- Cardiovascular Disease
- Interventional Cardiology
Matthew J. Price, MD, is a nationally recognized interventional cardiologist specializing in structural heart procedures and the latest non-invasive catheter-based treatments for heart disease. He is well known in Southern California among general cardiologists who refer patients with several types of coronary artery disease.
Dr. Price specializes in both coronary and percutaneous approaches to structural and congenital heart disease that include atrial septal defect (ASD), ventricular septal defect (VSD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO). Dr. Price implants the Watchman left-atrial appendage device as a stroke prevention measure for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). He also performs catheter-based mitral valve repair using MitraClip.
Dr. Price has published extensively on his work, including high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (angioplasty), drug-eluting stents and Watchman left-atrial appendage closure. He has served in the leadership of several clinical trials of antiplatelet therapy (blood thinners) and drug-eluting stents, and as principal investigator of a multicenter, international trial of individualized antiplatelet therapy (blood thinner) after stent placement.
In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Price is editor-in-chief of Interventional Cardiology Clinics, and served as the editor of a major textbook on coronary stent procedures. He also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and as a reviewer for several other leading U.S. cardiology journals. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 publications in peer-reviewed academic journals, and twice has been awarded the Scripps Clinic Department of Medicine Chairman’s Award for Research in Medicine.
Dr. Price is the director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Scripps Clinic, and an assistant professor at the Scripps Translational Science Institute.
He lives in La Jolla with his wife and two children and enjoys family life and traveling in his free time.
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, 2004
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, 2003
- University of California, Los Angeles, MD, 1997
- University of California, Los Angeles, Internal Medicine, 2000
- Scripps Clinic, Interventional Cardiology, 2004
- Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Cardiovascular Disease, 2003
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