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Olcay Aksoy, MD


Olcay Aksoy, MD

UCLA Physician Olcay Aksoy, MD specializes in Cardiology / Cardiovascular Disease.
Cardiology / Cardiovascular Disease
Language Spoken
English, Turkish
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(310) 825-9011
Fax Number
(310) 825-9012
Email Address

UCLA Cardiovascular Center
100 Medical Plaza, Suite 630
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Interventional Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2011
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008
Interventional Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2011 - 2013
Cardiovascular Disease, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2008 - 2011
Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2006 - 2008
Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2005 - 2006
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 2005
Angina, Angioplasty, Aortic Aneurysm, Atherectomy, Atherosclerosis, Atrial Septal Defect Repair, Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiomyopathy, Cholesterol, Coronary Artery Disease, General Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Intermittent Claudication , Invasive Cardiac Interventions, Ischemia (Heart), Patent Foramen Ovale Repair, Rotablator, Transthoracic Echocardiography, Valvuloplasty
Department Affiliation
Provider, Cardiology
Research Interest
Dr. Aksoy is an interventional cardiologist and specializes in the prevention and management of cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Aksoy’s clinical and research interests include management and optimization of coronary artery disease, structural heart disease, and peripheral vascular disease.
Awards & Recognition
  • 2013 Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award
  • 2008 Johns Hopkins University; Dept. of Medicine; Teacher of the Year Award
  1. Yousefzai R, Bajaj N, Krishnaswamy A, Goel SS, Agarwal S, Aksoy O, Aggarwal B, Duarte VE, Anabtawi A, Parashar A, Sodhi N, Thomas J, Griffin BP, Tuzcu EM, Kapadia SR. "Outcomes of Patients With Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention" Am J Cardiol. 2014 Jul 18 Epub Ahead of Print
  2. Aksan G, Soylu K, Aksoy O, Ozdemir M, Yanik A, Yuksel S, Gedikli O, Gulel O, Sahin M. "The relationship between neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin levels and the slow coronary flow phenomenon." Coron Artery Dis. 2014 May 5.
  3. Aksan G, Soylu K, Demircan S, Aksoy O, Yank A, Gedikli O, Yüksel S, Sahin M, Ylmaz O. "Oral anticoagulant therapy and clinical outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation: a pilot study from a single center registry". Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2014 Apr 9.
  4. Aksoy O, Cam A, Agarwal S, Ige M, Yousefzai R, Singh D, Griffin BP, Schoenhagen P, Kapadia SR, Tuzcu ME. "Significance of Aortic Valve Calcification in Patients With Low-Gradient Low-Flow Aortic Stenosis". Clin Cardiol. 2013 Oct 7. doi: 10.1002/clc.22212.
  5. Goel SS, Aksoy O, Tuzcu EM, Krasuski RA, Kapadia SR. "Embolization of patent foramen ovale closure devices: incidence, role of imaging in identification, potential causes, and management". Tex Heart Inst J. 2013; 40(4): 439-44.
  6. Aksoy O, O'Brien BL, Menon V. Options for managing severe aortic stenosis: a case-based review. Cleve Clin J Med. 2013 Apr;80(4):243-52.
  7. Aksoy O, Tuzcu EM, Ellis SG, Whitlow PL, Cam A, Batizy L, Agarwal S, Franco I, Bajzer C, Simpfendorfer C, Raymond R, Nair R, Cho L, Shishehbor MH, Lincoff AM, Kapadia SR. Percutaneous coronary revascularization in coronary artery disease: lessons from a single center experience. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Jan 1;81(1):E1-8
  8. Aksoy O, Cam A, Goel SS, Houghtaling PL, Williams S, Ruiz-Rodriguez E, Menon V, Kapadia SR, Tuzcu EM, Blackstone EH, Griffin BP. Do bisphosphonates slow the progression of aortic stenosis? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Apr 17;59(16):1452-9.
  9. Goel SS, Agarwal S, Tuzcu EM, Ellis SG, Svensson LG, Zaman T, Bajaj N, Joseph L, Patel NS, Aksoy O, Stewart WJ, Griffin BP, Kapadia SR. Percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with severe aortic stenosis: implications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Circulation. 2012 Feb 28;125(8):1005-13.
  10. Goel SS, Tuzcu EM, Agarwal S, Aksoy O, Krishnaswamy A, Griffin BP, Svensson LG, Kapadia SR. Comparison of ascending aortic size in patients with severe bicuspid aortic valve stenosis treated with versus without a statin drug. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Nov 15;108(10):1458-62.
  11. Aksoy O, Kapadia SR, Bajzer C, Clark WM, Shishehbor MH. Carotid stenting vs surgery: parsing the risk of stroke and MI. Cleve Clin J Med. 2010 Dec;77(12):892-902.
  12. Aksoy O, Yousefzai R, Singh D, Agarwal S, O'Brien B, Griffin BP, Kapadia SR, Tuzcu ME, Penn MS, Nissen SE, Menon V. Cardiogenic shock in the setting of severe aortic stenosis: role of intra-aortic balloon pump support. Heart. 2011 May;97(10):838-43.
  13. Aksoy O, Meyer LT, Cabell CH, Kourany WM, Pappas PA, Sexton DJ. Gender differences in infective endocarditis: pre- and co-morbid conditions lead to different management and outcomes in female patients. Scand J Infect Dis. 2007;39(2):101-7.
  14. Aksoy O, Sexton DJ, Wang A, Pappas PA, Kourany W, Chu V, Fowler VG Jr, Woods CW, Engemann JJ, Corey GR, Harding T, Cabell CH. Early surgery in patients with infective endocarditis: a propensity score analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Feb 1;44(3):364-72. Epub 2007 Jan 2.
  15. Chu VH, Sexton DJ, Cabell CH, Reller LB, Pappas PA, Singh RK, Fowler VG Jr, Corey GR, Aksoy O, Woods CW. Repeat infective endocarditis: differentiating relapse from reinfection. Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Aug 1;41(3):406-9. Epub 2005 Jun 14.
  16. Gaca JG, Lesher A, Aksoy O, Ruggeri ZM, Parker W, Davis RD. The role of the porcine von Willebrand factor: baboon platelet interactions in pulmonary xenotransplantation. Transplantation. 2002 Dec 15;74(11):1596-603.
  17. Gaca JG, Lesher A, Aksoy O, Gonzalez-Stawinski GV, Platt JL, Lawson JH, Parker W, Davis RD. Disseminated intravascular coagulation in association with pig-to-primate pulmonary xenotransplantation. Transplantation. 2002 Jun 15;73(11):1717-23.
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