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Thomas Pfeffer, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Thomas Pfeffer graduated the medical school from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency program at the University of California San Diego. A fellowship followed at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation soon after that. He is specialized in thoracic & cardiac surgery and is also board certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery. Dr. Pfeffer has been in practice for more than 20 years and is affiliated with Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. During his career, he has also contributed to 24 publications of medical interest.

  • Education & Training


    University of Washington School of Medicine

    Medical School


    University of California San Diego



    Cleveland Clinic Foundation


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (800) 954-8000

    4867 Sunset Blvd

    Los Angeles, California 90027

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Thomas Pfeffer has contributed to 3 publications.

    Randomized trial of endoscopic versus open vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting: six-month patency rates.

    Yun, K.L., Wu, Y., Aharonian, V., Mansukhani, P., Pfeffer, T.A., Sintek, C.F., Kochamba, G.S., Grunkemeier, G., Khonsari, S.; J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Mar.

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    Adjunctive transmyocardial revascularization: five-year follow-up of a prospective, randomized trial.

    Allen, K.B., Dowling, R.D., Schuch, D.R., Pfeffer, T.A., Marra, S., Lefrak, E.A., Fudge, T.L., Mostovych, M., Szentpetery, S., Saha, S.P., Murphy, D., Dennis, H.; Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Aug.

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    Randomized trial comparing partial versus complete chordal-sparing mitral valve replacement: effects on left ventricular volume and function.

    Yun, K.L., Sintek, C.F., Miller, D.C., Pfeffer, T.A., Kochamba, G.S., Khonsari, S., Zile, M.R.; J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Apr.

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    American College of Surgeons