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Richard Cheng


Heart health advocate and running enthusiast

Dr. Richard Cheng is a cardiologist who specializes in the comprehensive care of patients with heart failure. Having trained in both advanced heart failure and interventional cardiology, his approach combines medical therapy optimization with minimally invasive surgeries and novel devices that can improve heart function. As both a heart transplant and interventional cardiologist, he also specializes in supporting patients in cardiogenic shock – a type of shock that may occur when the heart can't pump well enough to meet the body's needs – with temporary circulatory pumps as a bridge to recovery or heart transplantation.

Cheng's research is focused on how to rescue patients in cardiogenic shock or cardiac arrest and on optimizing the performance of minimally invasive repair of leaky heart valves. His research interests include temporary mechanical circulatory support, stents and stent-valves (tiny tubes that can be placed surgically to keep blood vessels open) in patients with heart failure, minimally invasive mitral and tricuspid valve repair, and coronary artery disease after heart transplantation.

After earning his medical degree at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Cheng completed residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He completed fellowships in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and advanced heart failure and transplant at Cedars-Sinai.

Cheng belongs to the American College of Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and American Heart Association.

  • Education

    Geisel School of Medicine at Darthmouth, 2011

  • Residencies

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2014

  • Fellowships

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cardiology, 2017

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Interventional Cardiology, 2018

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, 2019

  • Languages


I believe in creating a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to each patient by offering a broad range of therapies that improve heart health.

Where I see patients (8)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    99 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 09, 2023
    I recommend it very reliable
    Oct 19, 2023
    Dr Cheng & his staff are exceptional individuals who always make me feel important & cared for
    Sep 21, 2023
    Great Doctor!!.
    Aug 24, 2023
    Best health services ever
    Jul 03, 2023
    I felt that I got my questions answered and more hope for my future.
    Jun 28, 2023
    Dr Cheng was amazing! He is a genius. He has a great bedside manner
    Apr 07, 2023
    Thanks for making time for me
    Mar 15, 2023
    I followed his recommendation and feel better already.
    Feb 11, 2023
    The actual visit with the dr went really well.
    Feb 07, 2023
    Best experience ever
    Jan 23, 2023
    Outstanding appointment
    Dec 20, 2022
    Dr Cheng listened intently and gave options and assessment of care. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
    Nov 22, 2022
    Oct 30, 2022
    Excellent listening skill and very professional
    Sep 17, 2022
    He communicated some statements in his notes that were not correct pertaining to my past history.
    Sep 14, 2022
    Would be nice to schedule appts with cardiologist and Electrophysiologist the same day.
    Sep 14, 2022
    Dr. Cheng is very nice he is patient and goes back even into older charts or images to show me problem areas and what he thinks our next steps should be. He is thorough.
    Aug 18, 2022
    Best experience
    Decorative Caduceus

    MitraClip REPAIR MR Study

    The proportion of subjects who are alive, without stroke, CV hospitalization or acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy at 2 years in the Device and Control groups, respectively


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    The EMPOWER Trial - The Carillon Mitral Contour System® in Treating Heart Failure With at Least...

    Freedom from a composite of major adverse events (defined as Device Embolization, Vessel Erosion, Cardiac Perforation, and occurrence of cardiac surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention) in the Intervention group is greater t...


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    Modulation of SERCA2a of Intra-myocytic Calcium Trafficking in Heart Failure With Reduced Eject...

    New York Heart Association classification (I, II, III or IV)


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    Early Feasibility Study - Transcatheter Atrial Shunt System