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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 personalized 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 2022-23.

Meet Our Specialists

UC San Diego Health's Find a Provider tool can help you find the right physician.

To search by name or browse all cardiovascular doctors, go to Find a Provider.

Or see doctors in the following specialties:

Treatment Programs

Second Opinions

Our cardiologists and surgeons are happy to provide second opinions on your diagnosis or treatment plan. We specialize in complex heart and vascular conditions and can evaluate your options, including surgeries or treatments not available at all hospitals. Many insurance companies cover second opinions. To schedule one, call 858-657-8530.


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


  • New and Current Patients:
  • Non-Invasive Imaging


  • Phone: 858-657-8817
  • Fax: 858-657-1252


Meet Our Team

UC San Diego Health Successfully Transplants Non-Beating Donor Heart

Investigational procedure is first-ever on West Coast, may decrease wait times and improve patient outcomes. Read the news release