Morton J. Kern

Professor
School of Medicine

Chief of Medicine, VA Long Beach Health Care System
School of Medicine

M.D., Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, 1976

Phone: (562) 826-8000
Fax: (714) 456-8895
Email: mkern@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
VA Long Beach
5901 E 7th Street
Bldg 162, Rm 111A
Long Beach, CA 90822

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Research
Interests
Interventional Cardiology Education and Practice, Acute coronary syndromes, Hemodynamics, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
   
Academic
Distinctions
Honors:
2014 Master, Society of Cardic Angiography and Intervention
2013 Elite Reviewer, Journal of American College of Cardiology
2012 Elite Reviewer, Cathand Cardiovascular Intervention
2011- ‘Best Doctors in America’, peer listing US News and World Report
2010 ‘Best Doctors in America’, peer listing US News and World Report
2010 ‘Best Cardiologists in Orange County’, peer listing, OC Register
2009 Simon Dack Award, Outstanding Scholarship from the JACC
2008 Southern California ‘Super’ Doctors (Cardiology), Orange Co Mag
1993-2005 Top Doctors in St. Louis (Cardiology), St. Louis Magazine
2004 Elite Reviewer, Journal of American College of Cardiology
1989 Certificate of Proficiency, SCAI
1976 Merck Scholarship Book Award
1975 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
   
Appointments 2014-Chief, Medicine Health Care Group, VA Long Beach Health Care System
2009-14 Chief, Division of Cardiology, VA Long Beach Health Care System2006- Associate Chief, Division of Cardiology, University California Irvine
2006- Professor of Medicine, Univ Calif Irvine, Orange, California
2008-2009 Director, Clinical Research, Long Beach Memorial Hospital 2005-2006 Director, Clinical Research, PCA, Costa Mesa, California
2005-2006 Voluntary Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, USC1991-2004 Professor of Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine1989-2004 Director, J.G. Mudd Cardiac Catheterization Lab, St. Louis Univ.1988-1991 Associate Professor of Medicine, SLU
1985-1993 Director Cardiac CAth lab, John Cochran VA , St. Louis
1985-1989 Associate Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, SLU
1985-1988 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medicine/Cardiology, SLU
1984-1985 Associate Director, Cardiac Cath Lab. Audie L. Murphy VA UTSA
1982-1985 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Univ Texas HSC, San Antonio, Texas
1981-1982 Junior Associate, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
   
Research
Abstract
Hoang KC, Thompson C, Patel PM, Hendricks MJ, Wong ND, Kern MJ. Association of modified syntax score with nirs lipid core coronary plaque assessment in patients with coronary artery disease: data from the color registry. Soc Cardiac Angiography and Intervention Scientific Sessions, Cath and Cardiovascular Interven, 75:S117: 2010.

Hoang KC, Thompson C, Patel PM, Hendricks MJ, Wong ND, Kern MJ. Association of serum lipids with NIRS lipid core coronary plaque burden in patients with coronary artery disease: Data from the COLOR registry. Soc Cardiac Angiography and Intervention Scientific Sessions, Cath and Cardiovascular Interven, 75:S107: 2010.

Townsend JC, Steinberg DH, Nielsen CD, Todoran TM, Zwerner PL, McCarty CP, McManus WJ, Sneed JD, Patel CP, Leonardi RA, Brilakis ES, Shunk KA, Goldstein JA, Kern MJ. Intracoronary lipid burden at bifurcations: Results from the COLOR Registry. Circulation. 2010;122:A1
   
Publications Kern MJ. (Ed.) The Cardiac Catheterization Handbook, 5th Edition, Elsevier, Philadephia, 2011, 456 pages

Kern MJ (Ed). The Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Handbook. 3rd Edition, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2012, 450 pages.


Kern MJ (ed). Hemodynamic Rounds: Interpretation of cardiac pathophysiology from pressure waveform analysis. 3ed. Wiley-Liss, New York, 2009; 473 pages

Kern MJ (Ed.). The SCAI Interventional Cardiology Board Review, 2nd edition. Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkens, Philadelphia, PA, 459 pages, 2013.

Kern MJ (Ed). The SCAI Interventional Cardiology Review Book. Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams and Wilkens, Philadelphia, PA. 2007, 301 pages

Selected from 298 peer reviewed publications
   
  Kern MJ, Samady H. Current Concepts of Integrated Coronary Physiology in the Cath Lab, J Am Coll Cardiol 2010;55:173–85

Lofti A, Jeremias A, Fearon WF, Feldman MD, Mehran R, Messenger JAC, Grines CL, Dean LS, Kern MJ, Klein LW. Expert consensus Statement on the Use of Fractional Flow Reserve, Intravascular Ultrasound, and Optical Coherence Tomography: A Consensus Statement of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Cath and CV Interventions 2014;83:509-518

Kern MJ. Reconciling Poststenotic Pressure with Hyperemic Flow: Comparing Coronary Flow Reserve, Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio, and Fractional Flow Reserve. Circ Cardiovascular interventions 2014;7:432-434

Kern MJ. Seeing and Not Believing: Understanding the Visual-Functional Mismatch between Angiography and FFR. Cath and Cardiovascular Interventions 2014: 84;414-415
   
Professional
Societies
2000 Fellow, American Heart Association (Council of Clinica
1989 Fellow, Council on Clinical Cardiology (AHA)
2014 Master, Society for Cardiac Angiography
1984 Fellow, American College of Cardiology
   
Graduate Programs Cardiovascular Disease (IM)

Internal Medicine

Interventional Cardiology (IM)

   
   
Link to this profile http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=5389
   
Last updated 12/19/2014