About Dr. Parto

Dr. Parham Parto is a cardiologist providing care to patients  all throughout Southern California.  He is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine and specializes in Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Parto is from Southern California and grew up in Irvine, CA, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California-Irvine in Biological Sciences and a minor in Educational Studies.  He then received a Master of Public Health degree in Health Administration from Loma Linda University (Loma Linda, CA) and a medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine.  He went on to complete his internship and residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he excelled to the top of his class and was selected among his peers as Chief Resident.  He completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease from the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA where he trained under the guidance of the top experts in the field.  He then pursued further specialized training in Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Intervention at Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. 

Publications


Morledge M, Kachur S, Lavie C, Parto P, O’Keefe JK, Milani R. Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease – Emphasis on Efficacy, Dosing, Adverse Effects, and Toxicity. Watson R, Zibadi S (Eds.). Lifestyle in Heart Health and Disease. Elsevier. First Edition. 2018; pp. 137-151. [book chapter] Shum K, Parto P, Masvidal D, Ventura H. Novel therapies in heart management. Lylyk P, Ingino C, Villarino J, Esper R (Eds.), Toma De Decisiones En Ugencias Cardio-Neuro-Vascularis. Ediciones Medicas del Sur, Buenos Aires, Argentina. First Edition. 2018: pp. 159-166. [book chapter]. Rajab M, Abouzaki NA, Melchior RD, Parto P, Kontos, MC, Guzman LA. Correlating invasive and noninvasive evaluation to determine volume status in patients with cardiovascular disease. Circulation. 2017; 136:A14698. Parto P, Guzman L. Giant saphenous vein graft pseudoaneurysm. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 [submitted] Parto P, Lavie C. Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2017; 42(11): 376-394. Oktay AA, Lavie C, Kokkinos PF, Parto P, Pandey A, Ventura HO. The Interaction of Cardiorespiratory Fitness with Obesity and the Obesity Paradox in Cardiovascular Disease. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2017; 60: 30-44.
Parto P, Guzman L. Radial approach risk in post-CABG angiography. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 [submitted] Parto P, Collins TJ. Subclavian Artery Stenosis – When and How to Intervene. Wiley JM, Krishnan P, Faries P, Del Conde I, Dangas G (Eds). Endovascular Interventions. Wiley. First Edition, 2017. [book chapter accepted] Parto P, O’Keefe JH, Lavie CJ. The Exercise Rehabilitation Paradox – Less May Be More? The Ochsner Journal. 2016; 16(3): 297-303.
Parto P, Lavie C, Arena R, Bond S, Popovic D, Ventura H. Body habitus in heart failure: understanding the mechanisms and clinical significance of the obesity paradox. Future Cardiology. 2016; 12(6): 639-653.
Parto P, Lavie C, Ventura H. Reducing Heart Failure Risks in Obese Patients. Current Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 2016; 10(4): 1-8.
Shum K, Solivan A, Parto P, Polin N, Jahangir E. Cardiovascular risk and level of statin use among women with breast cancer in a Cardio-Oncology clinic. The Ochsner Journal. 2016; 16(3): 217-224.
Ergle K, Parto P, Krim SR. Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Devices: A novel approach in the management of patients with acute cardiogenic shock. The Ochsner Journal. 2016; 16(3): 243-249.
Bennett A, Parto P, Krim SR. Hypertension and Ethnicity. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2016; 31(4): 381-386.
Lavie C, De Schutter A, Parto P, Jahangir E, Kokkinos P, Ortega F, Arena R, Milani R. Obesity and Prevalence of Cardiovascular Diseases and Prognosis – the Obesity Paradox Updated. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2016; 58(5): 537-547.
Lavie C, Parto P, Archer E. Obesity, fitness, hypertension and prognosis – Is physical activity the common denominator? JAMA. 2016; 176(2): 217-218.
Parto P, Swift D, Sui X, Lavie C. The Role of Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Plasma Lipid Levels. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2015; Oct 5:1-7.
Parto P, Lavie C, Arena R, Ventura H. Preventing Heart Failure with Exercise Training. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 2015; 9(9):1-7.
Htyte N, Parto P, Ragbir S, Jaffe L, White CJ. Predictors of outcomes following catheter-based therapy for acute stroke. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;85(6):1043-50.
Htyte N, Jaffe L, Parto P, Ragbir S, White C. Predictors of Outcomes with Catheter-Based Therapy for Acute Stroke. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014; 63 (14) 61823-4.
Sharif R, Parekh T, Parto P, Gowda A, Kumar A, Hoang A, Rangasety U, Fujise K,
Barbagelata AN. Electrocardiograph Predictors of False Activation of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013; 81(S1):173.
Sharif R, Parekh T, Parto P, Gowda A, Kumar A, Hoang A, Rangasety U, Fujise K,
Barbagelata AN. Clinical Predictors of False Activation of the Cardiac Catheterization
Laboratory. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013; 81(S1):173.
Shah S, Parto P, Lombard G, James M, Beckles D, Lick S, Valentine V. Probable
Phaeacremonium Parasiticum as a Cause of Cavitary Native Lung Nodules After Single Lung
Transplantation. Transplant Infectious Disease. 2013;15: E9-E13.
Shah S, Parto P, Lombard G, James M, Valentine V. Probable Phaeacremonium Parasiticum as a Cause of Cavitary Native Lung Nodules After Single Lung Transplantation (Abstract). Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012;185:A5828.
Said GA, Hughes D, Khalife W, Parto P, Gilani S, Fujise K. Congenital Coronary Artery
Fistula Presenting Later in Life: A Case Report. Journal of Cardiology Cases. 2011;4:43-46.
Parto P. Review of Cardiology and the Cardiovascular System On the Move. Doody’s Review Service (online). Available: http://www.doody.com. (Accessed [05/30/16]).
Parto P. Review of Cardiovascular Intervention: A companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease. Doody’s Review Service (online). Available: http://www.doody.com. (Accessed [09/30/2015]).
Parto P. The Female Electrocardiogram: Special Repolarization Features, Gender Differences, and the Risk of Adverse Cardiac Events. Doody’s Review Service (online). Available: http://www.doody.com. (Accessed [05/23/2015]).
Parto P. Review of Heart in Fours: Cardiology for Residents and Practitioners, 3rd Edition.
Doody’s Review Service (online). Available: http://www.doody.com. (Accessed [11/22/2013]).
Parto P. Review of Fast Facts: Acute Coronary Syndromes. Doody’s Review Service (online). Available: http://www.doody.com. (Accessed [4/11/2014]).
Parto P. Review of The Washington Manual Cardiology Subspecialty Consult, 3rd Edition.
Doody’s Review Service (online). Available: http://www.doody.com. (Accessed [8/1/2014]).
Parto P. Review of Tricks, Tips, and Questions for the Echocardiography Boards. Doody’s Review Service (online). Available: http://www.doody.com. (Accessed [9/19/2014]).
Parto P. Review of Cardiac Drug Therapy, 8th Edition. Doody’s Review Service (online).
Available: http://www.doody.com. (Accessed [1/26/2015]).




Education and Experience


Experience and Training Interventional Cardiologist Greater LA Cardiology Group, St. Vincent’s Medical Center 2017-Current Hospitalist Vibra Hospital of Richmond/Charleston 2016-2017 Assistant Professor/Chief Resident, Department of Internal Medicine University of Texas Medical Branch 2012-2013 Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology (Peripheral and Cardiovascular Interventions) Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia Richmond, Virginia 2016-2017 Fellowship, Cardiology Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana 2013-2016 Chief Resident, Internal Medicine University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 2012-2013 Residency, Internal Medicine University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 2010-2012 Internship, Internal Medicine University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 2009-2010 Education Medical Doctorate (M.D.)
St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, WI
2005-2009 Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Health Administration (HADM)
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
2004-2005 Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences (B.S.)
Minor in Educational Studies
University of California, Irvine, California
1998-2003





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