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Morton J. Kern

School of Medicine

Chief Cardiology LBVA, Associate Chief Cardiology UCI, Medicine
School of Medicine

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

Phone: (714) 456-5427
Fax: (714) 456-8895
Email: mkern@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Bldg 53, Room 100, Rt 81
101 The City Drive South
Mail Code: 4080
Orange, CA 92868

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Interventional Cardiology Education and Practice, Acute coronary syndromes, Hemodynamics, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
2009- Simon Dack Award, Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2008- SoCal ‘Super’ Doctors (Cardiology), Orange County Magazine
1993-2005 Top Doctors in St. Louis (Cardiology), St. Louis Magazine
1989 Certificate of Proficiency, Diagnostic Cath and Angiography,
1976 Merck Scholarship Book Award
1975 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Appointments 2009- Chief, Cardiology, Long Beach Veterans Admin Medical Center, Long Beach
2006- Associate Chief, Cardiology, Director Clinical Affairs, UCI
2006- Professor of Medicine, University of California Irvine
2008-2009 Director, Clin Research, LB Memorial Hospital (UCI affiliate site)
2005-2006 Director, Clin Research,Pac Cardiovasc Assoc,Costa Mesa, California
2005-2006 Voluntary Clinical Professor Medicine, USC
1991-2004 Professor Medicine, St. Louis University, Louis, Missouri
1989-2004 Director, J.G. Mudd Cardiac Catheterization Lab, St. Louis Univ.
Ziaee A, Puri S, Herrmann S, Bitar S, Bleyer F, Khoukaz S, Kern MJ. Deceptive Ostial Coronary Lesions: Lack of Relationship Between Imaging and Physiology. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003;54A.

Klatte K, Kern MJ, Labovitz A. Correlation of Coronary Flow Reserve Measured by Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography and Coronary Angiography. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003;413A.

Parham WA, Ziaee A, Herrmann SC, Puri S, Bleyer F, Bouhasin S, and Kern MJ. Intracoronary Sodium Nitroprusside Hyperemic Dose Responses for Use in Patients with No-reflow: Comparison to Adenosine-Induced Coronary Hyperemia. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2003;23A:99.

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.

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.

Seto AH, Suh WM, Harrison A, Patel P, Kern MJ. Superiority of Real-time Ultrasound Guidance for Femoral Arterial Access: A Prospective Pilot Study. JACC 2008; 51; B95.

Lim ML, Ciaramita J, Forsberg M, Stewart R, Kern MJ. Controlling Costs in the Era of Drug Eluting Stents: Routine Use of Fractional Flow Reserve to Assess Intermediate Coronary Artery Stenoses. TCT 2005 (presented).

Kern MJ, Dib N, Hodgson, Crane PD. Effects of apadenoson, a selective adenosine A2a receptor agonist, on coronary blood flow velocity in conscious patients. Circulation 2006; 114: II-582a
Publications Kern MJ. (Ed.) The Cardiac Catheterization Handbook, 5th Edition, Elsivier, Philadephia, 2010

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 Review Book. Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams and Wilkens, Philadelphia, PA. 2007, 301 pages

Selected from 288 peer reviewed publications
  Kern MJ, Dupouy P, Drury JH, Aguirre FV, Aptecar E, Bach RG, Caracciolo EA, Donohue TJ, Dubois-Rande J, Geschwind HJ, Mechem CJ, Kane G, Teiger E, Wolford TL. Role of coronary artery lumen enlargement in improving coronary blood flow after balloon angioplasty and stenting: a combined intravascular ultrasound Doppler flow and imaging study. J Am Coll Cardiol 1997; 29:1520-1527.

Kern MJ. Coronary physiology revisited: practical insights from the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Circulation 2000;101:1344-1351.

Kern MJ, Meier B. Evaluation of the culprit plaque and the physiological significance of coronary atherosclerotic narrowings. Circulation 2001; 103:3142-3149.

Bashore TM, Bates ER, Berger PB, Clark DA, Cusma JT, Dehmer GJ, Kern MJ, Laskey WK, O’Laughlin MP, Oesterle S, Popma JJ. Cardiac catheterization laboratory standards: a report of the American College of Cardiology Task Force on Clinical Expert Consensus Documents (ACC/SCA&I Committee to Develop an Expert Consensus Document on Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Standards). J Am Coll Cardiol 2001; 37:2170-214.

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Adjunctive Pharmacotherapy in Women:A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association. Lansky AJ, Hochman JS, Ward PA, Mintz GS, Fabunmi R, Berger PB, New G, Grines CL, Pietras CG, Kern MJ, Ferrell M, Leon MB, Mehran R, White C, Mieres JH, Moses JW, Stone GW, Jacobs AK. Circulation. 2005;111:940-953

Smith SC Jr, Feldman TE, Hirshfeld JW Jr, Jacobs AK, Kern MJ, King SB III, Morrison DA, O’Neill WW, Schaff HV, Whitlow PL, Williams DO. ACC/AHA/SCAI 2005 guideline update for percutaneous coronary intervention: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (ACC/AHA/SCAI Writing Committee to Update the 2001. Guidelines for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention). American College of © 2005 by the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association, Inc.Cardiology Web Site. Available at: http://www.acc.org/clinical/guidelines/percutaneous/update/index.pdf.

Kern MJ, Lerman A, Bech JW, De Bruyne B, Eeckhout E, Fearon WF, Higano ST, Lim MJ, Meuwissen M, Piek JJ, Pijls NHJ, Siebes M, Spaan LAE. Physiological Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association Committee on Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiac Catheterization, Council on Clinical Cardiology. Circulation 2006;114;1321-1341.

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

Klein LW, Sheldon MW, Brinker J, Mixon TA, Skelding K, Strunk AO, Tommaso CL, Weiner B, Bailey SR, Uretsky B, Kern MJ, Laskey W. The use of radiographic contrast media during PCI: A focused review Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 74;728-746: 2009

Kern MJ. Is the Coronary Physiology of Bypass Grafts Different From That of the Native Coronary Artery? Comment on the ‘‘Hemodynamic Evaluation of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Lesions Using Fractional Flow Reserve’’. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2008;72:486–487

Kern MJ. Fick Simple – Shunt Hard. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 76:143–144 (2010)
2000 Fellow, American Heart Association (Council of Clinica
1989 Fellow, Council on Clinical Cardiology (AHA)
1986 Fellow, Society for Cardiac Angiography
1984 Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Graduate Programs Cardiovascular Disease (IM)

Internal Medicine

Interventional Cardiology (IM)

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