Top-Rated Cardiologists – World Renowned Heart Institute

Clinical Excellence

Since “last century,” patients and professional colleagues alike have recognized Dr. Mark Urman and Dr. Jeffrey Caren, not only as sensitive and caring bedside physicians, but as having exceptional clinical judgment and awareness of the current thought in clinical cardiology. As consultative cardiologists, all of our doctors have a greater opportunity to spend time and communicate with patients and thoroughly investigate their cardiac issues. We are proud that for beyond the past decade, both our senior cardiologists have been formally recognized year after year and Drs Caren and Urman are honored and humbled:

Dr. Mark Urman and Dr. Jeffrey Caren both have been named U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors


Dr. Jeffrey Caren and Dr. Mark Urman both are found in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors (2011-2024 for Dr. Urman) and Dr. Arash Nayeri has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor Rising Star

For many years, Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute cardiologists, Jeffrey F. Caren, MD, FACC and Mark K. Urman, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA have both been named by their peers to the Super Doctors® List in Los Angeles Magazine and in a separate publication distributed with the Los Angeles Times (most recently in January 2024, the 16th straight year for Dr. Urman). Following in this well established tradition of well-deserved recognition, Dr. Arash Nayeri was named as a Super Doctors® Rising Star in January 2024. In addition, Dr. Urman was named one of Los Angeles Magazine’s Top Doctors every year since they first came out with their list in 2018.

Dr Mark Urman has been named by his peers as one of the top cardiologists in Los Angeles every year for over a decade

Dr. Mark Urman and Dr. Jeffrey Caren were 2 of only 3 “Industry Favorite” cardiologists listed in The Hollywood Reporter and Castle Connolly’s peer-selected inaugural Hollywood’s Top Doctors List and remain honored on the even more exclusive 2015 list.

Dr. Urman has also formally been recognized by patients as one of California’s favorite and most compassionate physicians

Drs. Caren and Urman are proud to be Attending Cardiologists in the

Number 1 Heart Program in Los Angeles and in the Western USA since 2011


The Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute has been ranked among the Top 10 Heart Programs in the nation by US News & World Report every year since 2013 and once again is ranked a Top 3 program for 2023-2024 (with both Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic). It remains home to the world’s largest and most successful heart transplant program and is a world leader in complex heart valve repairs and replacements. In fact, Cedars-Sinai has performed more trans catheter aortic valve replacements and mitral valve repairs than any other center in the U.S., with outcomes that place Cedars Smidt Heart Institute among the top-performing programs nationally. It is also one of just a handful of centers in the U.S. that has expertise in minimally invasive, catheter-based procedures for all four heart valves. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is once again on the prestigious Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2023-2024 and has been ranked as the # 2 best hospital in America.

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