St. Vincent Cardiac Care Institute Physicians

Harry Balian, MD, FACC, FSCAI specializes in Interventional Cardiology and treatment of Arterial and Venous diseases. He earned his medical degree at Chicago Medical School and took his internship, residency and completed a fellowship at UC Irvine Medical School, where he was selected chief resident and later, chief fellow. He also completed a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Disease at George Washington University. Dr. Balian is board certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, and Vascular Medicine. Dr. Balian also speaks, Spanish, Armenian, Arabic, French, and Turkish.

Marc J. Girsky, MDspecializes in Electrophysiology. He earned his medical degree from UC Irvine School of Medicine. He took an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland. Dr. Girsky took a fellowship in Cardiology at Harbor – UCLA Medical Center and a fellowship in Electrophysiology at Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Girsky is board certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Dr. Girsky also speaks Spanish.   Click here to see Los Angeles Times ad with Dr. Girsky.

Amir Hedayati-Rad, MD Amir Hedayati-Rad, MD specializes in Electrophysiology. He earned his medical degree at the University of Rosalind Franklin and took his internship and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He completed his fellowship at USC School of Medicine and a second fellowship at Harbor UCLA. Dr. Hedayati is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  Dr. Hedayati also speaks Persian.

Richard L. Hoffman, MD, FACC, FACCP specializes in Interventional Cardiology. He earned his medical degree at Tulane University Medical School. He took his internship and residency at USC and a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at St. Vincent Medical Center. Dr. Hoffman is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases.  He also speaks Spanish. Click here to see Los Angeles Times ad with Dr. Hoffman.

Alexander Marmureanu, MD specializes in minimally invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery. He completed his General Surgery residency and a research fellowship at New York University Medical Center. He continued his surgical training at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he was actively involved in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery research. His cardiothoracic surgery fellowship was completed at UCLA. He is certified by the American Boards of Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.

Michael McLean, MD specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery. He earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He completed his General Surgery residency at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine; and a fellowship in Cardiac Surgery at USC. He is board certified by the American Boards of Surgery and Thoracic Surgery and specializes in minimally invasive surgery.

James G. McPherson, MD, MPH, FACS specializes in minimally invasive Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery. Dr. McPherson graduated from USC and received his MD and master’s of public health degrees at Tulane University. He took his residency at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center and a fellowship in Cardiac Surgery at USC. Dr. McPherson is certified by the American Boards of Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.

Steve Park, MD, FACC, FACP specializes in Interventional Cardiology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He took an internship and residency at Evanston Hospital through Northwestern and a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Park is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases. Dr. Park also speaks Korean.

Jesús Vázquez, MD specializes in Electrophysiology, with a focus on managing end-stage heart failure. He earned his medical degree from Harvard University in Boston, took an Internal Medicine internship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and a fellowship at Columbia University in general Cardiology and Electrophysiology. He is board certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Echocardiology. He also speaks Spanish.