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Cardiovascular Institute

Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is home to the Cardiovascular Institute at UC San Diego Health. As San Diego’s first comprehensive heart hospital, It brings groundbreaking, comprehensive care to patients all under one roof.

As part of the only academic health system in San Diego, the Cardiovascular Institute at UC San Diego Health is a hub of discovery and innovation.

Our physicians and researchers are on the front lines of fighting heart and vascular diseases — at patient bedsides, in the research lab, and in our community.

The technologies, techniques and treatments we develop are setting standards in cardiac care.

Highly Specialized Care

Our specialists come from the fields of cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, neurology, cardiac imaging, vascular surgery and other specialties, which means we can collaborate to provide services available only at the nation's top health systems.

Our cardiovascular and heart surgery programs are ranked among the top 25 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2021-22.

Heart surgery at UC San Diego Health

Treatment Programs

Full list of conditions we treat


We serve patients at several locations in La Jolla, Hillcrest, Encinitas, Murrieta and Rancho Bernardo.
See our cardiovascular locations