Yzhar Charuzi, MD, FACC


Yzhar Charuzi, MD, FACC, is a cardiologist at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He also is a clinical professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Charuzi's primary research interests include hypertension, lipid disorders and exercise testing. His clinical focus is broad spectrum adult cardiology.

Dr. Charuzi is a member of several medical societies. He is the founder and president of Save A Heart Foundation of Los Angeles (SAHF), a nonprofit organization committed to providing research fellowship opportunities in cardiology and related fields. SAHF has contributed to the training of fellows in advanced cardiology techniques, stroke research and pediatric genetics. He is the author of book chapters and research papers in the field of cardiology and has presented papers at medical conferences throughout the world.

In addition to being chosen the 2008 Alumnus of the Year by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association, Dr. Charuzi has received the Israel Heart Society's "Outstanding Contribution to Cardiology in Israel Award," the American Red Magen David for Israel's "Humanitarian Award," and the American Friends of Hebrew University's "Humanitarian Torch of Learning Award."

Dr. Charuzi earned his medical degree at the Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Tel Hashomer Chaim Sheba Medical Center. He performed cardiology fellowships at the University of Southern California, the University of Minnesota and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. While serving in the Israeli Air Force Medical Corp, Dr. Charuzi contributed to the development of air evacuation systems.

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