Dr. Thomas A. Pfeffer, MD

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Dr. Thomas A. Pfeffer, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery | Male

(323) 783-4011

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    Specialties

    • Cardiovascular Surgery

    Board Certifications

    Why It Matters: Dr. Pfeffer's Board Certifications

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    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

    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
    • Arrhythmias
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Atrial Flutter
    • Benign Tumor
    • Cancer
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Coarctation of the Aorta
    • Congenital Heart Defects
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Endocarditis
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Disease
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    • Mitral Valve Stenosis
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Septal Defect
    • Thrombosis
    • Vascular Disease

    Procedures Performed

    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Aortic Valve Surgery
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Heart Surgery
    • Impella Device
    • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Maze Procedure
    • Mitral Valve Surgery
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Thoracentesis
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Vascular Surgical Procedure
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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    • 0
      Malpractice Claims

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      Sanctions

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      Board Actions

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    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Washington School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1980

    • Internship Hospital
      UCSD

      Completed in 1981

    • Residency Hospital
      Cleveland Clinic Foundation

      Completed in 1988

      UCSD

      Completed in 1986

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Hospital Broussais

      Completed in 1989

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    • No malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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