Eric N. Marton is the Executive Director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and President of the California Heart Center Foundation.
Eric began his healthcare career in the early '90s as a managed care contract negotiator representing hospitals and medical groups for the University of California - first with UCSF and later with UCLA.
In 1996 Eric became the Executive Director of University Cardiovascular Medical Group (UCMG) at UCLA. While maintaining its busy private practice, UCMG built one of the largest heart transplant and heart failure programs in the world.
In 1999 Eric, along with physicians, scientists, and community leaders created the California Heart Center Foundation to support cardiovascular research and education - with the ultimate goal of developing a true heart institute in the West.
In late 2009, Eric facilitated the merger of University Cardiovascular Medical Group and the California Heart Center Foundation with Cedars-Sinai whose Heart Institute was emerging as a national leader. As Executive Director of the Heart Institute, Eric is responsible for strategic planning, business development, new facility design and physician relations among other areas.
Eric has served as a member of the Board of Directors for several companies and as a consultant to a number of healthcare and venture capital organizations. He is also a frequent guest speaker at institutions such as the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, the Marshall School of Business at USC, the American College of Cardiology and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Eric is also a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO).