Dr. Nassir Azimi, MD

Dr. Nassir Azimi, MD

Interventional Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Nassir Azimi, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in La Mesa, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1998 and specializes in interventional cardiology, cardiology, and more.Read his story

5565 Grossmont Center Dr Ste 455

La Mesa, CA 91942

Contact Information

(619) 462-9353

Insurance Accepted

  • Access Care
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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more than 99% of peers
Vascular Disease
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Dr. Azimi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Azimi "Dr. Azimi is a well respected interventional cardiologist with expertise in angioplasty, stents, peripheral angiograms and stenting, as well as structural heart interventions. He is involved in Transcatheter Aortic Valve replacements. He is awared national STEMI champion award by Sharp Healthcare for his outcomes involving heart attacks to be the best in the country. He has been recognized as San Diego's Top Interventional Cardiologists by San Diego Magazine 2013,2014,2016, 2017 and also by Castle Connoly for 2013, 2014, 2015,2016, 2017, and 2018. He is a former chief of biomedical ethics (6 years), former chief of Medicine and former chief of Endovascular Medicine as well as Vice Chief of Cardiology at SGH. He is on the board of directors of the California ACC where he serves as chair of the public relations committee. He is on Editorial Review Board for multiple medical journals. He is a national speaker on various topics in cardiology and internal medicine."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Azimi "Ethical care of patients, treating each patient as mine own family is my core professional value. I treat the person and not any one organ system."

5  Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology

4  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*

85  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect 1 (ASD 1)
  • Atrial Septal Defect 2 (ASD 2)
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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40  Procedures

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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.


  • Columbia College, Columbia University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Dartmouth College
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Colorado Hospital Authority
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Colorado Hospital Authority
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Yale University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Mertens Huber Scholar, 1997-1998
  • Outstanding Research, 1996
Media & Publications
  • Cardiac Risk, 2008
  • Energy Drinks and their effects, 2006
  • Sharp Health Care, 2009
  • Holiday Heart Syndrome, 2007
  • Sharp Experience, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • Afghani
  • Farsi
  • Pushto
  • Urdu
  • English

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Dr. Azimi is a truly gifted physician. He and his office staff are consummate professionals who treat you with genuine care and compassion. He saved my life last year with emergency angioplasty. I am very grateful to be his patient. This is the doctor you want. I cannot say enough good things...Read More
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Doctor Azimi saved my live on December 9th 2017 La Mesa CA. I am 57 yrs old and very lucky to be alive and its all due to Doctor Azimi. I can't thank him enough, I had a massive heart attack and Doctor Azimi saved me from 100% blockage in the widow maker (2 stents) which very unlikely for a...Read More
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Thank you, kindly, Denyce!
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We cant give enough praise & gratitude to Dr. Azimi .While performing an out patient test & procedure looking for Blockages in my husbands heart , he found one & immediately not only repaired it with a stint, but acting on a hunch [Quote by Dr Azimi ] he decided to do a Cat Scan on my husbands...Read More
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Thank you kindly. I did what I have been trained...Read More
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