Dr. Kobashigawa is the Director of the Heart Transplant Program and the Director for Advanced Heart Disease at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He also serves as the DSL/Thomas Gordon Professor of Medicine at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He received his MD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY with internship and residency in Internal Medicine, and a fellowship in Cardiology at the UCLA Medical Center. His interests include heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, heart transplantation, coronary artery disease and general cardiology. Dr. Kobashigawa is well published and recognized internationally as a leader in the heart transplant field. He has published in prestigious journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has chaired several multi-national immunosuppression clinical trials and sits on several editorial boards. He has also served as a past President for the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and as a past Chair for the American College of Cardiology Committee on Heart Failure and Transplantation. Dr. Kobashigawa routinely lectures on heart failure, syncope and coronary artery disease to primary care physicians and internal medicine trainees.