Lawrence S. Czer, MD

Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program

Associate Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Co-Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Database

Professor, Medicine

Lawrence S. Czer, MD

Smidt Heart Institute
127 S San Vicente Blvd #A3600
Los AngelesCA
90048

Phone:

310-423-2077

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310-248-8252

Lawrence S. Czer, MD

Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program

Associate Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Co-Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Database

Professor, Medicine

  • IM/Cardiology

Arrhythmias (Irregular Heartbeat, Heart Rhythm Disorders)

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiomyopathy

Congenital Heart Diseases

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Endomyocardial Biopsy

Heart Disease

Heart Transplants

Heart Valve Diseases

Immunotherapy

Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump

Myocarditis

Lawrence S. Czer, MD, co-founded the Cedars-Sinai Heart Transplant Program in 1988 with Alfredo Trento, MD. This renowned program is currently the largest in the United States. Excellent clinical skills, innovative practice, and advanced research make Dr. Czer a leading expert in heart transplantation. His research focuses on the mechanisms of cardiac stem (progenitor) cell differentiation and migration in normal and diseased human hearts; molecular, morphological, and functional changes in hearts after transplantation and after insertion of a ventricular assist device; molecular mechanisms of bioprosthetic and native valve calcification; and Cardiothoracic Tissue Repository. Dr. Czer employs molecular, cellular, transgenic and wild-type animal, and human tissue and cells to understand the biology of cardiac stem cells in normal and diseased hearts and to understand mechanisms of cardiac valve calcification. His research has established and maintained a repository of cardiac, vascular, and thoracic tissue for research purposes.

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  • Medical School: UCLA, 1977
  • Internship: UCLA, 1978
  • Residency: UCLA, 1980
  • Fellowship: Cedars-Sinai, 1983

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  • Review Board Member: Thoracic Organ Review Board for UNOS Region 5, 2017
  • Board of Advisors, One Legacy, 2017

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  • Awad M, Czer LS, Esmailian F, Jordan S, De Robertis M, Mirocha J, Patel J, Chang DH, Kittleson M, Ramzy D, et al. Combined Heart and Kidney Transplantation: A 23-Year Experience. Transplant Proc. 2017 Mar;49(2):348-353.
  • Ruan V, Czer LS, Awad M, Kittleson M, Patel J, Arabia F, Esmailian F, Ramzy D, Chung J, DeRobertis M, et al. Use of Anti-Thymocyte Globulin for Induction Therapy in Cardiac Transplantation: A Review. Transplant Proc. 2017 Mar;49(2):253-259.
  • Awad M, Czer LS, Hou M, Golshani SS, Goltche M, De Robertis M, Kittleson M, Patel J, Azarbal B, Kransdorf E, et al. Early Denervation and Later Reinnervation of the Heart Following Cardiac Transplantation: A Review. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Nov 1;5(11).

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