As one of the leading heart specialists in Los Angeles, Dr. Maddahi is a master at diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. It is his hope that patients will realize that they should not wait until they have a heart attack or severe health problem to see a cardiologist.
Since starting his career in cardiac research in 1977, Los Angeles heart specialist Dr. Maddahi has participated in bringing non-invasive diagnostic procedures to the forefront of cardiac medicine. In 1990, he became the Director of the Clinical PET Scanning Center at UCLA. His goal was to extend the benefits of PET scanning into the areas of oncology, cardiology, and neurology. His years of research bring cutting edge technology to his practice. He uses the latest technology and hands-on clinical experience to help his patients avoid catastrophic health problems altogether.
Due to his research, and employing other valid technologies, his practice and others around the world can offer non-invasive procedures. His research has saved thousands of patients from operations used for the diagnosis of heart disease. His dedication has opened the doors so that patients can have a thorough examination of their cardiovascular system, without painful procedures or surgery.
Voted by his peers: One of the Best Doctors in North America
Dr. Maddahi was selected by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America, as well as being listed in the directory of the Best 2000 Doctors in North America. He is listed in the Millennium Edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare. Most importantly, in his Los Angeles cardiology practice, he is highly regarded by his patients for his knowledge and compassion. With numerous awards and papers published, he offers his patients world-class care.
"I have patients I have treated for over 30 years; they came to me with a problem and I prevented it from becoming a BIG problem."
Los Angeles cardiologist Dr. Maddahi is internationally recognized as an expert and a pioneer in improving cardiovascular care.
After graduating with honors in 1975, he completed his residence and fellowship training in Internal medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Medicine, and Nuclear Cardiology.