Dr. Fuller and Dr. Mahtabifard In The Media

Clark B. Fuller, MD and Ali Mahtabifard, MD are expert board-certified thoracic surgeons. Dr. Mahtabifard is the former Clinical Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, while Dr. Fuller oversees thoracic surgery at St. John’s Health Center. He is also the adjunct faculty member at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Both doctors have been extensively quoted in a number of medical texts and have authored many journals and books themselves. See below for a more detailed description of each of these highly accomplished doctors’ achievements.


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Dr. Fuller has been extensively quoted for his expert opinion on sports injuries to the chest in a number of online publications, including the following:

In particular, he provided feedback on a particularly dangerous injury that Cleveland Brown’s receiver Barkevious Mingo took during a preseason game. Dr. Fuller told reporters that his injury could have resulted in his death because the chest cavity is an area where you could bleed to death and nobody ever see a drop of blood on the ground.

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Atlas of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Los AngelesDr. Mahtabifard co-authored the Atlas of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (VATS), a widely used and highly regarded textbook that is used worldwide to teach students about this specialized procedure. Dr. Mahtabifard’s writing has become critical to furthering the field of VATS and teaching others about details of this complex surgical procedure. In addition to this book, Dr. Mahtahbifard has written a number of chapters in a variety of other medical textbooks that focus on the thoracic surgery field.

Similar to Dr. Mahtabifard, Dr. Fuller is  responsible for a great deal of academic writing in the field of thoracic surgery for a number textbooks.


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Dr. Fuller Discusses Advances in Thoracic Surgery

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Our state of the art facility located in Los Angeles specializes in a type of procedure called VATS or video-assisted thoracic surgery. We help people with a number of diseases including lung cancer, hyperhydrosis, thoracic outlet syndrome, esophagus disease, and much more. We operate out of the La Peer Surgical center, a cutting edge facility developed with the sole purpose of helping patients. Dr. Mahtabifard and Dr. Fuller are experts in this ground breaking procedure that allows for extensive and complicated procedures to me completed with minimal invasiveness.

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