Jon Kobashigawa, MD is a graduate of Stanford University. He received his MD (Alpha Omega Alpha) from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Kobashigawa is currently the Associate Director of CSHI for Clinical Affairs, Director of the Advanced Heart Disease Section, and Director of the Heart Transplant Program at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. In addition, he holds the DSL/Thomas D. Gordon Chair in Heart Transplantation Medicine. Dr. Kobashigawa is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Kobashigawa is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the heart transplant field. He has published extensively in the field of clinical heart transplantation and has chaired a number of ground-breaking multi-center clinical trials. Dr. Kobashigawa continues to be at the forefront of new advances in heart transplantation.
Jignesh Patel, MD, PhD received his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Cambridge. He completed residency programs in Internal Medicine at Guy's Hospital in London, UK and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a fellowship in Cardiology at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Patel also holds a PhD from UCLA in Physiology (Vascular biology). He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Program at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and is an Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His main research interests include management of acute decompensated heart failure, transplant immunology and cardiac allograft vasculopathy. Dr. Patel has published numerous articles and book chapters and has presented his research work at both national and international conferences and scientific symposia.