About 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...

35 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, heart valve surgery patient

"Dr. Shemin is a first-class surgeon and one of the best in the world at minimally-invasive, robotic-assisted valve repair. He was able to fix the major leak in my mitral valve and did a fantastic job. He is incredibly smart and talented yet humble.

He goes out of his way to help people. "Excellence without exception" is one of the philosophies he lives by and it shows in his work."

-- Heiko Schwarz, heart valve surgery patient

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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
757 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90095
(888) 534-0142

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