CMHC Faculty Members

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Michelle M. Kittleson, MD

Los Angeles, California

Michelle M. Kittleson, MD



Dr. Michelle M. Kittleson is the program director of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship, the director of Heart Failure Research, and a professor of cardiology at Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Dr. Kittleson is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure, and transplant cardiology.

Her essays have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology. Her poems have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association and Annals of Internal Medicine.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2006
  • Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2006
  • Residency, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2002
  • Medical Degree, Yale School of Medicine, 1999
  • Bachelor Degree, Harvard University, 1995

Professional Highlights

  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Deputy editor, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Guideline writing committee, American College of Cardiology
  • Guideline writing committee, American Heart Association
  • Co-editor-in-chief, American College of Cardiology Heart Failure Self-Assessment Program
  • Board of directors, Heart Failure Society of America
  • Member, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa Faculty Teaching Award, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Patient Experience Award, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Member, Pulmonary Hypertension Association


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