ASHER KIMCHI, M.D., FACC, FACP, FAHA
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"
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