Ramin Beygui, MD

Heart and lung surgeon

Dr. Ramin Beygui is a cardiothoracic surgeon who performs heart and lung transplants as well as heart surgeries such as mitral valve repair. He specializes in treating arrhythmia, thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection, and coronary and valvular heart disease. In addition to adult patients, he treats pediatric patients who need heart or lung transplants or treatment for heart birth defects.

Beygui received his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, where he was a Regents Scholar, followed by a residency in surgery at Stanford Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the UCLA School of Medicine, as well as an endovascular surgery and vascular surgery fellowships at Stanford Medical Center.

Beygui serves as a peer reviewer for several medical publications. He has published his own research in cardiovascular tissue engineering and stem cell differentiation, among other topics.

A professor of surgery at UCSF, Beygui is a member of the Western Thoracic Surgical Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Society for Vascular Surgery, American Heart Association and International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation's councils on heart failure and transplantation and pathology. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


Advanced Heart Failure at Fremont
39141 Civic Center Drive, Suite 335
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (415) 353-4145
Fax: (415) 353-4166

Cardiothoracic Surgery
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1606
Fax: (415) 353-1312

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

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UC Irvine School of Medicine 1990


Stanford Medical Center, Surgery 1995


Stanford Medical Center, Vascular Surgery 1997
Stanford Medical Center, Endovascular Surgery 1998
UCLA Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Sanchez JM, Al-Dosari G, Chu S, Beygui R, Deuse T, Badhwar N, Lee RJ. Hybrid and surgical procedures for the treatment of persistent and longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2018 Feb; 16(2):91-97.
  2. Gerson JN, Witteles RM, Chang DT, Beygui RE, Iagaru AH, Kunz PL. Carcinoid Syndrome Complicating a Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor: A Case Report. Pancreas. 2017 Nov/Dec; 46(10):1381-1385.
  3. Suh GY, Fleischmann D, Beygui RE, Cheng CP. Quantification of motion of the thoracic aorta after ascending aortic repair of type-A dissection. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2017 May; 12(5):811-819.
  4. GY Suh, K Hirotsu, R Beygui, MD Dake, D Fleischmann, CP Cheng. Volumetric Analysis Demonstrates True and False Lumen Remodeling Persists for 12 Months after TEVAR. Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques. 2016.
  5. Wystrychowski W, Patlolla B, Zhuge Y, Neofytou E, Robbins RC, Beygui RE. Multipotency and cardiomyogenic potential of human adipose-derived stem cells from epicardium, pericardium, and omentum. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2016 Jun 13; 7(1):84.
  6. Margulis K, Neofytou EA, Beygui RE, Zare RN. Celecoxib Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Angiogenesis. ACS Nano. 2015 Sep 22; 9(9):9416-26.
  7. Neofytou E, Deuse T, Beygui RE, Schrepfer S. Mesenchymal stromal cell therapy: different sources exhibit different immunobiological properties. Transplantation. 2015 Jun; 99(6):1113-8.
  8. Conradi L, Schmidt S, Neofytou E, Deuse T, Peters L, Eder A, Hua X, Hansen A, Robbins RC, Beygui RE, Reichenspurner H, Eschenhagen T, Schrepfer S. Immunobiology of fibrin-based engineered heart tissue. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2015 Jun; 4(6):625-31.
  9. Dua MM, Cloyd JM, Haddad F, Beygui RE, Norton JA, Visser BC. Cardiac metastases and tumor embolization: A rare sequelae of primary undifferentiated liver sarcoma. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2014; 5(12):927-31.
  10. Suh GY, Beygui RE, Fleischmann D, Cheng CP. Aortic arch vessel geometries and deformations in patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Dec; 25(12):1903-11.
  11. Nezhat C, Main J, Paka C, Nezhat A, Beygui RE. Multidisciplinary treatment for thoracic and abdominopelvic endometriosis. JSLS. 2014 Jul-Sep; 18(3).
  12. Ho JS, Yeh AJ, Neofytou E, Kim S, Tanabe Y, Patlolla B, Beygui RE, Poon AS. Wireless power transfer to deep-tissue microimplants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 03; 111(22):7974-9.
  13. Maxwell BG, Harrington KB, Beygui RE, Oakes DA. Congenital anomalies of the aortic arch in acute type-a aortic dissection: implications for monitoring, perfusion strategy, and surgical repair. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Jun; 28(3):467-72.
  14. Rennert RC, Rustad K, Levi K, Harwood M, Sorkin M, Wong VW, Al-Ahmad A, Zei P, Hsia H, Beygui RE, Norton L, Wang P, Gurtner GC. A histological and mechanical analysis of the cardiac lead-tissue interface: implications for lead extraction. Acta Biomater. 2014 May; 10(5):2200-8.
  15. Zhuge Y, Patlolla B, Ramakrishnan C, Beygui RE, Zarins CK, Deisseroth K, Kuhl E, Abilez OJ. Human pluripotent stem cell tools for cardiac optogenetics. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014; 2014:6171-4.
  16. Myers FB, Silver JS, Zhuge Y, Beygui RE, Zarins CK, Lee LP, Abilez OJ. Robust pluripotent stem cell expansion and cardiomyocyte differentiation via geometric patterning. Integr Biol (Camb). 2013 Dec; 5(12):1495-506.
  17. Navarrete EG, Liang P, Lan F, Sanchez-Freire V, Simmons C, Gong T, Sharma A, Burridge PW, Patlolla B, Lee AS, Wu H, Beygui RE, Wu SM, Robbins RC, Bers DM, Wu JC. Screening drug-induced arrhythmia [corrected] using human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes and low-impedance microelectrode arrays. Circulation. 2013 Sep 10; 128(11 Suppl 1):S3-13.
  18. Patlolla B, Beygui R, Haddad F. Right-ventricular failure following left ventricle assist device implantation. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2013 Mar; 28(2):223-33.
  19. Ge J, Neofytou E, Lei J, Beygui RE, Zare RN. Protein-polymer hybrid nanoparticles for drug delivery. Small. 2012 Dec 07; 8(23):3573-8.
  20. Nezhat C, King LP, Paka C, Odegaard J, Beygui R. Bilateral thoracic endometriosis affecting the lung and diaphragm. JSLS. 2012 Jan-Mar; 16(1):140-2.

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