Mark K. Urman, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA
Mark K. Urman, MD has been in practice since 1994 and is widely recognized as one of the premier heart specialists in Los Angeles, having been acknowledged and awarded numerous accolades. He is dedicated to diagnosing, treating, managing and preventing diseases, conditions and disorders exclusively of the heart and cardiovascular system. He is well-recognized for his expertise in clinical, non-invasive and consultative cardiology, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, echocardiography and preventive cardiology.
Dr. Urman is a past Medical Director of the Preventive and Consultative Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and was the inaugural Medical Director of the Heart Center and a past Clinical Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he has been recognized for his outstanding teaching of cardiology trainees and was a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles [UCLA] where he had teaching positions for over a quarter of a century.
Dr. Urman is one of a few select cardiologists in the US to have earned the esteemed recognition of being named a Fellow of the country’s two most prestigious professional cardiovascular organizations. In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), honors that attest to his commitment to excellence, innovation and leadership in clinical cardiology, he is also a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE). Dr. Urman is board-certified in cardiovascular diseases and echocardiography.
Dr. Urman has always been involved in the community not only to help raise funds for cardiac research but also in educating the public to raise awareness of heart disease, its prevention and treatment. Among his many activities has been serving on the Medical Advisory Board of The Heart Foundation at Cedars-Sinai, and the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles County Division of the American Heart Association. As a testament to his being not only a superb and accomplished clinical cardiologist but also his integral involvement in his community, he has been named an Icon of Beverly Hills.
Mark K. Urman, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA has the distinction of being recognized by his peers in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Doctors and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors™. In addition to being one of America’s Best Doctors, he has been honored for his expertise by being named one of “America’s Top Physicians” in Cardiology (Consumer’s Research Council of America) multiple times, has been listed in The Guide to America’s Top Cardiologists every year since 2006 and is found in The Leading Physicians of The World recognizing Doctors of Excellence. He has been selected a Top Cardiologist in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills by the International Association of Cardiologists. Dr. Urman has been named by his peers to the Southern California Super Doctors® list for the last sixteen consecutive years, both in Los Angeles Magazine and separate publications distributed with the Los Angeles Times (most recently in January 2024). These top doctors in Los Angeles were selected via independent research and polling of their peers and Dr. Urman is humbled that he has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best cardiologists in Southern California for over the past decade. He is one of a few outstanding practicing doctors in the city named as part of the Southern California Super Doctors Hall of Fame. Dr. Urman has been named as one of Los Angeles Magazine’s Top Doctors every year since their first list in 2018. He also has been named as an “Industry Favorite” on the Hollywood’s Top Doctors list in the Hollywood Reporter. He is considered to be in the top one percent of America’s Most Honored Professionals. While he is proud of his recognition as a top cardiologist, he especially takes pride in being able to connect with his patients. As a testament to this, he was awarded the Ben Newman, MD Award at Cedars-Sinai in recognition for compassion and empathy toward his patients.
Dr. Urman has written many articles in peer-reviewed medical publications, has presented his research internationally and has lectured extensively on hyperlipidemia, hypertension, heart failure and the pharmacological and lifestyle management of cardiovascular disease. He has traveled internationally to consult on patients and has patients who come from as far as Asia and the Middle East to seek his care.
Dr. Urman has appeared on, quoted by and been sought after by local and national news, web and television programs including CNN, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, CBS Radio, CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News, The Doctors, Doctor 90210, Dr. Oz on Fox, WebMD, Health Day, Medscape, Yahoo News, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Men’s Journal.
Dr. Urman received his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Northwestern University where he was enrolled in the Honors Program. A native Angelino (he was born at the old Cedars of Lebanon hospital), he was glad to return home to complete his internal medicine internship and residency at Cedars-Sinai and his cardiology fellowship at the UCLA-West Los Angeles Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Click here to read an interview with Dr. Urman from VoyageLA.com
Note: Due to very high demand for his services, Dr Urman accepts new patients only by direct referral from colleagues or current patients. Likewise, his practice has transitioned to be focused on concierge cardiology so that he can provide direct personal healthcare to each patient. This enables him to provide personalized preventive care that is truly the key to optimal cardiac and overall health and to allow him to serve as the patient’s advocate if more serious health issues do arise. However, his associate, Dr. Nayeri whom he works closely with, has a practice that remains open to new patients including without a direct referral.
Dr. Urman has the distinction of being listed in U.S. News Top Doctors, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors™, America’s Best Doctors, “America’s Top Physicians” in Cardiology and is listed in The Guide to America’s Top Cardiologists and The Leading Physicians of The World. He was selected by the International Association of Cardiologists as a Top Cardiologist in Los Angeles and selected by his peers as one of the Best Cardiologists in the last sixteen Southern California Super Doctors® lists earning him a place in their Hall of Fame and has been one of Los Angeles Magazine’s Top Doctors every year since 2018.