Dr. Peter Pelikan, MD

Dr. Peter Pelikan, MD

Interventional Cardiology  ·  
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Age 65
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Dr. Peter Pelikan, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1979 and specializes in interventional cardiology, cardiology, and more.Read his story

2001 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 280W

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Contact Information

(310) 829-7678

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
high
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.

Education

  • 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

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pelikan to family and friends
74 total reviews (52 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (74)

  • 5
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Dr. Pelikan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (52)

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...more
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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...more
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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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