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Yerem Yeghiazarians, M.D.

Interventional cardiologist

Dr. Yerem Yeghiazarians is co-director of the Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, director of the Peripheral Interventional Cardiology Program and director of the UCSF Translational Cardiac Stem Cell Program. He is an expert in managing patients with coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndromes, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, patent foramen ovale and peripheral arterial diseases.

Yeghiazarians earned an undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and a medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where he was chief medical resident and an instructor in medicine. He also completed general and interventional adult cardiology training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. At UCSF, he is an associate professor of cardiology.

Clinics

Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-2528

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

Heart Valve Disease Clinic
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

HHT Center of Excellence
185 Berry St., Suite 180, Lobby 6
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 353-8867
Fax: (415) 353-3158

Hours: Monday to Friday,
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Armenian
French
Persian

Education

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 1995

Residencies

Brigham and Women's Hospital-Harvard Medical School, Internal Medicine 1998

Fellowships

Brigham and Women's Hospital-Harvard Medical School, Cardiology 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ye J, Yeghiazarians Y. Cardiac stem cell therapy: Have we put too much hype in which cell type to use? Heart Fail Rev. 2015 Sep; 20(5):613-9.
  2. Ye J, Gaur M, Zhang Y, Sievers RE, Woods BJ, Aurigui J, Bernstein HS, Yeghiazarians Y. Treatment with hESC-Derived Myocardial Precursors Improves Cardiac Function after a Myocardial Infarction. PLoS One. 2015; 7:e0131123.
  3. Jha AK, Mathur A, Svedlund FL, Ye J, Yeghiazarians Y, Healy KE. Molecular weight and concentration of heparin in hyaluronic acid-based matrices modulates growth factor retention kinetics and stem cell fate. J Control Release. 2015 Jul 10; 209:308-16.
  4. Jha AK, Tharp KM, Ye J, Santiago-Ortiz JL, Jackson WM, Stahl A, Schaffer DV, Yeghiazarians Y, Healy KE. Enhanced survival and engraftment of transplanted stem cells using growth factor sequestering hydrogels. Biomaterials. 2015 Apr; 47:1-12.
  5. Glenn DJ, Cardema MC, Ni W, Zhang Y, Yeghiazarians Y, Grapov D, Fiehn O, Gardner DG. Cardiac steatosis potentiates angiotensin II effects in the heart. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Feb 15; 308(4):H339-50.
  6. Genet M, Lee LC, Ge L, Acevedo-Bolton G, Jeung N, Martin A, Cambronero N, Boyle AJ, Yeghiazarians Y, Kozerke S, Guccione JM. A novel method for quantifying smooth regional variations in myocardial contractility within an infarcted human left ventricle. J Biomech Eng. 2014 Nov 1.
  7. Feng K, Gupta V, Terrazas E, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports T, Gregoratos G, Tavakol M, Roberts JP, Boyle A. Trans-radial versus trans-femoral access in patients with end-stage liver disease undergoing cardiac catheterization. Am J Cardiovasc Dis. 2014; 4(3):133-9.
  8. Gupta V, Feng K, Cheruvu P, Boyer N, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports TA, Zimmet J, Shunk K, Boyle AJ. High femoral artery bifurcation predicts contralateral high bifurcation: implications for complex percutaneous cardiovascular procedures requiring large caliber and/or dual access. J Invasive Cardiol. 2014 Sep; 26(9):409-12.
  9. Pandit J, Gupta V, Boyer N, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports TA, Boyle AJ. Patient and physician perspectives on outcomes weighting in revascularization. The POWR study. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Dec 15; 177(2):513-4.
  10. Boyer N, Gupta R, Schevchuck A, Hindnavis V, Maliske S, Sheldon M, Drachman D, Yeghiazarians Y. Coronary artery aneurysms in acute coronary syndrome: case series, review, and proposed management strategy. J Invasive Cardiol. 2014 Jun; 26(6):283-90.
  11. Yeghiazarians Y, Honbo N, Imhof I, Woods B, Aguilera V, Ye J, Boyle AJ, Karliner JS. IL-15: a novel prosurvival signaling pathway in cardiomyocytes. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2014 May; 63(5):406-11.
  12. Ye J, Yeghiazarians Y. Cardiac stem cell therapy: review of the native cardiac progenitor cells and future direction. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2014 Feb; 63(2):85-94.
  13. Boyle AJ, Hwang J, Ye J, Shih H, Jun K, Zhang Y, Fang Q, Sievers R, Yeghiazarians Y, Lee RJ. The effects of aging on apoptosis following myocardial infarction. Cardiovasc Ther. 2013 Dec; 31(6):e102-10.
  14. Horn P, Amabile N, Angeli FS, Sansone R, Stegemann B, Kelm M, Springer ML, Yeghiazarians Y, Schroeter H, Heiss C. Dietary flavanol intervention lowers the levels of endothelial microparticles in coronary artery disease patients. Br J Nutr. 2014 Apr 14; 111(7):1245-52.
  15. Boyer N, Beyer A, Gupta V, Dehghani H, Hindnavis V, Shunk K, Zimmet J, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports T, Boyle A. The effects of intra-arterial vasodilators on radial artery size and spasm: implications for contemporary use of trans-radial access for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 14(6):321-4.
  16. Ye J, Hom DS, Hwang J, Yeghiazarians Y, Lee RJ, Boyle AJ. Aging Impairs the Proliferative Capacity of Cardiospheres, Cardiac Progenitor Cells and Cardiac Fibroblasts: Implications for Cell Therapy. J Clin Med. 2013; 2(3):103-14.
  17. Ameri K, Rajah AM, Nguyen V, Sanders TA, Jahangiri A, Delay M, Donne M, Choi HJ, Tormos KV, Yeghiazarians Y, Jeffrey SS, Rinaudo PF, Rowitch DH, Aghi M, Maltepe E. Nuclear localization of the mitochondrial factor HIGD1A during metabolic stress. PLoS One. 2013; 8(4):e62758.
  18. Beyer AT, Ng R, Singh A, Zimmet J, Shunk K, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports TA, Boyle AJ. Topical nitroglycerin and lidocaine to dilate the radial artery prior to transradial cardiac catheterization: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial: the PRE-DILATE Study. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 3; 168(3):2575-8.
  19. Amabile N, Guignabert C, Montani D, Yeghiazarians Y, Boulanger CM, Humbert M. Cellular microparticles in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension. Eur Respir J. 2013 Jul; 42(1):272-9.
  20. Ye J, Boyle AJ, Shih H, Sievers RE, Wang ZE, Gormley M, Yeghiazarians Y. CD45-positive cells are not an essential component in cardiosphere formation. Cell Tissue Res. 2013 Jan; 351(1):201-5.

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