Joshua I. Goldhaber, MD

Associate Director, Coronary Intensive Care Unit
Director, Basic Research Programs, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Dorothy and E. Phillip Lyon Chair in Laser Research

Joshua I. Goldhaber, MD, FACC, is Associate Director of the Coronary Intensive Care Unit and Director of Basic Research Programs at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He holds the Dorothy and E. Phillip Lyon Chair in Laser Research.

Dr. Goldhaber is an expert in the intensive care unit management of cardiac patients, specializing in the treatment of critically ill patients with advanced decompensated heart failure and cardiogenic shock. Prior to his arrival at Cedars-Sinai, he was Director of the Coronary Care Unit at the Ronald Reagan University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Goldhaber’s research focuses on ways to help diseased heart muscle perform beyond expectations.  In his laboratory at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, he studies the molecular transporters and ion channels that control electrical and mechanical activity in heart cells (excitation-contraction coupling and pacemaker activity).  He has published more than 60 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Circulation, Circulation Research, Journal of Physiology, and the Biophysical Journal.

Dr. Goldhaber is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He received his training in internal medicine and Cardiology at the UCLA Medical Center and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he rose to the rank of Professor. Dr. Goldhaber has won seven Kaiser Foundation Golden Apple Awards for medical student teaching, and two faculty awards for excellence in education from UCLA. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as a faculty member in 2004 and is a past president of the Western Society of Clinical Investigation.

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