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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 14 patients who have provided 6 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.9
Promptness 4.7
Courteous Staff 4.9
Accurate Diagnosis 4.5
Bedside Manner 4.3
Spends Time with Me 4.4
Follows Up After Visit 4.5

Specialties & Research

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

  • He has special expertise in 20 areas:
  • 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 Catheterization
  • Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
  • Heart Diseases
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Pathologic Constriction
  • Vascular Graft Occlusion

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 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2011 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
San Diego County
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Teirstein has 11 hospital affiliations:

  • Scripps Green Hospital 
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego 


  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Russian

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Additional Information
Dr. Paul S Teirstein MD is a male Internist, has 31 years of experience and practices in Interventional Cardiology.
Where does Dr. Paul S. Teirstein practice?
Dr. Paul Teirstein has 13 office locations.
Dr. Paul Teirstein practices Interventional Cardiology near La Jolla, CA.
Additional practice locations include: San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA.
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