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...

40 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 was extremely clear in explaining the need for the valve replacement and the reasons for doing conventional open-chest surgery (as opposed, for instance, to taking a robotic approach). Despite his extremely busy schedule, he took the time to talk to my wife after the surgery; his staff of nurse practitioners was extremely good at providing explanations and medical support during my recovery. This was my second valve replacement. The first, about three years earlier, involved my aortic valve and was not done at UCLA. My first surgery was successful, but this second one went much more smoothly, despite the potential complications posed by the fact that it was a "redo." I have nothing but the highest praise for Dr. Shemin, his staff, and the medical center at UCLA."

-- Arnold Davis, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 05/09/2016

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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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