John Gordon Harold, MD

Cardiologist, Division of Cardiology

John Gordon Harold is a cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, critical care medicine and geriatric medicine.

In addition to his past work as a book reviewer for Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, an academic and professional medical publisher, Dr. Harold's own research has appeared in several journals, including the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplant, Circulation and The American Journal of Cardiology. His media appearances include panel discussions on such subjects as women and heart disease, cardiovascular risk factors and leadership and healthcare reform.

A past Chief of Staff and Clinical Chief of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Harold is a member of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Directors. He currently serves as president of the Los Angeles Division of the American Heart Association; is the Chair of the American College of Cardiology Board of Governors and Secretary of the College; is a past president of the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the immediate past ACC governor for Southern California; and is a board member of organizations such as the American Heart Association, the American Board of Internal Medicine, Save A Heart Foundation, the Heart Fund at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Harold also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Clinical Faculty Association at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine.

In 2007, Dr. Harold was recognized for his many contributions when he was presented with the "Passion of the Heart" award at the annual Heart Awards Gala hosted by the American Heart Association's Western States Affiliate. The "Passion of the Heart" award is the highest recognition of a physician by the organization.

Dr. Harold is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American Heart Association, American College of Chest Physicians, and American College of Cardiology.

After completing an accelerated bachelor's of science/medical degree program at the City College of New York and the State University of New York, Stony Brook School of Medicine, Dr. Harold fulfilled his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He came to Cedars-Sinai in 1982 to complete a three-year cardiology fellowship under the direction of his mentor, Jeremy Swan, MD, chairman of the Division of Cardiology from 1965 to 1987.