Abbas Ardehali, MD

Abbas Ardehali, MD

Cardiac Surgery
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
100 Medical Plaza
Suite 630 East
Los Angeles, California 90095


  • Professor of Surgery and Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • William E. Conner Chair in Cardiothoracic Transplantation
  • Director, UCLA Heart, Lung, and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs

Patient Stories

My Lung Transplant Village
UCLA Double Lung Transplant
Berlin Heart Ventricular Assist Device
Dr Y. Michael Shino, my bilateral lung transplant pulmonologist


English, Persian (Farsi)


Medical Board Certifications

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1998
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989


Cardiology, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1990


Surgery/Thoracic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1995
Internal Medicine, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1989


Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1991
Internal Medicine, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1987


MD, Emory University School of Medicine, 1986



Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Lung transplant
Heart transplant
Combined transplant (heart-lung)



  • Improvement in Adult Cardiac Surgery Outcomes
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy/Chronic Rejection in Transplantation
  • Reperfusion Injury in Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Organ Care System Heart and Lung Transplant Studies
  • PROCEED II Study Protocol

In the News

Dr. Ardehali was featured in LA Weekly's Best People of L.A. 2011
UCLAs heart transplant program ranked among nation's best
'Beating heart' technology could revolutionize field of heart transplantation
"Heart in a Box" System May Increase Donor Pool, Improve Outcomes
A Matter of the Heart (med magazine)

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California 2022, 2023
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2018 (Cardiac Surgery)