Dr. Bassam O. Omari, MD, FACS
Cardiothoracic Surgeon1000 W Carson St # 423 Torrance CA, 90502
A respected figure in the field of cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Bassam O. Omari serves as the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, playing a vital role in providing high-quality and cost-effective care to patients in the Los Angeles County area. With over 20 years of experience in his field, Dr. Omari is affiliated with many hospitals and medical centers throughout California, including Desert Valley Hospital, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center, Centinela Hospital Medical Center, and St. Mary Medical Center - Long Beach. In addition to his clinical work, he also holds an academic position as a Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, further demonstrating his expertise and commitment to the field of cardiothoracic surgery.
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Education and Training
American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine medical degree 0
American Board of Surgery - Certified in Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Certified in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Professor of Surgery David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA -
- Healthgrades Honor Roll Year Healthgrades.com
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Thoracic Surgery 1994
- American University of Beirut1983
- Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center1994Thoracic Surgery
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Get to know Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Bassam O. Omari, who serves patients in Torrance, California.
A top professional in the field of cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Omari serves as Chief within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California.
Harbor–UCLA Medical Center, is a 570-bed public teaching hospital located at 1000 West Carson Street in West Carson, an unincorporated area within Los Angeles County, California. Its mission is to provide high quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care through leadership in medical practice, education, and research. Services are provided through an integrated health care system to residents of Los Angeles County regardless of ability to pay.
Having been in practice for more than two decades, Dr. Omari is affiliated with many hospitals and medical centers within the state of California, including Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Desert Valley Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center – Long Beach, Centinela Hospital Medical Center, and St. Francis Medical Center.
Holding an academic title, he serves as a Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Graduating with the class of 1983 from the American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Omari went on to perform his internship in general surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He then furthered his training with a residency in general surgery at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), the doctor is dual board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Omari is a member of several national and international scientific medical organizations. And he is on the Board of Directors of House Of Lebanon, and National Arab American Medical Association.
Among Dr. Omari’s areas of research focus include coronary artery bypass surgery, endocarditis, pulmonary embolectomy, valve repair and replacement, minimally invasive valve surgery, and atrial natriuretic hormone in heart surgery.
Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in the surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax. Cardiothoracic surgeons are medical doctors who specialize in surgical procedures inside the thorax, which may involve the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest. Alongside performing surgery, they also diagnose and treat diseases of these organs.
On a more personal note, Dr. Omari speaks both English and Arabic.
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