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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
    75 Ratings
    About our process
    Jan 31, 2022
    I had to go to mychart and search for them. Not obvious as to where the were hidden.
    Jan 13, 2022
    Best experience ever
    Nov 08, 2021
    Physician was very good but the time to schedule an appt and getting a response from office staff is poor.
    Nov 07, 2021
    Nov 02, 2021
    Best experience ever
    Oct 11, 2021
    The best patient to provider relationship ever
    Oct 07, 2021
    Both providers were very goog
    Mar 27, 2021
    very knowledgeable and nice doctor
    Feb 01, 2021
    i would use the word "excellent" in all categories rather than ticking "very good".
    Dec 01, 2020
    Thank you very much . outstanding i felt he listened to my concerns and addressed each one . made suggestions options and recommendations as well as a starting plan discussion with my other cardiologist and follow up .
    Jul 01, 2020
    Sound distortion. Hard to understand.