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Ramin E. Beygui, M.D., M.Sc.

Professor of Surgery,
Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Washington Hospital Health System

Contact Information

Academic Office
Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of California San Francisco
Box 0118
San Francisco, CA 94143-0118
415-353-8196 (ph)
415-353-4716 (fax)
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  • University of California, Irvine M.D./Regents Scholar School of Medicine 1990
  • University of California, Berkeley M.Sc. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor B.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Stanford University Medical Center Residency/Surgery, School of Medicine 1995
  • University of California, Los Angeles Fellowship/Cardiothoracic Surgery School of Medicine 2001
  • Stanford University Medical Center Fellowship/Endovascular Surgery Fellowship School of Medicine 1998
  • Stanford University Medical Center Fellowship/Vascular Surgery School of Medicine 1997
  • Stanford University Post-Doctoral Fellow School of Medicine 1995-1996
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Arrhythmia Surgery
  • Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Re-operative surgery for coronary and valvular heart disease
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Application of Nano Particles in Biomedical Research
  • Cardiovascular Tissue Regeneration
  • Stem Cell Biology

Ramin E. Beygui, MD, FACS has concurrently joined UCSF School of Medicine Faculty in the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery and assumed the position of medical director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington Hospital Health System. Dr Beygui has practiced cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery for the past 15 years at UCLA and Stanford University Medical Centers and will be practicing the entire scope of his experience and expertise. This includes repair of aortic aneurysms and dissections, minimally invasive and cardiac surgery for structural heart disease and coronary disease, and cardiopulmonary transplantation.

He has served as the director of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm at UCLA, the surgical director of lung and heart-lung transplantation at Stanford University Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and medical director of cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery at NorthBay Medical Center.

  • ISHLT International Scholarship, The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, 2012-2013
  • Stein-Oppenheimer Award, UCLA School of Medicine, 2003-2004
  • Laubisch Fund for Cardiovascular Research, UCLA School of Medicine, 2003-2005
  • Resident of the Year, John Henry Smith Award, Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1992
  • Walter Blumenson Award for Academic Promise, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, 1990
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, 1990

Since 2001 Dr. Beygui has been an active researcher in cardiovascular tissue engineering and stem cell differentiation along the cardiovascular lineage. Dr. Beygui and research collaborators have published their research extensively on myocardial regeneration, mechanisms of cardiac ischemia/reperfusion, tissue regeneration, stem cell differentiation, drug release from nanoparticles in small animal models, and the effects of surface topology on cell surface adhesion molecules. Over the past 4 years Dr. Beygui has collaborated closely with Professor Richard Zare (Stanford University) on the application of nanoparticles on tumor regression and angiogenesis.

Most recent publications from a total of 49
  1. Suh GY, Fleischmann D, Beygui RE, Cheng CP. Quantification of motion of the thoracic aorta after ascending aortic repair of type-A dissection. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2016 Nov 23. View in PubMed
  2. GY Suh, K Hirotsu, R Beygui, MD Dake, D Fleischmann, CP Cheng. Volumetric Analysis Demonstrates True and False Lumen Remodeling Persists for 12 Months after TEVAR. Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques. 2016. View in PubMed
  3. Wystrychowski W, Patlolla B, Zhuge Y, Neofytou E, Robbins RC, Beygui RE. Multipotency and cardiomyogenic potential of human adipose-derived stem cells from epicardium, pericardium, and omentum. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2016; 7(1):84. View in PubMed
  4. Margulis K, Neofytou EA, Beygui RE, Zare RN. Celecoxib Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Angiogenesis. ACS Nano. 2015 Sep 22; 9(9):9416-26. View in PubMed
  5. Neofytou E, Deuse T, Beygui RE, Schrepfer S. Mesenchymal stromal cell therapy: different sources exhibit different immunobiological properties. Transplantation. 2015 Jun; 99(6):1113-8. View in PubMed
  6. Conradi L, Schmidt S, Neofytou E, Deuse T, Peters L, Eder A, Hua X, Hansen A, Robbins RC, Beygui RE, Reichenspurner H, Eschenhagen T, Schrepfer S. Immunobiology of fibrin-based engineered heart tissue. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2015 Jun; 4(6):625-31. View in PubMed
  7. Dua MM, Cloyd JM, Haddad F, Beygui RE, Norton JA, Visser BC. Cardiac metastases and tumor embolization: A rare sequelae of primary undifferentiated liver sarcoma. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2014; 5(12):927-31. View in PubMed
  8. Suh GY, Beygui RE, Fleischmann D, Cheng CP. Aortic arch vessel geometries and deformations in patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Dec; 25(12):1903-11. View in PubMed
  9. Nezhat C, Main J, Paka C, Nezhat A, Beygui RE. Multidisciplinary treatment for thoracic and abdominopelvic endometriosis. JSLS. 2014 Jul-Sep; 18(3). View in PubMed
  10. Ho JS, Yeh AJ, Neofytou E, Kim S, Tanabe Y, Patlolla B, Beygui RE, Poon AS. Wireless power transfer to deep-tissue microimplants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 3; 111(22):7974-9. View in PubMed
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