Jay N. Schapira, MD


Jay N. Schapira, MD is a cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology 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 (UCLA).  He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases.  

In practice for more than 30 years, Dr. Schapira’s clinical focus includes interventional, clinical, preventative cardiology as well as internal medicine.  As an interventional cardiologist, he performs cardiac catheterizations, angioplasties and the placement of coronary stents.

He is active in teaching and in research at Cedars-Sinai, having published many scientific articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals.  He co-authored two books on echocardiography (which were translated into Japanese), published by Williams and Wilkins.

Dr. Schapira trained at Baylor College of Medicine where he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and served as chief resident.  He completed his postdoctoral training in cardiology at Stanford University.   He is a fellow and current member of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians and is an honorary professor in the Academia Nacional de Medicina de Brazil.  He is a member of the Coding and Nomenclature Committee of the American College of Cardiology.   

With a commitment to public service, Dr. Schapira provides indigent patients pro bono medical care and cardiology consultation services at the Saban Community Clinic - formerly the Saban Free Clinic, serves the City of El Monte Police Force as a Sergeant in the Reserve and is a lifetime member of the Writer's Guild of America.  

In recognition of outstanding service to his patients, Dr. Schapira was honored by the Circle of Friends organization at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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