Mario C. Deng, MD
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Mario C. Deng, MD

  • Heart Failure and Transplantation Cardiology
Average rating: 5.0
| 42 ratings
Santa Monica Cardiology | 2020 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 220, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Dr. Deng is an internationally recognized leader in heart transplant, mechanical circulatory support and the management of advanced heart failure. His research interests focus on the survival and quality-of-life benefit offered by heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support and other treatment options. Dr. Deng has been a pioneer in translating advances in basic science research into treatments for advanced heart failure, particularly addressing the interactions between the cardiovascular and immune systems.

Embedding systems biological outcome precision prediction tools
into the clinical framework of a humanistically sound high-tech modern
medicine practice is reflected in Dr Deng’s research collaboration with
Professor Federica Raia (UCLA SE&IS and DGSOM) in the “Relational
Medicine™” project. Together with Professor Raia, he developed the
Relational Medicine Theory with the core concept of the Relational Act
to improve the understanding and practice of modern medicine.

Curriculum Vitae: Download CV (pdf)
Dr. Mario Deng's Wikipedia page

UCLA Heart Transplant Program Five Year Report 2016

Professional Societies

  • International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation
  • Relational Medicine Foundation


English, Italian, German



Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1993
Cardiology, Duisburg Heart Institute, 1992


Radiology, Miners Hospital Bottrop, 1988
Internal Medicine, General Hospital Soltau, 1986


Internal Medicine, General Hospital Soltau, 1982


MD, Freie Universitat Berlin Fachbereich Humanmedizin, 1981


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


Heart In A Box: Beating Heart Technology at UCLA

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  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
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  • Health Net of California
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  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
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  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2023, 2024
  • 27 Top/Best Cardiologists, Forbes, 2023