Los Angeles Cardiology Associates (LACA) was founded in 1985 by Dr. David S. Cannom. His mission at that time was to create a cardiology program that could provide a full range of services for patients with any type of cardiovascular problem.
LACA now has 11 cardiologists who specialize in all of the major disciplines of cardiology including electrophysiology, interventional cardiology and noninvasive cardiology. This specialization allows the doctors to become highly expert within their specific fields. This is important because research has shown that in medicine, the more you perform a procedure the more proficient you become.
Our noninvasive physicians perform more than 6000 echocardiograms per year. Our electrophysiology program is the third busiest in the country and our interventional cardiology service is one of the largest in California.
When we add doctors, we look for physicians who love patient care, come from excellent training programs and are committed to a lifetime of continuing education and training. Our physicians are known locally, nationally and internationally as leaders in research and education. Through our research activities we have access to the most advanced technology. When new technology is approved by the federal government we already have the expertise to use it effectively.
We use the same philosophy in recruiting our employees as we do our physicians. Our nurses, nurse practitioners and medical assistants play an important role in patient care through coordinating care and providing patient and family education. Employees take the time to develop relationships and know the emotional as well as the physical needs of our patients.
The LACA physicians and staff would like to give you the opportunity to learn more about our credentials and experience. We have included brief biographies of our physicians and other clinical staff members for your review.