Meet Dr. Cao

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Medical Excellence. Compassionate Care.


At Golden Heart Medical, these phrases are the philosophy our physicians and staff follow every day. By focusing on patients first, we make sure you are getting the best possible medical care from providers who sincerely care about your health.

Doctor Michael Cao M.D

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin, BS, 1992
  • Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, MD, 1996
  • Internship: Wilford Medical Center, TX (1996-1997)
  • Residency: Wilford Medical Center, TX (1996-1999)
  • Fellowship: Wilford Medical Center, TX (1999-2002)
  • Honors and Awards: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, High School Valedictorian

 

Professional Background

Academic Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Faculty), University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 2007–Present
  • Clinical Instructor, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 2006–2007

Clinical Administrative Appointments:

  • Chief of Cardiology, David Grant Medical Center, Fairfield, CA, 2005-2006
  • Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, David Grant Medical Center, Fairfield, CA 2002-2006
  • Director, Pacemaker/Internal Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) Services, David Grant Medical Center, Fairfield, CA 2002-2006
  • Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, LA County/University of Southern California Hospital, Los Angeles, CA 2010-Present
  • Director, Cardiac Stress Testing Services, LA County/University of Southern California Hospital, Los Angeles, CA 2010-Present
  • Director, Cardiac EKG and Holter Services, LA County/University of Southern California Hospital, Los Angeles, CA 2010-Present
  • Associate Director, Cardiac Research, LA County/University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 2011-Present

Specialty(s):

    • Internal Medicine
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Nuclear Cardiology
    • International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) for Cardiac Implantable Devices

 

Journal Reviewer:

  • Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management (Editorial Board,), 2010-present
  • Electrophysiology Lab Digest, 2012-present
  • Journal of Cardiac Failure, 2009-present
  • Journal of Critical Care, 2009-present
  • American Journal of Cardiology, 2002-2004

 

Experience and Professional Membership(s):

  • Founding Member, Boston Scientific ALTITUDE (National Intra-cardiac EGM Adjudication
  • and Cardiac Device Remote Monitoring Research Database) Committee, 2010-Present
  • Medical Director, FBI AED Program, Los Angeles, CA 2011-2012
  • Board Member, Global Chinese College of Cardiology, 2011- 2012

Entertainment:

USC Annenberg Normal Lear Center, Hollywood, Health & Society, Cardiology Consultant
2006- 2010 (TV shows: Private Practice, Brothers & Sisters and Grey’s Anatomy)