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Tamara Horwich, MD


Tamara Beth Horwich, MD

UCLA Physician Tamara Beth  Horwich, MD specializes in Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine.
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
(310) 825-9011
Fax Number
(310) 206-9111
Email Address
Voted Super Doctor

100 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 630 East
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2002, 2012
Cardiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2002 - 2006
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2000 - 2002
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1999 - 2000
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians,Surgeons, 1999
Cardiac Imaging, Cardiomyopathy, Congestive Heart Failure, General Cardiology, Heart Transplant Evaluation, Transthoracic Echocardiography
Research Interest
Heart Failure; Cardiomyopathy; Obesity; Body Composition; Diabetes in Heart Failure; Outcomes; Women and Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiovascular Prevention
Awards & Recognition
  1. Loh J, Creaser J, Rourke DA, Livingston N, Harrison TK, Vandenbogaart E, Moriguchi J, Hamilton MA, Tseng C, Fonarow GC, Horwich TB. Temporal trends in treatment and outcomes for advanced heart failure patients presenting to a single university center between 1993 and 2010. Circulation – Heart Failure 2013; published online March 11, 2013.
  2. Clark AL, Fonarow GC, Horwich TB. Waist circumference, body mass index, and survival in systolic heart failure: the obesity paradox revisited. J Card Fail 2011;17:374-380.
  3. Bui AL, Horwich TB, Fonarow GC. Epidemiology and risk profile of heart failure. Nat Rev Cardiol 2011;8:30-41.
  4. Shah DD, Fonarow GC, Horwich TB. Metformin therapy and outcomes in patients with advanced systolic heart failure and diabetes. J Card Fail 2010;16:200-206.
  5. Sachdeva A, Horwich TB, Fonarow GC. Comparison of usefulness of each of five predictors of mortality and urgent transplantation in patients with advanced heart failure. Am J Cardiol 2010;106:830-835.
  6. Horwich TB, Fonarow GC. Glucose, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes relevance to incidence of heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol 2009;55:283-293.
  7. Horwich T. Low-density lipoprotein in the setting of congestive heart failure: is lower really better? Curr Atheroscler Rep 2009;11:343-349.
  8. Krantz MJ, Tanner J, Horwich TB, Yancy C, Albert NM, Hernandez AF, Dai D, Fonarow GC. Influence of hospital length of stay for heart failure on quality of care. Am J Cardiol 2008;102:1693-1697.
  9. Kalantar-Zadeh K, Anker SD, Horwich TB, Fonarow GC. Nutritional and anti-inflammatory interventions in chronic heart failure. Am J Cardiol 2008;101:89E-103E.
  10. Horwich TB, Middlekauff HR. Potential autonomic nervous system effects of statins in heart failure. Heart Fail Clin 2008;4:163-170.
  11. Horwich TB, Kalantar-Zadeh K, MacLellan RW, Fonarow GC. Albumin levels predict survival in patients with systolic heart failure. Am Heart J 2008;155:883-889.
  12. Horwich TB, Hernandez AF, Dai D, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC. Cholesterol levels and in-hospital mortality in patients with acute decompensated heart failure. Am Heart J 2008;156:1170-1176.
  13. Horwich TB, Fonarow GC. Measures of obesity and outcomes after myocardial infarction. Circulation 2008;118:469-471.
  14. Fonarow GC, Peacock WF, Horwich TB, Phillips CO, Givertz MM, Lopatin M, Wynne J. Usefulness of B-type natriuretic peptide and cardiac troponin levels to predict in-hospital mortality from ADHERE. Am J Cardiol 2008;101:231-237.
  15. Cheng RK, Horwich TB, Fonarow GC. Relation of systolic blood pressure to survival in both ischemic and nonischemic systolic heart failure. Am J Cardiol 2008;102:1698-1705.
  16. von Haehling S, Horwich TB, Fonarow GC, Anker SD. Tipping the scale: heart failure, body mass index, and prognosis. Circulation 2007;116:588-590.

Additional publications can be found in the PubMed.gov site.

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