Robert J. Siegel MD
Director, Cardiac Non-Invasive Laboratory
Rexford S. Kennamer, MD Chair in Cardiac Ultrasound
Robert J. Siegel, MD is Director of the Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Cardiology Director of the Cedars-Sinai Marfan Center. He holds the Rexford S. Kennamer, MD Chair in Cardiac Ultrasound. Dr. Siegel is Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai, and previously served as Senior Staff Fellow in Cardiac Pathology at the Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Internationally recognized as one of the leading experts in the field of cardiovascular ultrasound, Dr. Siegel specializes in cardiovascular ultrasound, including transthoracic, transesophageal, and intravascular methodologies. Dr. Siegel's research interests include valvular heart disease, therapeutic applications of ultrasound energy, transesophageal and intraoperative echocardiography, and the development and use of hand-held portable echocardiographic systems for clinical innovations. In addition, he is involved with clinical research studies related to the diagnosis, assessment, and management of patients with Marfan Syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and pericardial and valvular heart disease.
He is on the editorial board of four cardiovascular journals and is the editor of Cardiology Update. Dr. Siegel has edited two textbooks on ultrasound-related topics, and he is a reviewer for more than a dozen cardiovascular journals. He has authored over 230 peer-reviewed scientific papers related to cardiovascular medicine. He is also a contributing author to more than a dozen cardiovascular textbooks.
Dr. Siegel is a fellow, and has previously served as the president, of the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, and president of the Los Angeles Society of Echocardiography. He has been active in numerous cardiovascular societies, including the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Society of Echocardiography.
Dr. Siegel received his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, where he developed an interest in cardiology. He completed his medical residency at Emory University in Atlanta and at Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center. He completed his cardiology fellowship at Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center.