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Richard J. Shemin, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Richard Shemin is a renowned thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Los Angeles, California. He received his medical diploma from Boston University School of Medicine in 1974. After getting his medical degree, he did an internship at Brigham & Women's Hospital in 1975. Dr. Shemin completed his medical education with a residency in general surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 1980, a residency in thoracic surgery at NYU School of Medicine in 1982 and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. He is certified by the American Board in thoracic and cardiac surgery. His subspecialty is general cardiac surgery. This doctor works at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica. He was awarded 16 honors, including: ACC Fellow, ACS Fellow, America’s Top Doctors for 11 years, Top Doctors: LA Area in 2013, Boston Herald in 2005 and Top Doctors: Southern California in 2012. He has published a huge number of articles in collaboration with other doctors.

  • Education & Training


    Boston University School of Medicine

    Medical School


    NYU School of Medicine



    Brigham and Women\'s Hospital



    National Institutes of Health Clinical Center


  • Board Certifications

    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. Richard J. Shemin has contributed to 3 publications.

    Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement in Native Mitral Valve Disease With Severe Mitral Annular Calcification: Results From the First Multicenter Global Registry.

    Guerrero, M.,Dvir, D.,Himbert, D.,Urena, M.,Eleid, M.,Wang, D. D.,Greenbaum, A.,Mahadevan, V. S.,Holzhey, D.,O'Hair, D.,Dumonteil, N.,Rodés-Cabau, J.,Piazza, N.,Palma,...; JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Jul 09.

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    Addition of Statins to Treatment With β-Blockers to Improve Outcomes for Cardiac Surgery Patients: Beyond the Surgical Care Improvement Project.

    Toppen, W.,Sareh, S.,Johansen, D.,Genovese, B.,Satou, N.,Shemin, R.,Benharash, P.; JAMA Surg. 2015 Nov 19.

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    Defining operative mortality: Impact on outcome reporting.

    Maximus, S.,Milliken, J. C.,Danielsen, B.,Khan, J.,Shemin, R.,Carey, J. S.; J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.. 2016 Feb 16.

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    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

    American Association for Thoracic Surgery

    American College of Cardiology

    American College of Surgeons

    American Heart Association

    California Medical Association

    Massachusetts Medical Society

    Society for Vascular Surgery

    Society of Thoracic Surgeons