Samuel A. Daneshvar, MD

Samuel A. Daneshvar, MD

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


Dr. Daneshvar received his B.S. in Physics from UCLA and his medical degree from Wayne State University. He continued his medical training at the LAC+USC Medical Center where he completed his Internal Medicine residency, a one-year specialty training in echocardiography, followed by his Cardiovascular Medicine fellowship. He was elected by his colleagues as Chief Fellow and recognized by the faculty as the Outstanding Fellow of the Year in 2012.

Dr. Daneshvar enjoys developing the patient-physician relationship and making sure that patients are actively involved in managing their medical conditions. He enjoys practicing all aspects of cardiology including coronary artery disease, valve disease, and preventive care. He sees patients in both the Santa Monica and Westlake Village offices. He is fluent in Farsi.

When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his growing family, reading, and photography.


English, Persian (Farsi)


Medical Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012


Cardiology, LAC + USC Medical Center, 2012
Tubau Echocardiology, LAC + USC Medical Center, 2009


Internal Medicine, LAC + USC Medical Center, 2008


Internal Medicine, LAC + USC Medical Center, 2006


MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2005

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center



  1. Taha N, Zhang J, Ranjan R, Daneshvar S, Castillo E, Guillen E, Montoya MC, Velasquez G, Naqvi TZ. Biventricular Pacemaker Optimization Guided by Comprehensive Echocardiography-Preliminary Observations Regarding the Effects on Systolic and Diastolic Ventricular Function and Third Heart Sound. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. May 25, 2010
  2. Daneshvar, SA. Letter to the Editor regarding article, "Outcome of patients with low-gradient "severe" aortic stenosis and preserved ejection fraction". Circulation. 2011 Sep 27;124(13):e361; author reply e362-3.
  3. Daneshvar S, Naqvi TZ. Carotid Intima-media Thickness and Carotid Plaques in Cardiovascular Risk Assessment. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports, Volume 3, Number 2. March 10, 2009. 121-130.
  4. Shriki J, Rongey C, Ghosh B, Daneshvar S, Colletti PM, Farvid A, Wilcox A. Caseous mitral annular calcifications: Multimodality imaging characteristics. World J Radiol. 2010 Apr 28;2(4):143.
  5. Naqvi TZ, Rafie R, Daneshvar S. Potential Faces of Patent Forman Ovale (PFO PFO). Echocardiography. April 23, 2010.
  6. Daneshvar SA, Rahimtoola SH. Valve prosthesis-patient mismatch (VP-PM): A long-term perspective. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Sep 25;60(13):1123-35.
  7. Shah J, Daneshvar, SA. Acute Acute Mitral Regurgitatio-An Easy-To-Miss but Critical-to-Diagnose Condition. Proceedings of UCLA Healthcare. Volume 14. (2014)
  8. Daneshvar SA, Rahimtoola SH. CT Angiography for All Patients With Inconclusive Noninvasive Test? Clinical Perspective: "Not Yet". JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011. Jul;4(7):752-3.
  9. Daneshvar SA, Rahimtoola SH. Still searching for the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel of today. Eur Heart J. 2012 Jun;33(12):1438-9. Epub 2012 May 2.
  10. Daneshvar SA, Rahimtoola SH. Predicting the occurrence of valve prosthesis-patient mismatch: the need for more data. J Heart Valve Dis. 2012
  11. Daneshvar S, Shah J. Clinical Review: Acute Aortic Regurgitation Proceedings of UCLA Healthcare. VOLUME 18 (2014)