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...

39 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

"Doctor Shemin is a world-class heart surgeon, who performs heart transplants as well as open-heart surgery. His knowledge, skills and experience are unsurpassed. The aortic root and aortic valve replacement procedures he performed on me were done with a minimal chest incision, and both were very successful. He and his entire staff at the UCLA Cardiovascular Center at were extremely skilled, professional and caring. Everything about my experience was world class. I could not recommend Dr. Shemin more highly."

-- George Nicholson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 04/26/2016

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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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