Dr. Robert Kass MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Robert Kass is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Los Angeles, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and has been in practice for 46 years. Dr. Kass accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 15 doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and one of 23 at Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Ranked #8 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Ranked #12 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Campus
Residency, General Surgery, 1968–1976

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Class of 1968

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 39 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Inside-out insulation failure of a defibrillator lead with abrasion-resistant coating.
Swerdlow, C. D.,Kass, R. M.,Khoynezhad, A.,Tang, S.

Aortic valve replacement or heart transplantation in patients with aortic stenosis and severe left ventricular dysfunction.
Czer, L. S.,Goland, S.,Soukiasian, H. J.,Gallagher, S.,De Robertis, M. A.,Mirocha, J.,Siegel, R. J.,Kass, R. M.,Trento, A.

Antithymocyte globulin induction therapy adjusted for immunologic risk after heart transplantation.
Czer, L. S.,Phan, A.,Ruzza, A.,Rafiei, M.,Setareh-Shenas, S.,Caceres, M.,Awad, M.,Soliman, C.,Mirocha, J.,De Robertis, M.,Kass, R. M.,Trento, A.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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