2022 Laennec Clinician Educator Lecturer - Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD, FAHA
Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD, FAHA
Cedars Sinai Heart Institute
Los Angeles, CA
Jon Kobashigawa, MD, is a graduate of Stanford University where he received his BS. He received his MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at the UCLA Medical Center. At the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, he is the DSL/Thomas D. Gordon Professor of Medicine and serves as the Director of the Advanced Heart Disease Division and Director of the Heart Transplant Program. Dr. Kobashigawa is recognized internationally as a leader in the heart transplant field. He is a past President of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Transplantation. Dr Kobashigawa has received the 2020 Award for Senior Achievement in Clinical Transplantation from the American Society of Transplantation which recognizes outstanding contributions to clinical transplantation over the course of a clinical career. He is also the recipient of the Paul I. Terasaki Clinical Science Award 2018 – recognizing significant contributions to the fields of clinical transplantation, histocompatibility, and immunogenetics. Dr. Kobashigawa is a productive writer and has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles in the field of heart transplantation and has chaired several multi-center heart transplant studies. He has published in prestigious journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has also organized and chaired 13 National and International Consensus Conferences to discuss pertinent questions in the field of heart failure and heart transplantation.