Dr. Hillel Laks MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Hillel Laks 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 University of the Witwatersrand and has been in practice for 49 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

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1969–1974

University of the Witwatersrand
Class of 1965

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

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Publications & Presentations

Primary graft dysfunction does not lead to increased cardiac allograft vasculopathy in surviving patients.
Kwon, M. H.,Wong, S. Y.,Ardehali, A.,Laks, H.,Zhang, Z. K.,Deng, M. C.,Shemin, R. J.

Hybrid melody pulmonary valve replacement in an adult with severe pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary artery aneurysm.
Derk, G.,Laks, H.,Aboulhosn, J.

Aspergillus fumigatus vegetation of a prosthetic aortic root graft with mycotic aneurysm and subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Oyama, J.,Zhou, L.,Mehta, S. A.,Laury, A. R.,Tsakonas, J. S.,Laks, H.,Honda, H. M.,Yang, E. H.


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