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David Cesario, MD, PhDDavid Cesario, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology

Contact Information

Academic Office:
Healthcare Consultation Center I
1510 San Pablo Street
Suite 322
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone: (323) 442-6130
Fax: (323) 442-6133
For patients:
Healthcare Consultation Center II
1520 San Pablo Street
Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Appointment line: (323) 442-7669


  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Arrhythmia


After several years at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UC Irvine College of Medicine, Dr. Cesario joined the faculty at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Originally from Boston, MA, Dr. Cesario received his extensive education and medical training in Southern California, including his undergraduate degree and PhD from UCLA and his medical degree from UC San Diego.

Dr. Cesario has been the honored recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including a member of the National Freshman Honor Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society. He also won the UCLA Internal Medicine Chief Residents' Appreciation Award and was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Fellow in internal medicine by the UCLA Medical House Staff three times.

Dr. Cesario has been an invited lecturer and presenter at medical conferences and universities across the country and has co-authored nearly 40 peer-review manuscripts. In addition, Dr. Cesario has participated in the authoring of multiple book chapters, editorials and abstracts; all furthering his reputation as an accomplished researcher and writer.


  • Bachelor of Science, Psychobiology (magna cum laude): University of California, Los Angeles, 1992
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, 1996
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Physiology: University of California, Los Angeles, 2003


  • Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, 1996


  • Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, 1999


  • STAR Fellowship in Cardiology, University of California Los Angeles, 1999 - 2003
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, UCLA / Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 2003 - 2004

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Professional Society Memberships

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Greater Los Angeles Area Electrophysiological Society
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology


  • Phi Eta Sigma, 1988
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1992
  • UCSD Department of Medicine Summer Research Fellowship, 1993
  • Thomas E. Carew Prize for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, UCSD School of Medicine, 1996
  • ACP-ASIM Resident Research Abstract Competition National Finalist, 1999
  • Outstanding Diagnostician University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics Internal Medicine Residency, 1999
  • UCLA STAR Program Fellowship in Cardiology Awardee, 1999
  • Outstanding Teaching Fellow in Internal Medicine - UCLA Medical Housestaff, 1999 - 2002
  • Gianinni Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award, 2002 - 2003
  • Pfizer Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiovascular Research, 2002 - 2005
  • UCLA Cardiac Care Unit Team Player Award, 2002
  • Chief Fellow in Cardiology - UCLA Medical Center, 2002 - 2003
  • Astra - Zeneca Scholar - American Federation of Medical Research, Western Regional Meeting, 2003
  • Tibor Fabian STAR Program Awardee - David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2003
  • UCLA Internal Medicine Chief Residents' Appreciation Award, 2002 - 2003
  • UCI College of Medicine Service Award - Division of Cardiology, 2005
  • Nominated Full-time Faculty Teaching Award - UCLA Internal Medicine Residents, 2006 - 2008


  • English


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