Gregg C. Fonarow, MD
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Gregg C. Fonarow, MD

  • Cardiology
Cardiovascular Center | 100 Medical Plaza, Suite 630 East, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Professional Titles

  • Chief (Interim), UCLA Division of Cardiology
  • Director, Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center
  • Co-Director, UCLA Preventative Cardiology Program
  • The Eliot Corday Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and Science

Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow serves as Interim Chief of UCLA's Division of Cardiology, Director of the Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, and Co-director of UCLA's Preventative Cardiology Program. He attained the rank of Professor of Medicine in 2003. He was awarded the Eliot Corday Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and Science in 2003. His research interests center on heart failure management, preventative cardiology, disease management, and implementing treatment systems to improve clinical outcome. Dr Fonarow has published over 1400 research studies and clinical trials in heart failure management, preventative cardiology, and outcomes research. New therapies and management strategies for advanced heart failure and research into the pathophysiology of this disease are conducted at UCLA under his direction. He has also developed and successfully implemented a comprehensive atherosclerosis treatment program at the UCLA Medical Center (Cardiovascular Hospitalization Atherosclerosis Management Program: CHAMP). Dr Fonarow is on the steering committee for the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) program, ADHERE Registries, and OPTIMIZE-HF. He serves as a reviewer and on the editorial boards of a number of leading cardiovascular journals. Dr. Fonarow received the outstanding UCLA Cardiology Faculty Teaching Award in 1997 and was honored by the American College of Cardiology with the W. Proctor Harvey Young Teacher Award in 1998. He received an AHA Award of Meritorious Achievement in 2004.




Medical Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1993


Medicine/Cardiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1993


Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1990


Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1988


MD, UCLA School of Medicine, 1987


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



  • Heart Failure Management
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Disease Management
  • Quality of Care/Outcomes

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Alcohol and high blood pressure may not mix (CBS News, May 2016)
UCLA Heart Care Program Improves Treatment, Cuts Repeat Heart Attacks and Lowers Mortality - (UCLA Cardiologist Receives Award for Heart Work)

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • 2015 World's Most Influential Scientific Minds
  • 2014-2022 Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers
  • 2015 Clinical Research Forum Distinguished Clinical Research Award
  • 2017 American Heart Association National Chairman's Award
  • 2019 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award, AHA Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Council