Bassam O. Omari, MD, FACS, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon with Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Get to know Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Bassam O. Omari, who serves patients in Torrance, California.

A top professional in the field of cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Omari serves as Chief within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California.

Harbor–UCLA Medical Center, is a 570-bed public teaching hospital located at 1000 West Carson Street in West Carson, an unincorporated area within Los Angeles County, California. Its mission is to provide high quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care through leadership in medical practice, education, and research. Services are provided through an integrated health care system to residents of Los Angeles County regardless of ability to pay.

Having been in practice for more than two decades, Dr. Omari is affiliated with many hospitals and medical centers within the state of California, including Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Desert Valley Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center – Long Beach, Centinela Hospital Medical Center, and St. Francis Medical Center.

Holding an academic title, he serves as a Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Graduating with the class of 1983 from the American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Omari went on to perform his internship in general surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He then furthered his training with a residency in general surgery at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), the doctor is dual board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Omari is a member of several national and international scientific medical organizations. And he is on the Board of Directors of House Of Lebanon, and National Arab American Medical Association.

Among Dr. Omari’s areas of research focus include coronary artery bypass surgery, endocarditis, pulmonary embolectomy, valve repair and replacement, minimally invasive valve surgery, and atrial natriuretic hormone in heart surgery. 

Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in the surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax. Cardiothoracic surgeons are medical doctors who specialize in surgical procedures inside the thorax, which may involve the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest. Alongside performing surgery, they also diagnose and treat diseases of these organs.

On a more personal note, Dr. Omari speaks both English and Arabic.

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