About Me

Dr. Amir Abolhoda is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who serves as Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Robotic Surgery; Co-Director, ECMO Program at the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute and Vice Chair, Thoracic Surgery Section at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center.

Dr. Abolhoda earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine. He completed two residency programs, the first in general surgery at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and the second in cardiothoracic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) in New York City. Dr. Abolhoda completed research and clinical fellowships in thoracic surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

His research has been published in several peer-reviewed publications on surgical treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; tumor-antigen expression; and optimization of pre-and post-operative clinical metrics for minimally invasive thoracic surgery.  Dr. Abolhoda is currently participating in several national intergroup cooperative trials for treatment of lung cancer.

Dr. Abolhoda performs a myriad of thoracic and foregut surgical procedures, using robotic techniques, including robotic lobectomy, segmentectomy, thymectomy and hiatal hernia/anti-reflux operations. He also performs high risk coronary artery bypass grafting (off or on-pump) procedures, emergency aortic dissection repairs and surgery for all types of acquired valvular heart disease.

Dr. Abolhoda is a Diplomate of The American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.  He leads the Thoracic Surgery Case Observation site at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center and trains thoracic surgeons on the Intuitive Surgical da Vinci XI® to refine skills, learn new surgical modalities for minimally invasive thoracic procedures.  Additionally, Dr. Abolhoda is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.

In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, watching soccer and spending time with family.

Areas of Interest:
  • Coronary Artery Bypass 
  • Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass (MICAB)
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Lung & Chest Malignancies
  • Lung and other thoracic Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic-assisted Surgery


Provider Specialty

Cardiothoracic - Thoracic Surgery

Areas of Care

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Surgery



University of California, Irvine College of Medicine

Residency - General Surgery

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Residency – Cardiothoracic Surgery

Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fellowship – Advanced Thoracic Surgical Oncology

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Locations & Affiliations


MemorialCare Cardiovascular Surgery - Long Beach

2888 Long Beach Blvd.

Suite 165

Long Beach, CA

Office: (657) 241-9052

Insurances Accepted

Boeing MemorialCare Health Alliance ACO
United HealthCare PPO
TriCare West(HN)/TriWest Healthcare(BSC)
Humana PPO
Health Net PPO
Cigna PPO
Blue Shield PPO
Anthem PPO
Aetna PPO
Anthem Commercial HMO (MCSHP)
BlueShield Commercial HMO (MCSHP)
BlueShield Medicare Advantage HMO (MCSHP)
Health Net Medicare Advantage HMO (MCSHP)
Aetna Whole Health ACO
Anthem Vivity HMO
Alignment Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Commercial HMO
Anthem Commercial HMO
BlueShield Commercial HMO
Cigna Commercial HMO
Health Net Commercial HMO
UHC Commercial HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
BlueShield Medicare Advantage HMO
Health Net Medicare Advantage HMO
SCAN Medicare Advantage HMO
UHC AARP Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Centivo ACO
Alignment Medicare Advantage HMO (MCSHP)
Anthem Pathway HMO
Cigna Value/Select HMO
UHC Harmony Commercial HMO
Clever Care Medicare Advantage HMO