Dr. Brian L Reemtsen MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Brian Reemtsen is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Los Angeles, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College and has been in practice for 19 years. He is one of 23 doctors at Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and one of 12 at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

UCLA Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1995–2002

University of Washington
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2002–2004

New York Medical College
Class of 1995

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

A novel surgical approach to left main coronary artery giant aneurysm thrombosis in a child with a history of Kawasaki disease.
Pruetz, J.D., Takahashi, M., Reemtsen, B.L., Starnes, V.A.

Right ventricular exclusion procedure with total cavopulmonary connection: an alternative operative approach in adults with severe Ebstein anomaly.
Polimenakos, A.C., Reemtsen, B.L., Wells, W.J., Starnes, V.A.

Hemidiaphragm plication after repair of congenital heart defects in children: quantitative return of diaphragm function over time.
Baker, C.J., Boulom, V., Reemtsen, B.L., Rollins, R.C., Starnes, V.A., Wells, W.J.

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