Thousand Oaks, CA — Los Robles Health System is pleased to announce Saibal Kar MD, FACC, FSCAI, board-certified interventional cardiologist has joined the world-renowned practice, Cardiovascular Associates of Los Robles Health System for outpatient care. Dr. Kar is a leader in his field not only as an expert clinician but also in academia with special expertise in the expanding field of structural heart disease interventions.

Well established in greater Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, Dr. Kar has been leading the way in developing and implementing minimally-invasive techniques and has been very involved in important clinical trials involving structural heart disease interventions both in the hospital and outpatient setting. He is recognized both nationally and internationally for his groundbreaking work, often broadcasting live and teaching others around the world from the operating room. His research is focused on coronary restenosis, device development and the advancement of percutaneous techniques in the treatment of structural heart disease. He is also well known for his research and clinical experience in transcatheter mitral valve repair as well as transcatheter treatment options for prevention of cardioembolic stroke. Dr. Kar was instrumental in developing novel drug-eluting stents that are currently being used in practice today to prevent the growth of scar tissue in the artery lining. Currently, Dr. Kar serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is the Director of Structural Heart Disease Interventions & Clinical Research as well as the Physician Director of Interventional Cardiology, both at Los Robles Health System.

Dr. Kar is now accepting new patients at Cardiovascular Associates of Los Robles Health System, conveniently located on the campus of the hospital at 227 West Janss Road, Suite 340, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Appointments can be made by calling the office at (805) 852-9100.

“With the addition of Dr. Kar, we are able to continue to offer the full service of advanced cardiac care to the surrounding communities for both inpatient and outpatient care,” said Natalie Mussi, Los Robles Health System’s Chief Executive Officer. “By recruiting an expert physician, established in the community, our patients have better access to care and more comprehensive services close to home to meet the needs of our community,” said Mussi. Dr. Kar will be joining five established providers at the outpatient practice including two cardiac surgeons, one electrophysiologist and advanced practicing providers who offer the full spectrum of total heart and vascular care.

“I look forward to serving my patients with the most advanced, compassionate cardiovascular care with the very best outcomes,” said Dr. Saibal Kar. “I could not be more pleased to join a practice that provides seamless care while allowing me to use my extensive background and training to unite with other experts in the field,” said Dr. Kar.

Cardiovascular Associates of Los Robles Health System offers comprehensive cardiovascular patient management using the latest techniques, technology and access to state-of-the-art equipment. To learn more about the outpatient practice, please visit CVAlosrobles.com.

Los Robles Health System and the Cardiovascular Institute offers the full spectrum of cardiac care including diagnostic and treatment options as well as surgical interventions including minimally invasive options for patients. With a robust clinical trials program, the program’s studies are focused on heart and vascular health offering patients the most advanced care options available. The program offers a robust and state-of-the-art solution for patients seeking diagnosis to the management of cardiovascular disease, disorders and conditions. The dedicated team of experts is made up of cardiac care specialists and leaders in the field providing treatment and care from simple procedures to the most complex cases performed.