Ronald Karlsberg, MD, FACC, MSCCT, FAHA, FACP


Dr. Karlsberg is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA specializing in clinical and interventional cardiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Karlsberg has a special interest in digital medical imaging and has developed an acclaimed electronic medical record system. He is a recognized expert in incorporating state of the art treatments cutting-edge medical therapies into clinical practice. He is director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute and has developed and directs the Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern California Advanced Imaging Center which was one of the first office-based 64 slice CT centers. He teaches a Masters course in Coronary CTA which is attended by cardiologist from all over the world. The Advanced Imaging Centers in collaboration with Cedars Sinai Medical Center has one of the largest experiences in advance office based cardiac imaging.

Dr. Karlsberg’s research interests include cardiology research, digital medical imaging, health informatics, and electronic medical record systems. He is the recipient of over 300 cardiology research grants. In 2006, he was named one of America’s Top Cardiologists by the Consumers Research Council of America. In 2011, Dr. Karlsberg was received the “Excellence in Teaching Award” from the Heart Institute, Cardiology Department Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He has also been instrumental in the development of the sophisticated Brotman Diagnostic and Interventional Center, which he directs. Dr. Karlsberg is on the Informatics Committee of the ACC, leading an imitative to create a national electronic record standard for definition of Cardiac outcomes. He has been appointed by the American College of Cardiology to The International Commission for the Accreditation of Computed Tomographic Laboratories (ICACTL).

Dr. Karlsberg’s research has appeared in over 50 peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Circulation, Circulation Research, American Heart Journal, Journal of American College of Cardiology and Journal of American Medical Association. He has also published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, local, national and international presentations and is a frequent invited lecturer. Dr. Karlsberg has lectured and presented at numerous national and international conferences and seminars. In collaboration with Cedars Sinai Imaging, he directs and teaches a widely acclaimed training program in Coronary CTA which is endorsed by the Society of Cardiac Computed Tomography (SCCT).