Dr. Richard Shemin, MD

Dr. Richard Shemin, MD

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Dr. Richard Shemin, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

100 Ucla Medical Plz Ste 630

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Contact Information

(310) 206-8232

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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No malpractice claims found for California
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(310) 206-8232

Dr. Shemin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Frequently Treated by Dr. Shemin

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Shemin treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Shemin treats other conditions, please contact the office at (310) 206-8232.

Cardiac Surgical Procedures

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.Compare with other Cardiac Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Shemin treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Shemin
Similar Providers
Heart Defect Repair
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Aortic Valve Surgery
Mitral Valve Surgery
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Shemin's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lung Cancer
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect

About Me

Care Philosophy

Exceptional care without exception. Compassion and respect. Golden rule..Treat each patient and their family like my own.

Biography

Dr. Richard Shemin, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Boston University...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
National Institute Health
Fellowship Hospital
1975
Peter Bent Brigham Hsp
Internship Hospital
1974
Boston University School Of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Richard Shemin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shemin frequently treats Cardiac Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Shemin specializes.

Where is Dr. Richard Shemin, MD's office located?

Dr. Shemin's office is located at 100 Ucla Medical Plz Ste 630, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr Shemin saved my life by performing an Aorta replacement and a bypass at the same time. Not a day goes by that I don't send all my blessings to this man and his amazing staff at UCLA.
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Dr Shemin and his staff are the best of the best. I had been dreading the day when I would have to have my valve replaced. From the very first phone call, his staff was attentive, professional and helpful. Dr Shemin is kind, and caring he takes time to listen and fully explain the surgery. My surgery was long and complicated, I feel like I won the surgeon lottery having Dr Shemin and his team operate on me. I am forever grateful.
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Jane in Santa Monica , CA – Jan 15, 2019
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Dr. Shemin is friendly, humanistic, and confident. When I was suffering from my heart condition, he explained every detail of the quadruple heart surgery and how I would be able to postpone my life for many more decades. The surgery went perfectly, and the pain was minimal. My recovery was smooth. I believe Dr. Shem is the best heart surgeon!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Danny in Los Angeles, CA – Jun 26, 2018
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Most amazing doctor you will ever meet. Operated on me for both a bypass and aorta replacement and he was perfect. If you are blessed to have him operate on you, you are in the most qualified hands. Thank you Dr Shemin for giving me life again.
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Costin Harnoncourt in Santa Monica, CA – May 05, 2017
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I just went and saw him am I was very impressed he made me feel very comfortable I have aneurysm at my aortic although I am very scared , he spent a lot of time explaining to me and let me record what he had to say so my children could understand and know confusion he did recommend I have the surgery but I need to have some other tests because I also get blood clots so I surely do not know what my future is going to be and I hope I live a long life am 58 7 kids 4 grandchildren
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Victoria Russo in Simi Valley, CA – Mar 30, 2017
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Very caring. Extremely intelligent. Takes all the time needed. Very dedicated. Very gentle.
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Valencia, Ca. – Mar 25, 2017
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He performed a life saving surgery on my husband - Dr. Shemin had already worked a full day, and my husband was airlifted late in the evening in extremely critical condition. Dr. Shemin repaired his heart and I will be forever grateful to him for his expertise, kindness, and bedside manner.
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tammy in laguna niguel, CA – Feb 27, 2016
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Locations

Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center100 Ucla Medical Plz Ste 630 Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

31 Awards Received

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received