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Dominic Emerson

Dominic Emerson

127 South San Vicente Blvd
Suite A3103
Los Angeles, CA  90048
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


-2019-Present: Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

-Associate Director, Heart Transplantation

-Associate Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support

-Associate Program Director, ACGME cardiothoracic surgery training program

Other Interests

-Heart transplant/ mechanical circulatory support (temporary and durable)
-Structural heart disease
-Robotic mitral valve repair
-Quality improvement
-Residency education 
-Research: Vasoplegia, end-stage heart failure, organ preservation, mechanical circulatory support, outcomes


Selected Publications

Chikwe J, Trento A, Cheng W, Emerson D, et al. Commentary: Lessons from 1000 robotic mitral repairs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 27:S0022-5223(20)30711-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.12.133. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32417052.

Chung JS, Emerson D, Ramzy D, Akhmerov A, Megna D, Esmailian F, Kobashigawa J, Cole RM, Moriguchi J, Trento A. A New Paradigm in Mechanical Circulatory Support: 100-Patient Experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 May;109(5):1370-1377. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.08.041. Epub 2019 Sep 26. PMID: 31563492.

Chung JS, Emerson D, Ramzy D, Akhmerov A, Cole RM, Megna D, et al. Temporary mechanical circulatory support, a new paradigm in bridging patients to heart transplantation: comparing outcomes versus durable left ventricular assist devices. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2019;38(4):S230-S1. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2019.01.567

Emerson D, Chikwe J, Catarino P, Hassanein M, Deng L, Cantor RS, Roach A, Cole R, Esmailian F, Kobashigawa J, Moriguchi J, Kirklin JK. Contemporary Left Ventricular Assist Device Outcomes in an Aging Population: An STS INTERMACS Analysis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 Aug 31;78(9):883-894. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2021.06.035. PMID: 34446160

Additional Educational Information

Dominic Emerson, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute - ranked #1 for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery by U.S. News & World Report in the region, and #3 in the United States. 

Dr. Emerson completed medical school at the University of Washington, general surgery residency at the Georgetown University Hospital, and fellowships in both Cardiothoracic Surgery and Heart Transplant/Mechanical Circulatory Support at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center