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Meet Antreas Hindoyan MD of Doctors of USC, Keck Medical Center of USC in East Los Angeles, Pasadena and La Canada

Today we’d like to introduce you to Antreas Hindoyan MD.

Antreas, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Growing up cardiovascular disease was very prevalent in the Armenian community, You saw the profound effect it could have on individuals and their families. This hit very close to home seeing my grandpa struggle with the disease and finally succumb to it. Thus I always wanted a way to help these people. As I made my way through college I decided to apply to medical school. After being accepted to USC and doing my subsequent rotations that cemented the ambition to be a cardiologist. Seeing individuals coming in with a heart attack and being able to help these individuals feel better immediately and help them survive a major health event provides a tremendous amount of gratification. It is a very fulfilling endeavor that I enjoy on a daily basis. It was a difficult road to become a cardiologist and I had put in long hours, however helping people no matter how tired or how late in the day makes the journey all worth while.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
There is never a path that is free of obstacles. You have had to endure long hours, countless interviews with a number of other very qualified applicants, challenging cases which did not have positive outcomes despite your best efforts. Those never leave you. To advocate for your patients who may not have had the means to receive the care they deserved took the greatest amount of energy. Especially training at LAC USC medical center, there are those who have very serious conditions but are not fortunate enough to afford private insurance. They deserve excellent care however. It takes a lot more effort and advocacy to provide it. It takes a significant toll on your own personal life. However when you are able to deliver the gratitude from the patient and family is priceless.

Please tell us about Doctors of USC, Keck Medical Center of USC .
I am a Interventional cardiologist at the Keck School of Medicine. I see patients with heart conditions in clinic and perform cardiac procedures in the cath lab diagnosing and treating various cardiac condition including heart attacks, valvular abnormalities, problems with the various arteries of the body. I am very proud of the extraordinary faculty and staff at Keck Medical Center. There are outstanding individuals who dedicate themselves to providing outstanding care to individuals from simple to very complex conditions. This happens on a daily basis not only in the cardiovascular department but throughout this amazing campus.

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If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Medicine is a very complex field. Every field is ever evolving. The changes start on a bench top and after a long process under great scrutiny these new therapies make it to the bedside. I always wanted to be a clinician and apply these technologies to treat patients in the present. However I have profound respect for those health care professionals who work tirelessly to innovate new therapies. I wish I had spent more time learning and participating in creating new therapies instead of learning how to apply them once they were approved for clinical use.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 1. Keck Medical Center- Los Angeles
    1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 4600
    Los Angeles, CA 90033

    2. Pasadena – Clinic
    625 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 400
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    3. KMC Verdugo Suite 209
    1808 Verdugo Boulevard, Suite 209
    Glendale, CA 91208

  • Website: https://providers.keckmedicine.org/provider/Antreas+Hindoyan/205091
  • Phone: 1800 USC CARE

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