Dr. Asher Kimchi, MD


Dr. Asher Kimchi - Cedars Sinai - Los Angeles California - November 2009


American Heart Association's Heart Awards Gala


Dr. Asher Kimchi, a native of Tel Aviv, Israel, is an internationally recognized cardiologist. He is an Attending Physician in the Division of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a Clinical Professor of Medicine in David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the International Academy of Cardiology.

Dr. Kimchi attended and received his medical degree from the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem. He then joined the Israeli Air Force as a Flight Surgeon and subsequently was promoted to be the commander of the Israeli Aero Medical Evacuation Unit, receiving the military rank of Major.
He completed his Cardiology fellowship at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, before completing a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis. At Cedars-Sinai, Kimchi concluded two fellowships: Cardiology-Clinical Research and Critical Care. In 1983 he became Attending Physician in the Division of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai. He is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians and American Heart Association. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Kimchi has been actively involved in many clinical research projects, dealing predominantly with diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. Dr. Kimchi is editor of six cardiology books, and his scientific articles have appeared in many prestigious peer review journals. He also serves on the editorial boards of leading cardiology journals.

Dr. Kimchi is the Founder and Chairman of the International Academy of Cardiology and over the past 16 years has served as chairman of 14 large-scale International Congresses on Heart Failure and Heart Disease. Dr. Kimchi has the distinction of being listed in "America's Top Physicians" (2002-2005).

Dr. Kimchi and his wife Becky are passionate community activists and have been involved in multiple philanthropic projects to fight Heart Disease. He has chaired or co-chaired many successful fund raising events. He has served as Co-Chair of Medical Friends of Hadassah, Board Member of American Friends of Israel Heart to Heart Foundation, Board member of Save-A-Heart Foundation and Member of the Medical Advisory Board of Heart Fund of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is currently the President of The American Heart Association, Los Angeles County Division.

Becky and Asher have two sons, Eyal and Eitan, who are both attending medical school.