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Cardiologist, Interventional Cardiologist
31 years of experience
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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (6)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Paul Teirstein, Cardiologist, Interventional Cardiologist is Excellent. Dr. Teirstein has been reviewed by 9 patients who have provided 6 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

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

Specialties & Research

Dr. Paul Teirstein, MD is board certified in Interventional Cardiology.

  • He has special expertise in 24 areas:
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Balloon Angioplasty (Coronary Angioplasty)
  • Blood Clot (Thrombosis)
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Angioplasty & Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Coronary Disease
  • Coronary Restenosis
  • Coronary Stenosis
  • Coronary Thrombosis
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Embolism
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Catheterization
  • Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
  • Heart Diseases
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
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Education & Awards

Dr. Teirstein graduated from New York University - Mount Sinai. He has 22 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Balloon Angioplasty (Coronary Angioplasty)
Coronary Atherectomy
Coronary Disease
Coronary Restenosis
Coronary Stenosis
Coronary Thrombosis
Translumnial Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty
Vascular Graft Occlusion
1975 – National Science Foundation Award (Summer Research)
1976 – General Honors – Vassar College Graduation
1980 – Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honor Society)
1975 – Beta, Beta, Beta (Biology Honor Society)
1980 – Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
1988 – Fellow, American College of Cardiology
1976 – Special Honors (Biology) – Vassar College Graduation
1980 – Harold Lampert Research Prize (Excellence in research during medical school)
1994 – 1997 – Listed in The Best Doctors in America, Woodward-White, Aiken, South Carolina
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2011 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2013)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
San Diego County
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Teirstein has 13 hospital affiliations:

  • Scripps Green Hospital 
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego 


  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Paul Teirstein MD is a male Internist, has 31 years of experience and practices in Interventional Cardiology.
Where does Dr. Paul Teirstein practice?
Dr. Paul Teirstein has 4 office locations.
Dr. Paul Teirstein practices Interventional Cardiology near La Jolla, CA.
Additional practice locations include: San Diego, CA and New York, NY.
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