Dr. Ernst von Schwarz


Dr. Ernst von Schwarz



Dr. von Schwarz is a US based world renowned, triple board certified clinical and academic cardiologist and clinical professor of medicine at UCLA and UC Riverside.

He joined Cedars Sinai Medical Center and UCLA as Director of the Cardiac Device Program in 2006. He was appointed director of cardiology at the Heart Institute of Southern California Hospital Culver City in 2015, and chairman of Pacific Heart Medical Group and medical director of Heart Stem Inc. in 2016.

Considered a worldwide pioneer in the field of stem cell research, Dr. von Schwarz has published over 150 scientific papers in international peer reviewed medical journals, as well as books and book chapters in cardiovascular medicine. In May 2022, Dr. Schwarz published The Secret World of Stem Cell Therapy: What YOU Need to Know about the Health, Beauty, and Anti-Aging Breakthrough.

Dr. von Schwarz is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and in cardiology/cardiovascular diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiology/Cardiovascular Diseases.

His primary clinical interests are end-stage heart failure, cardiac transplantation, interventional cardiology and sexual function in cardiac disease.


Dr. von Schwarz earned his medical degree from Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany, receiving medical doctor titles from Philipps-University Marburg and from the University of Vienna, Austria. He received his doctorate from the University of Technology in Aachen, Germany.

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