Dr. Wen Cheng MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Wen Cheng 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 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 30 years. Dr. Cheng accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 15 doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and one of 24 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

Johns Hopkins University
Residency, General Surgery, 1984–1990

Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1990–1993

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Class of 1984

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 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Publications & Presentations

Role of CT and MRI prior to redo sternotomy in paediatric patients with congenital heart disease.
Adibi, A.,Mohajer, K.,Plotnik, A.,Tognolini, A.,Biniwale, R.,Cheng, W.,Ruehm, S. G.

Stratification of Outcomes after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement According to Surgical Inoperability for Technical Versus Clinical Reasons.
Makkar, R. R.,Jilaihawi, H.,Mack, M.,Chakravarty, T.,Cohen, D. J.,Cheng, W.,Fontana, G.,Bavaria, J.,Thourani, V.,Herrmann, H.,Pichard, A.,Kapadia, S.,Babilliaros, V.,Whisenant, B.,Kodali, S.,Williams, M.,Trento, A.,Smith, C.,Teirstein, P.,Cohen, M. G.,Xu, K.,Tuzcu, E. M.,Webb, J.,Leon, M.

Pre-emptive positioning of a coronary stent in the left anterior descending artery for left main protection: A prerequisite for transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation for failing stentless bioprostheses?
Chakravarty, T.,Jilaihawi, H.,Nakamura, M.,Kashif, M.,Kar, S.,Cheng, W.,Makkar, R.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • GHI PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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