Francisco A. Arabia

Co-Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Surgical Director


Clinical Areas
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Heart Transplants
Heart Valve Diseases
Ventricular Assist Devices

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania Health System, Registrar, 1983
Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine, 1985
Residency: NIH – National Institutes of Health, 1987
Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine, 1990
Fellowship: University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1992
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Cedars-Sinai Affiliations
Heart Institute
Awards & Activities
Best Doctor in America, 2005
Best Doctor in America, 2014
Training Award of Excellence – ASAIO, 1998
Copeland JG, Arabia FA, Smith RG. The total artificial heart in the surgical management of congestive heart failure. In: Fang JC, Couper GS, editors. Surgical management of congestive heart failure. Totowa: Humana Press; 2005. p. 301-16. (Book chapter)
Kasirajan V, Arabia FA, Tang D, Jarowszeki DE, Hoopes CW, Esmailian F, et al. Artificial Heart Patients Discharged Home with a Portable Pneumatic Driver – The Pivotal US Clinical Trial Experience. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2013 Apr. 32(4):S149. DOI: 10.1016
Awada M, Czer LC, Mirocha J, Ruzza A, Rafiei M, Reich H, De Robertis M, Rihban K, Pinzas J, Ramzy D, Arabia F, et al. Prior Sternotomy Increases the Mortality and Morbidity of Adult Heart Transplantation. Elsevier Feb 2015

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