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Chief of Cardiology, Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, CA; Professor of Medicine, University of California Irvine, Orange, California

Morton J. Kern MD, FSCAI, FACC, FAHA is chief of Cardiology at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, CA and associate chief of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at the University California Irvine in Orange, California. Dr. Kern is recognized nationally and internationally for “The Cardiac Catheterization Handbook” now in its 5th edition, “Hemodynamic Rounds, 3rd edition”, and his papers addressing coronary blood flow before and after intervention as well as for numerous other contributions to the teaching of cardiac catheterization and interventions. Dr. Kern’s research interests include coronary physiology, focusing on fractional flow reserve, microvascular circulation, and interventions as well as hemodynamics. He is a past president of the SCAI and active member and past chair of committees for the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. He is most proud of his continued involvement with the education and training of cardiology fellows.


Dr. Kern is a consultant and speaker for Abbott/St. Jude, Philips/Volcano, Acist Medical Inc., Opsens Inc., and Heartflow Inc.