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Asher Kimchi

Asher Kimchi

Clinical Chief
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
USA

Biography

Asher Kimchi, MD, is the clinical chief of the Division of Cardiology and co-medical director of the Preventive and Consultative Heart Center of Excellence at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He holds the academic title of clinical professor of Medicine. He is also a past president of the Greater Los Angeles Affiliate of the American Heart Association. Kimchi, a former flight surgeon in the Israeli Air Force, is the founder and chair of the International Academy of Cardiology. He founded the World Congress on Heart Disease and has served as its chair for 26 years. Through the organization, he has directed 22 international congresses on heart failure and heart disease. He is an editor or co-editor of 12 books, and his scientific articles on the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease and heart failure have appeared in prestigious peer-reviewed journals, including Circulation, the American Journal of Cardiology, JAMA Internal Medicine and the American Heart Journal. He has presented his scientific work at numerous national and international conferences. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Cardiology.

Research Interest

Arrhythmias (Irregular Heartbeat, Heart Rhythm Disorders), Hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)and Preventive Cardiology