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Shyamasundar Balasubramanya (Sam Bala)

Shyamasundar Balasubramanya (Sam Bala), M.D.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Division of Cardiac Surgery
10833 Le Conte Ave
62-215 CHS
Los Angeles, CA  90095
United States
1 917 929-6785
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


  • Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India
  • General Surgery Internship: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
  • General Surgery Residency: New York Presbyterian (Queens), Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, Maimonides Medical Center, New York
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship: Tufts University Medical Center, Boston, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
  • Advanced Cardiac Surgery Fellowship: Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven
  • Cardiopulmonary Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Fellowship: Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship: Lurie Children's Hospital, Northwestern Univeristy Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Healthcare Management, Western Governors University College of Business
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) Certification in Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) Certification in Congenital Cardiac Surgery 
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center/Mattel Children's Hospital (2018-present)  


Other Interests

Cardiopulmonary Transplantation
Ventricular Assist Devices
Total Artificial Heart
Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Complex Biventricular Repairs