Dr. Richard Shemin, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Richard Shemin and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1974. To date, I have performed approximately 10,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 7,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica UCLA, and St. John's Hospital. Read more...

37 Patient Reviews for Dr. Shemin

"Dr. Richard Shemin is a warm and caring physician who is always available for questions and follow up."

-- Leslie Lafayette, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 01/23/2008

"Dr. Shemin has been following my aortic aneurysm for nine months, and performed a David valve-sparing aortic root replacement eight days ago. I am home, feel very well, and have almost no need for any pain medication.

My post-op x-Ray and echo verified the performance of the repair, and even my sternal scar is healing very nicely at one week.

Almost as important as his surgical performance was the way he treated my wife. He knew my wife is an ER nurse, so after repairing my aorta he went to the waiting room and asked my wife if she wanted to see before and after photos, which she definitely did. She gave me a very favorable report on his bedside manner explaining what he found and how he treated it. In addition to my surgery I know he is constantly involved in other complex heart surgeries, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to potential patients."

-- Daniel Spurgeon, Aortic Valve, 08/28/2014

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • da Vinci Robotic/Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Arch and Aortic Root Repair and Replacement

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure
  • Quality outcomes and patient saftey in cardiothoracic surgery
  • Tissue engineering and stem cell research

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Richard Shemin, heart surgeon, graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1974.

Dr. Richard Shemin

UCLA Medical Center
100 UCLA Medical Plaza, #730
Los Angeles , CA 90095
(888) 534-0142

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