Chief of Medicine
VA Long Beach Health Care System and Univ California Irvine
Dr. Kern is currently Professor of Medicine, Chief of Medicine at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital and continues as a member of the Division of Cardiology, University California Irvine. Dr. Kern continues to perform and teach cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary interventions. Dr. Kern is a past president of the SCAI. His research interests include coronary physiology, intravascular ultrasound, and cardiovascular hemodynamics. He has authored “The Cardiac Catheterization Handbook” now in its 6th edition and its companion “The Interventional Cardiac Cath Handbook” which are among the most widely used textbooks teaching cardiac catheterization.