Dr. Ara S. Klijian MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Ara Klijian is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in San Diego, California. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College and has been in practice for 24 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and Armenian.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Interests: Valvular disease, Esophagus, Lung, Aortic disease, Lung/esophageal cancer, coronary disease, valvular and aortic surgery, pulmonary endarterectomy

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Armenian

Education & Medical Training

Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1995

Albany Medical College
Class of 1990

UC San Diego Medical Center
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1998

UC San Diego Medical Center
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1998

Certifications & Licensure

Fellow, Royal College of Medicine fellow, International society of heart/lung transplantation
Certified

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

NY State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Rosai-Dorfman disease involving the premaxilla.
Shemen, L., D'Anton, M., Klijian, A., Toth, I., Galantich, P.


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