Browse Health
License & Identifications

A medical license is required for a doctor to practice medicine in a particular state. Requirements vary by state but most require, at a minimum, post-graduate training in the doctor’s specific specialty. An NPI number is a national identifier unique to an individual health care provider and is managed by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Patient Reviews

Patient comments (14)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Hillel Laks is Excellent. Dr. Laks has been reviewed by 26 patients who have provided 14 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 4.9
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 4.8

Specialties & Research

Dr. Hillel Laks, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 10 areas:
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Funnel Chest (Pectus Excavatum)
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart-Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Pericardial Window Techniques
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Education & Awards

Dr. Laks graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Parktown. He has 7 awards.

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002, 2004 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012 - 2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Thoracic Surgeon
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Los Angeles, CA
Thoracic Surgeon
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Los Angeles Metro Area
Thoracic Surgeon


Dr. Laks has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • Garfield Medical Center 
  • UCLA Medical Center 


  • Yiddish
  • Chinese
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • French
  • English

Similar doctors nearby

Dr. Reshma Biniwale

19 years experience
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Jay Lee

14 years experience
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Gerald Buckberg

50 years experience
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Richard Shemin

Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
37 years experience
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Murray Kown

15 years experience
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Curtis Hunter

17 years experience
Los Angeles, CA
Search All Similar Doctors
Additional Information
Dr. Hillel Laks MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 46 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Hillel Laks practice?
Dr. Hillel Laks has 3 office locations.
Dr. Hillel Laks practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Los Angeles, CA.
See Los Angeles Cardiothoracic Surgeons.