Karim El-Sherief, MD, FACC
Cardiologist | Cardiovascular Disease2020 Zonal Ave # Ird620 Los Angeles CA, 90089
Dr. Karim El-Sherief is a cardiologist practicing in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. El-Sherief specializes in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels and the cardiovascular system. These conditions include heart attacks, heart murmurs, coronary heart disease, and hypertension. Dr. El-Sherief also practices preventative medicine, helping patients maintain a heart-healthy life.
Education and Training
UCLA School of Medicine medical degree 2006
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Cardiovascular Disease
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)
- UCSF Fresno cardiovascular disease 2012
- UCSF Fresno interventional cardiology 2014
- UCSF Fresno
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Oceanside, CA 92056Get Direction
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Patient Experience with Dr. El-Sherief
Get to know Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Karim El-Sherief, who serves patients in Oceanside, California.
A competent interventional cardiologist specializing in radial surgeries, Dr. El-Sherief is affiliated with Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, California.
Tri-City Medical Center has served San Diego County’s coastal communities of Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista, as well as the surrounding region for nearly 60 years and is one of the largest employers in North San Diego County. It prides itself on being the home to leading orthopedic, spine and cardiovascular health services while also specializing in world-class women’s health, robotic surgery, cancer and emergency care.
Pertaining to his educational pursuits, Dr. El-Sherief received his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine in 2006, and completed his residency in internal medicine at the LAC+USC Medical Center in 2009, where he served on the Educational Steering Committee.
Subsequently, he went on to complete his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at UCSF Fresno in 2012, serving as Chief Fellow. Finally, he completed his fellowship in interventional cardiology at the same educational venue in 2014.
A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), the doctor is board-certified in cardiovascular disease , interventional cardiology, and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.
Cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with the disorders of the heart, as well as some parts of the circulatory system. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and electrophysiology. Cardiologists are doctors who diagnose, assess, and treat patients with diseases and defects of the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system).
Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. El-Sherief has been the recipient of various honors and accolades, including the Patients’ Choice Award (2018, 2009, 2008), and On-Time Doctor Award (2018).
Happily married, he and his wife have three beautiful children. When he is not tending to his patients, he enjoys watching soccer. Speaking several languages, he is fluent in English, Spanish, and Arabic.
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