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Dr. Peter Pelikan, MD

Interventional Cardiology ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Pelikan

Pacific Heart Institute

2001 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 280W Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Dr. Peter Pelikan, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1979 and specializes in interventional cardiology, cardiology, and more.


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(310) 829-7678

Dr. Pelikan accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Pelikan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pelikan treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Pelikan treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Chest Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pelikan treats Chest Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Pelikan treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pelikan performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Pelikan performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Pelikan's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atherectomy
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Septal Defect
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laser Angioplasty
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombolysis
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Septal Defect

About Me

Listening to the patient is not only the first step, but the most important foundation for the development of a care plan specifically designed to provide maximum benefit and minimum risk. Each patient is different, and deserves and individualized approach. 

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

1985
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Harbor UCLA Med Center
Residency Hospital
1980
Harbor UCLA Med Center
Internship Hospital
1979
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1985
1982
1980
1979

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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This fine Dr. saved my life early one Sunday morning. You are in great hands with this physician! Randy Lubas
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Absolutely the finest interventional Cardiologist I’ve ever met. I’ve struggled with congestive heart failure for more than 17 years. Last year my Cardiologist diagnosed me with a Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) of my Left Anterior Descending (LAD) artery. Dr. Pelican led a team of Cardiologists and successfully cleared and stented the aforemented artery. Dr. Perlikan is beyond a consummate tCardiologist and has a perfect personality for reassuring patients. Thank you, Dr. Pelican. Todd Citron
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Amazing Dr. He saved my life...Iwill be forever grateful for him and his staff........Especially Anita
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I met Dr. Pelikan several years ago when I was admitted through the emergency room, of St. John's Hospital, for a a potential cardiac episode. He has been my doctor ever since. He offers clear and patient explanations for all medical testing and procedures. My yearly check up with Dr. Pelikan keeps me focused on good cardiac health. I highly recommend Dr. Pelikan and Pacific Heart Institute.
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Dr Pelikan has been taking care of my heart for about 5 years now. He is thorough, careful, knowledgeable and caring. He's also been the cardiologist for my mom, husband (himself a physician) and best friend so accompanying them to appointments I have seen him a lot. He's the guy you want if you need any intervention like an angiogram. Can't recommend him highly enough as a cardiologist you can trust.
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Dr Pelikan saved my life . In fact he saw me in the middle of the night in the emergency room.
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My Doctor for years. He won't give you runaround, alwayswill tell you like it is. Couldn't ask for better. Have nothing but good things to say about him. deinitely would recommend him.
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Great care and skills
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Dr. Pelikan has been my cardiologist for several years and is very thorough, caring and dedicated to his patients and his profession.
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Dr. Pelikan is the best. Wonderful staff. Very thorough.
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I was very satisfied with doctor Pelicans' knowledge and attention to my medical problem. Thank you doctor!
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Dr. Pelikan has been my cardiologist for a number of years. I have complete confidence in his ability and that of the staff at Pacific Heart Institute.
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Dr Pelikan is very, very thorough when looking after your cardiac health. I have had a number of angioplasties with him and he always gets the blockage out and the stent in. He also does all this through the wrist which makes recovery much quicker than using the groin. If you get an early morning appointment for your angioplasty, you most likely will go home late that afternoon if your wrist has healed appropriately.
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Peter Pelikan is an extraordinary physician who has literally been a lifesaver! If you're fortunate enough to be one of his patients already, then you know this. If you are looking for a cardiologist on the West Side, you could do no better. I give him the highest possible rating!
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I have been seeing Dr Pelikan for many years and I wouldn't trust my heart to anyone else. He is so knowledgeable about my needs I trust him completely When I go to see him I never have to wait. He is prepared when I walk in with all the info on my condition and up to date on my needs. His staff is exceptional and always treat me like I'm the only person there. Some of them have been there for 20years or more When my wife was told to see a cartialogist I sent here to Dr Pelikan. Nobody else!
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I've been a patient of Dr. Pelican's for more than three years and I am completely satisfied with him as my primary cardiologist. He is a kind and caring man and easy to talk to. The staff in his office are polite and friendly and I never have to wait past my appointment time. I highly recommend him.
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I have been seeing Dr. Pelikan since I moved to California 5 years ago, for annual stress tests following bypass surgery 19 years ago. Two years ago, after a routine test showed some blockage, he inserted stents and I have not had any problems since then. I feel that he is an extremely competent and caring physician, who listens and explains everything well,. and I have complete trust in his medical decisions. His office staff is professional, courteous and helpful.
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Excellent physician. He has been treating me for almost 15 years.
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I have been Dr. Pelikan's patient for many many years and have receved nothing but the best care. He is a knowledgable and caring caregiver who gives information understandingly and compassionately. Even if the news is worrisome, he can factually offer advice on the best path, and then energetically and meticulously helps you follow that path. His office staff share his philosophy, and make sure he gets accuate test results and you get both appointments and reminder.
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To say that I put my life in this man's hands, would be stating the obvious. Dr. Pelikan is a rock star of internal cardiology. As frightening as heart disease can be, I have never once had anything but the utmost trust in this doctor, his surgical team and his entire staff. I would highly, HIGHLY recommend Dr. Peter Pelikan if you find yourself in need.
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