Omeed Warej M.D.

Dr. Warej was raised in Walnut Creek, California. He graduated summa cum laude with department honors from the University of California, Berkeley. He attended the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and continued his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Warej is passionate about helping his patients make meaningful changes in their lives. He is a strong advocate for his patients and believes in empowering them to understand their cardiovascular issues. His areas of expertise include coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart rhythm irregularities, advanced valvular disease, and primary cardiovascular disease prevention. He maintains a pulse on the most current information via professional conferences, seminars, research, and teaching residents and fellows at Cedars-Sinai. 


He managed over 30 patients daily in both the inpatient and outpatient clinical setting, ranging from preventative cardiology to end-stage heart failure. Manage evaluations, order tests, identify diagnoses, develop and implement care plans, and monitor patients.

Cardiologist with clinical acumen, experience managing acute and complex cardiac situations, and effectiveness in garnering buy-in from patients for their treatment and lifestyle changes. Core strengths include:

  • Committed to preventative medicine and early routine intervention.
  • Strike the delicate balance in consultations between efficiency and delivering high quality care.
  • Empathetic and sensitive to cultural differences. Fluent in English and Farsi and am conversational in Spanish.


Dr. Warej has authored numerous publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and has participated in multiple national and internal meeting as a faculty presenter.

Best Beverly Hills Cardiologist – 


Undergraduate Studies:University of California, Berkeley ~ Berkeley, CA(Molecular & Cell Biology-Immunology, Highest distinction in Cardiology Research)
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Molecular & Cell Biology-Immunology, Highest distinction in Cardiology Research)
Internship/Residency: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA ~ Los Angeles, CA (6/12)(Geffen Merit Scholarship, Western Section American Federation for Medical Research/Western Society for Clinical Investigation Subspecialty Award)
Fellowship: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles (Cardiovascular diseases, Elliot Corday Fellow of the year).

Board Certification
Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Disease (BE)

Nuclear Cardiology


Selected Publications

      • Elboudwarej O, Quesada O, Nelson M, Al-Badri A, Mastali A, Wei J, Zarrabi B, Suppogu N, Aldiwani H, Mehta P, Shufelt C, Cook-Weins G, Berman D, Thomson L, Handberg E, Pepine C, Van Eyk J, and Bairey Merz C. Ultra-high Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin-I Concentration and Cardiac Remodeling in Women with Ischemia and No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease: from the Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation Coronary Vascular Dysfunction (WISE-CVD) Study (Pending submission)

      • Tamarappoo B, Samuel J, Elboudwarej O, Thomson L, Aldiwani H, Wei J, Mehta P, Cheng S, Sharif B, Albadri A, Handberg E, Petersen J, Pepine C, and Nelson M. Left ventricular circumferential strain and coronary microvascular dysfunction: A report from the Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation Coronary Vascular Dysfunction (WISE-CVD) Project (Submitted: Int J Cardiol)

      • Elboudwarej O, Wei J, Darouian N, Li Q, Thomson L, Petersen J, Anderson R, Mehta P, Shufelt C, Rogatko A, Berman D, Azarbal B, Samuels B, Handberg E, Sopko G, Pepine C, and Bairey-Merz C. Maladaptive Remodeling in Women with Signs and Symptoms of Ischemia and Elevated Left Ventricular End-diastolic Pressure. Int J Cardiol. 2018 Oct 1;268:230-235.

      • Elboudwarej O, Phan D, Patel J, Liou F, Osborne A, Yu Z, Reinsmoen N, and Kobashigawa J. Prednisone Wean After Heart Transplantation – Is There a Risk for Antibody Formation? Clin Transplant. 2017 Apr;31(4)

      • Elboudwarej O, Shufelt C, Johnson D, Mehta P, Bittner V, Braunstein G, Berga S, Stanczyk F, Dwyer K, and Bairey-Merz CN. Carotid Artery Distensibility and Hormone Therapy and Menopause: The Los Angeles Atherosclerosis Study (LAAS). Menopause. 2016 Feb; 23(2):150-7

      • Elboudwarej O, Patel J, Osborne A, Liou F, Rafiei M, Chai W, Kittleson M, Czer L, Stern L, Esmailian F, and Kobashigawa J. Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism After Heart Transplantation: Characterization of an Old Problem. Clin Transplant. 2015 Jul; 29(7):629-35

      • Bairey-Merz CN, Elboudwarej O, and Mehta P. The autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular health and disease: a complex balancing act. JACC Heart Fail. 2015 May; 3(5):383-5

      • Elboudwarej O, Wei J, and Siegel R. Diagnosis of an aortic valve lesion: case report. Heart. 2015 May 1; 101(9): 719

      • Elboudwarej O, Zarrini P, and Siegel R. Mycotic aneurysm involving the mitral valve: a case report. Echocardiography. 2015 Sep; 32(9): 1428-31

      • Elboudwarej O, Hojjat H, Safarpoor S, Vazirian S, and Ahmadi S. The role of dysfunctional HDL in diabetic dyslipidemia. J Diabetes Metab. 2011; S4-001

      • Navab K, Elboudwarej O, Gharif M, Yu J, Hama S, Safarpour S, Hough G, Vakili L, Reddy S, Navab M, Vaziri N. Chronic Inflammatory Disorders and Accelerated Atherosclerosis: Chronic Kidney Disease. Current Pharmaceutical Design. 2011; 17(1): 17-20

      • Elboudwarej O. Vitamin C and Treating Coronary Artery Disease: More Hype than Hope? Nutrition Bytes. 2010; 14(1): 1-8

      • Sun C, Su K, Valentine J, Rosa-Bauza Y, Ellman J, Elboudwarej O, Mukherjee B, Craik C, Shuman M, Chen FF, and Zhang X. Time-Resolved Single-Step Protease Activity Quantification Using Nanoplasmonic Resonator Sensors. ACS Nano.2010;4(2): 978-984

      • Zhang T, Stilwell J, Gerion D, Ding L, Elboudwarej O, Cooke P, Gray J, Alivisatos A, and Chen FF. Cellular Effect of High Doses of Silica-Coated Quantum Dot Profiled with High Throughput Gene Expression Analysis and High Content Cellomics Measurements. Nano Letters. 2006;6(4): 800-808

      • Ding L, Stilwell J, Zhang T, Elboudwarej O, Jiang H, Selegue J, Cooke P, Gray J, and Chen FF. Molecular Characterization of the Cytotoxic Mechanism of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes and Nano-Onions on Human Skin Fibroblast. Nano Letters. 2005; 5(12): 2448-2464

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