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...

38 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 is an extremely talented cardiac surgeon. When it became apparent that I would need surgery to repair my mitral valve, friends in Los angeles began to tell me about the wonderful doctor who performed valve surgery on them, their relatives or friends.

When I met Dr. Shemin I was impressed with his gentle manner, his wisdom and confidence. He put me at ease at once. Now five months after my surgery, I feel better than I have in a very long time. The atrial fibrillation has not returned and my mitral valve is quietly doing its job. My heart is in rhythm and I look forward to a long healthy life."

-- Rachelle Zukerman, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, Maze Procedure, 03/17/2015

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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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