Melkon Hacobian, MD
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Melkon Hacobian, MD

  • Cardiology
Average rating: 4.9
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Santa Monica Cardiology | 2020 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 220, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Dr. Melkon Hacobian is a cardiologist who practices in Santa Monica. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and internal medicine. His clinical interests include coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathies, cardio-oncology, vascular disease and cardiac imaging. He is a registered physician for interpreting vascular imaging studies, and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Hacobian received his medical degree from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and fellowships in venous thromboembolism at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and cardiovascular disease at Maine Medical Center. Prior to joining UCLA in 2015, he practiced at Concord Hospital Cardiac Associates in New Hampshire, where he also served as the director of the cardiac rehabilitation program.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Hacobian has published in peer reviewed journals and contributed to medical textbook chapters in the fields of venous thromboembolism, valvular heart disease imaging, sudden cardiac death and pulmonary hypertension. He is also involved in teaching fellows and residents from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA during their clinical rotation. He is the recipient of the 2023 Santa Monica Hospital Board of Advisors Harding Compassion Award.

Additional Education Information:
Board Certification
National Board of Echocardiography, 2012
National Board of Certification - Board of Nuclear Cardiology, 2010

Patient Stories: From 'dead on the road' to healthy and active


English, Persian (Farsi), Armenian


Medical Board Certifications

Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2011
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007


Cardiology, Maine Medical Center, 2011
Venous Thromboemblism, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2008


Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2007


MD, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, 1997


  • 2023 Santa Monica Hospital Board of Advisors Harding Compassion Award.

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center



  1. Duncan, MD, Swinburne, AJ, Sahni, S, Zuckerman, JE, Hacobian, M. Small Cell Lung Cancer Presenting as a Cardiac Mass with Embolic Phenomena. Am J Med 2017, Feb; 130(2)e:55-e57. Doi 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.08.28
  2. Seder DB, Patel N, McPherson J, McMullan P, Kern KB, Unger B, Nanda S, Hacobian M, Kelley MB, Nielsen N, Dziodzio J, Mooney M. Geriatric Experience Following Cardiac Arrest at Six Interventional Cardiology Centers in the United States 2006-2011: Interplay of Age, Do-Not Resuscitate Order, and Outcomes. Crit Care Med 2014 Feb; 42(2):289-95.
  3. Hacobian M, Shetty R, Niles CM, Gerhard-Herman M, Vallurupali N, Baroletti S, McKean SC, Sonis J, Parasuraman S, Kosowsky JM, Goldhaber SZ. Once Daily Enoxaparin for Outpatient Treatment of Patients with Acute Venous Thromboembolism, Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2010 Feb; 16 (1): 21-5
  4. Hacobian M, Goldhaber SZ. Pharmacogenomics and Warfarin Anticoagulation, New Therapeutic Agents in Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, Third Edition, New York : Informa Healthcare USA, Inc. 2009: 37-48.


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  • 2023 Santa Monica Hospital Board of Advisors Harding Compassion Award.