Morton Kern


Veterans Administration Long Beach Heath Care System | Chief of Cardiology

Dr. Kern is currently the Chief of Cardiology, Veterans Administration Long Beach Heath Care System and staff interventional Cardiologist. He is a Professor of Medicine, University California, Irvine in the Division of Cardiology. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of California Los Angeles, medical school and medical residency at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Hospital, NY, NY and cardiology fellowship training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. He continues to perform and teach cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary interventions regionally, nationally and internationally at scientific meetings and symposium. Dr. Kern is ABIM Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Kern is a past president of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, and continues to serve many national and international cardiovascular societies. He holds fellowships in the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and is a master fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention. He is an instructor for the annual ACCF/SCAI Interventional Cardiology Board Review program and other National and International Scientific Symposia. In addition to his research interests in coronary blood flow, intravascular physiology, intravascular ultrasound, vulnerable plaque and evaluation of cardiovascular hemodynamics, he is the clinical editor of The Cath Lab Digest, a monthly publication about cardiac catheterization. He has authored several major textbooks, one of which is the leading book on the subject, entitled “Kern's Cardiac Catheterization Handbook” now in its 7th edition and its companion “The Interventional Cardiac Cath Handbook, 4th ed”. These books are among the most widely used textbooks both nationally and internationally to train physicians in Interventional Cardiology.