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Fariba Gharai, MD
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Fariba Gharai, MD

(562) 789-5489
Primary Specialties
  • Thoracic Surgery
    (Board Certified)
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Jude Medical Center

Primary Office

12462 Putnam St.
Suite 200
Whittier, CA 90620
(562) 789-5489
(562) 789-4416
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Physician Bio

Cardiothoracic surgery allows me to fulfill my passion for helping people live better, more complete lives. New techniques and technologies are creating less invasive, more precise procedures, allowing us to benefit patients who in the past, could not have been helped.

Out of a deep caring for the welfare of my patients comes a commitment to perform at the top of my profession. And my care does not begin or end in a surgical suite: getting to know patients and their families, discussing options, answering all questions, and then closely monitoring patients after a procedure is all part of creating the best possible outcome.


  • Medical School:
    Chicago Medical School - Chicago, IL
  • Internship:
    East Tennessee State University - Johnson CIty, TN
  • Residency:
    East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN
  • Residency:
    West Vuirginia University
  • Residency:
    Quillen College of Medicine
  • Residency:
    University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Fellowship:
    West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV
  • Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery

Areas of Interest

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Mitral and Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Minimally-Invasive Repair of Aortic Aneurysms and Aortic Dissections
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Beating Heart Surgery
  • Lung Tumor Removal
  • MInimally-Invasive Lung Resection
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Peripheral Revascularization
  • Carotid Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Interventions

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