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David Robert Laughrun
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
1500 SAN PABLO Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


Dr. Laughrun's primary focus has always been on direct patient care of adults with a broad range of heart problems. He is returning to his native Southern California after practicing in Des Moines, Iowa where he was the most recent recipient of the "From The Heart" award from the American Heart Association. This award is based on nomination and voting by physicians who were asked which cardiologist best exemplifies the mission of the AHA. He has always enjoyed teaching, which he believes compliments and improves his ability to take care of patients.

Dr. Laughrun has years of experience in the interpretation of echocardiograms and nuclear cardiology studies. He performs and interprets transesophageal echocardiograms.

Dr. Laughrun is very interested, and Board Certified, in seeing patients with Adult Congenital Heart Disease.


Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines: Faculty of the Year Award, 2015

Iowa Lutheran Family Practice Residency: Faculty of the Year Award, 2003

UCLA: UCLA Solomon Scholars Resident Research Award, 1992


Progression of asymptomatic mild carotid artery stenosis: Implications for frequency of surveillance. Vasc Med. 2017 Aug 01; 1358863X17722215. View in: PubMed

Usefulness of coronary MR angiography prior to angioplasty. Int J Card Imaging. 1999 Dec; 15(6):533-40. View in: PubMed

Use and limitations of immediate postprocedural intracoronary Doppler blood flow measurements for predicting late result after coronary balloon angioplasty. Results of a pilot study. Cardiology. 1997 Sep-Oct; 88(5):433-40. View in: PubMed

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