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Ulrich C. Luft, MD

Philosophy of Care

I believe in the judicious use of new therapies to offer minimally-invasive therapies to patients with cardiac and vascular disease.


Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.7
Based on 77 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Cardiology
    • Structural Heart
    • Years in Practice: 16


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Cardiology
    • Endovascular medicine
    • Interventional Cardiology


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English
    • German


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Structural heart disease (percutaneous valve replacement and repair), congenital heart disease, endovascular medicine, aortic pathology, coronary artery disease, coronary interventions, peripheral interventions, TAVR, MitraClip, Watchman, PFO/ASD closure, and VSD closure


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    Travel, mountaineering, music, guitar


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School Oregon Health Sciences University
    Graduation Date 07/2001
    Degree MD
    Honors Magna Cum Laude

    RESIDENCY
    School Stanford University
    Title Resident in Internal Medicine

    FELLOWSHIPS
    School Oregon Health Sciences University
    Specialty Cardiology

    School Cedars-Sinai/UCLA
    Specialty Cardiology

  • Procedures

    Cardiology
    Structural Heart
  • Memberships

    • American College of Cardiology
    • Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name Cardiology Teaching Award

    Name American Heart Association Grant Recipient

    Name Magna Cum Laude, OHSU Medical School

    Name Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

    Name Alpha Omega Alpha

  • Media/Published Articles

    • Transradial Structural Intervention (Jan 1, 2000)
    • Percutaneous closure of Perimembranous VSD Through an Arm Approach. (Jan 1, 2000)
    • Trans-apical Closure of Mitral Perivalvular Leak (Jan 1, 2000)
    • Regadenoson Induced Acute STEMI and Multivessel Coronary Thrombosis (Jan 1, 2000)
    • Percutaneous Transcatheter Closure of a Mitral Paravalvular Leak (Jan 1, 2000)
    • External Iliac Artery Stenosis as Etiology of Renal Failure Post-Kidney Transplant (Jan 1, 2000)
    • A Rare Diagnosis of Cardiac Amyloidosis Triggered by Cardiac Catheterization Findings (Jan 1, 2000)
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease – What do we need to know? (Jan 1, 2000)
  • Research & Clinical Trials

    RESEARCH

    • Co-primary Investigator at Cedars Sinai Hospital for REVITALIZE, EPC, EVALVE EVEREST II, PROTECT II, WATCHMAN TRIAL, CHAMPION, CABG OUTCOMES, PARTNER TRIAL
    • Co-Primary Investigator at Deborah Heart and Lung Center for Analyze ST, LEVANT 2, LEVANT 2 Registry, Visibility, Symplicity HTN-3, IN-PACT SFA II, Excite, Sapphire, Choice, Canopy, Evolve II
    • Co-Primary Investigator at University of Arizona for TIMI 52, VISTA 16, OSIRIS 403
    • Primary Investigator at University of Arizona for PROVIDE


  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.7
    Based on 77 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

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    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.3
    75 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.8
    77 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.8
    77 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.9
    76 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.8
    77 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.7
    77 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.8
    75 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.7
    76 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.7
    76 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.1
    75 ratings


    Comments (8)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.


    3.6
    Aug 28, 2019
    doctor was running a little behind so I felt I was being rushed.  
    4.5
    Aug 27, 2019
    One of best physician I met who takes time for patient care.  
    5.0
    Jul 24, 2019
    I would recommend *Dr. Luft to anyone!   
    4.3
    Jul 10, 2019
    For a first time visit I was satisfied with the care I was given  
    5.0
    Jul 04, 2019
    for a surgeon, we were pleased with explanations and amount of time Dr Uhlrich spent, over an hour and we know how busy he is so very appreciated and comforting  
    4.6
    Jun 10, 2019
    despite the delay, Dr Luft spent plenty of time with me and explained everything   
    5.0
    May 10, 2019
    First time experience was the best I can think of.  
    5.0
    Dec 09, 2018
    Focused on diagnosis - clearly described condition and recommended treatment  
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