Marcella Calfon Press, MD, PhD Appointed Director of Cardiac Care Unit and Cardiac Observation Unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

The department of medicine is pleased to announce that Marcella Calfon Press, MD, PhD has been appointed director of the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) and Cardiac Observation Unit (COU) at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, effective July 1, 2023. In this role, she will oversee the operations and management of these units in collaboration with the CCU and COU nursing and administrative leadership. Dr. Calfon Press will also work closely with faculty, trainees, and other key members of the CCU and COU healthcare team to ensure that we are providing outstanding high-quality cardiac care services to our UCLA patients.

Dr. Calfon Press is an associate clinical professor of cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an attending interventional cardiologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is director of the Transcatheter Mitral Valve/TEER Program, associate director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program and co-director of the UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Health Center. Her research interests include management of coronary artery disease in women, as well as transcatheter therapies for mitral and tricuspid valve disease. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention (SCAI) and member of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Calfon Press obtained her MD and PhD at New York University. She completed residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and fellowships in cardiology, interventional cardiology and vascular medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

The department would also like to express our appreciation to Ali Nsair, MD for his dedicated years of service and leadership in the CCU which have been instrumental to the success of the cardiology services at UCLA Health.

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