Samir Damani, MD

Samir Damani, MD, is a cardiologist with a focus on preventive and integrative cardiology. He combines traditional techniques with the use of mobile health and genomic technology for an individualized approach to treating heart disease.

Dr. Damani has been recognized as a “change agent” in cardiology because of his personalized approach to treating patients. When creating a tailored treatment plan, he takes into account the patient’s genetics, family history, lifestyle and life goals.

He recently directed a National Institutes of Health study on biomarkers of heart attack. Dr. Damani has written many articles and editorial contributions, as well as three book chapters on topics related to personalized medicine. He has served as a scientific advisor for the prominent journal – Science Translational Medicine and continues to serve as a reviewer for Nature Genetics, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Cardiology and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

In addition to receiving a master’s degree in clinical investigation from The Scripps Research Institute, he also has a doctorate in pharmacy. Dr. Damani serves as a voluntary clinical instructor in the department of family and preventive medicine for the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.


  • Cardiovascular Disease

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 2010
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2006

Medical Education

  • Medical College of Georgia, MD, 2003


  • Scripps Clinic, Internal Medicine, 2006


  • Scripps Clinic, Cardiovascular Disease, 2011