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Hillel Laks, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Hillel Laks graduated the medical school from the University of the Witwatersrand and completed his residency program at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is board certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery and General Surgery. Dr. Laks has been in practice for more than 20 years and is affiliated with the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica.

  • Education & Training


    University of the Witwatersrand

    Medical School


    Brigham and Women\'s Hospital


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery

    American Board of Thoracic 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. Hillel Laks has contributed to 3 publications.

    Characterization of ventricular assist device-mediated sensitization in the bridge-to-heart-transplantation patient.

    Kwon, M. H.,Zhang, J. Q.,Schaenman, J. M.,Cadeiras, M.,Gjertson, D. W.,Laks, H.,Ardehali, A.,Deng, M. C.,Shemin, R. J.,Reed, E. F.; J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.. 2015 Feb 24.

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    Selecting oversized donor cardiac allografts for patients with pulmonary hypertension may be unnecessary.

    Kwon, M. H.,Wong, S.,Kittleson, M.,Ardehali, A.,Laks, H.,Shemin, R. J.,Kobashigawa, J.; Transplant. Proc.. 2014 Jun 18.

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    Primary graft dysfunction does not lead to increased cardiac allograft vasculopathy in surviving patients.

    Kwon, M. H.,Wong, S. Y.,Ardehali, A.,Laks, H.,Zhang, Z. K.,Deng, M. C.,Shemin, R. J.; J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.. 2013 Mar.

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    American College of Cardiology

    American College of Surgeons