Dr. Peter Pelikan, MD

Dr. Peter Pelikan, MD

Interventional Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Peter Pelikan, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in interventional cardiology, cardiology, and more.Read his story

Pacific Heart Institute

2001 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 280W

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Simplifi
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Pelikan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Vascular Disease
very high
more than 92% of peers
Mitral Valve Disease
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Pelikan's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Pelikan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pelikan "Dr. Peter Pelikan is a native of New York City who graduated from The Bronx High School of Science. He majored in biology at Yale University and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1979. After an internal medicine residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center he completed a fellowship in cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1985. After realizing how much he missed southern California, Dr. Pelikan couldn't wait to return to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center as assistant professor of medicine and co-director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. In 1989 he left academic medicine to join Pacific Heart Institute where he has been an interventional and consulting cardiologist ever since. Dr. Pelikan is the Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Saint John's Hospital, where he is also currently Medical Staff President. His medical interests include coronary, peripheral, and carotid artery angiography and intervention/stenting, as well as consultative cardiology. An avid skier and fly-fisher, Dr. Pelikan loves the outdoors. While indoors, he is trying (slowly) to learn to play the piano."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pelikan "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. "

3  Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology

3  Board Certifications

  • 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 Internal Medicine*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Septal Defect
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Septal Defect


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26  Procedures

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.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Harbor Ucla Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Harbor Ucla Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pelikan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pelikan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pelikan to family and friends
71 total reviews (48 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (71)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Pelikan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (48)

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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