2021 – 2020
Ali Nsair, MD
Ali Nsair is the Director of the Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at UCLA, as well as the Director of the UCLA Sports Cardiology Program–the official program providing care for the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Dodgers and cardiac clearance for elite athletes and sports enthusiasts. As an interventional cardiologist, his focus is on the high-risk interventions in patients with advanced cardiac disease and structural interventions in patients with valvular disease. His research interests include cardiovascular regenerative and rejuvenation therapies, as well as advanced studies of mechanical circulatory support devices in cardiogenic shock and novel heart failure medical therapies. Ali is involved in multiple national and international clinical and translational trials to study best mechanical circulatory support strategies for patients in cardiogenic shock such as the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative trial. His current research focus is on wearable devices to measure biometrics and hemodynamics in the outpatient and inpatient setting in a minimally invasive manner, including proprietary wearable technology to monitor cardiovascular patients in the outpatient setting and for use for athletes. He is the site Principal Investigator for the international GUIDE-HF trial for optimal use of CardioMEMS® monitoring device in advanced heart failure patients and other national trials. Ali received advanced training in Advanced Heart Failure and Interventional Cardiology at UCLA Medical Center and a post-doctoral fellowship in Regenerative Therapies. He holds an MD from the University of Alberta, where he also completed his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship.