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Gerald Buckberg, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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Conditions Treated Asbestosis Diffuse Pleural Thickening Pericardial Mesothelioma Peritoneal Mesothelioma Pleural Effusions Pleural Mesothelioma Pleuritis

  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Gerald Buckberg is a well-known thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Los Angeles, California. He received his medical diploma from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1961. He is certified by the American Board in surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, and thoracic surgery and his sub specialty is general cardiac surgery. This doctor is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica. He was awarded the honor ACS Fellow and is a member of the American College of Surgeons. He has published a lot of articles in collaboration with other doctors. The languages spoken by this doctor are: English Arabic and Spanish.

  • Education & Training


    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

    Medical School

  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (310) 825-9111

    757 Westwood Plaza

    Los Angeles, California 90095

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    UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (424) 259-6000

    1250 16th St

    Santa Monica, California 90404

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Gerald Buckberg has contributed to 3 publications.

    Right Ventricular Changes after Left-Sided Lesions: Underlying Cardiac Mechanics.

    Buckberg, G.,Nanda, N.; Echocardiography. 2014 Dec 09.

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    Effects of antegrade versus integrated blood cardioplegia on left ventricular function evaluated by echocardiographic real-time 3-dimensional speckle tracking.

    Bhaya, M.,Sudhakar, S.,Sadat, K.,Beniwal, R.,Joshi, D.,George, J. F.,Nanda, N. C.,Buckberg, G. D.,Athanasuleas, C. L.; J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.. 2015 Jan 28.

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    Effect of right ventricular free wall ventriculotomy on right ventricular function: Is that the correct question?

    Buckberg, G.,Hoffman, J. I.; J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.. 2014 Jul 20.

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    American College of Surgeons