.
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Ken Dixon in Concord, CA – Jun 26, 2018
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Dr. Dharan was recommended by my cardiologist, Dr. Parmodh Sidhu. We began with a personal interview and Dr. Dharan was extremely helpful and listened and questioned in a very comprehensive manner. He scheduled a series of tests and procedures prior to my actual mitral valve surgery to ensure full understanding of my condition and situation. My surgery was a complete success. I am grateful to have had Dr. Dharan as my surgeon and highly recommend him. Than you Dr. Dharan.
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James Earle in San Ramon, CA – Jun 16, 2018
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Dr. Dharan was recommended by multiple sources; our primary care physician, pulmonologist & cardiologist. He is the Doctors, Doctor. After we con- sidered 3 surgeons, Dr. Dharan was the clear choice. He was on time for our appt., well versed about my husband’s case BEFORE he entered the room, was focused and engaged during our visit and showed outward concern for our concerns. Dr. Dharan performed both a lung biopsy and heart valve repair 5 wks. apart. Both 5-star experiences w/stellar results!
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Diane Elliott in Lafayette, CA – May 28, 2018
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Dr. Dharan performed a Mitral Valve repair on me back in Nov 2015. I researched quite a few Dr's in my area and he came highly recommended but other Dr's including a friend of mine who happens to be an ER Dr. He was very polite and answered all my questions.
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Troy S. in Concord, CA – Jan 19, 2017
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I don't recommend Dr.Dharan. He has a really poor bedside manner. 30 mins before my mom's surgery, he failed to draw her blood and poked through her vein due to lack of skills. He didn't apologize, instead, after my mom said it's hurting, he said: it isn't a big deal to be hurting for a minute. And he threatened her surgery might be cancelled. My mom had a heart attack 2 months ago, and his rude demeanor negatively affected her emotional disposition. He demonstrated no empathy. Disappointing
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Z. Jin in Concord, CA – Aug 30, 2016
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Dr. Dharan performed my open heart surgery in Feb of 2015. Honestly, more than a year later, I am feeling better than ever. He is an amazing surgeon.
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Joe Noon in San Ramon, CA – Mar 17, 2016
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Locations

East Bay Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates

East Bay Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates2222 East St Ste 375 Concord, CA 94520
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East Bay Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates1320 El Capitan Dr Ste 120 Danville, CA 94526
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Affiliated Hospitals

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John Muir Medical Center - Concord

Concord, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

San Ramon Regional Medical Center

San Ramon, CA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Sutter Delta Medical Center

Antioch, CA

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

Valleycare Medical Center

Pleasanton, CA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average