About Me

Dr. Sasan Ghaffari is an invasive non-interventional cardiologist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of complex cardiovascular disorders.  Dr. Ghaffari is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and he is a Registered Physician Vascular Interpreter.

Dr. Ghaffari obtained his B.A. degree in Biology with honors from Rutgers University in 1986 and received his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine, currently known as Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia PA in 1990. Dr. Ghaffari completed his internal medicine residency program at the University of Michigan Medical Center 1990-1993. Dr. Ghaffari held a faculty position in the Department of General Medicine at University of Michigan between 7/93-6/94 before he began his cardiology fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 7/94.

Dr. Ghaffari completed his general cardiology fellowship program in 6/97 and joined the section of Clinical Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation as member of staff from 1997-2004. Dr. Ghaffari also held a position as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Ohio State University from 1999-2003.  In addition to his clinical, academic, and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Ghaffari served as an Associate Program Director of Cleveland Clinic Foundation Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Ghaffari moved to the West Coast in 2004 to join his classmate and friend, Dr. Ramin Rabbani as a member of the Pacific Cardiovascular Associates (PCA), 2004-2008. At PCA, Dr. Ghaffari was the Director of the vascular lab and Co-Director of the nuclear imaging.

Chief, Department of Cardiology, 01/2013 to 12/2014
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
Laguna Hills, California

Medical Executive Committee, 01/2013 to 12/2014
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
Laguna Hills, California

Dr. Ghaffari’s clinical interests include diagnostic cardiac catheterizations, echocardiography including intra-operative transesophageal echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, vascular ultrasound and pacemaker implantation. Dr. Ghaffari’s clinical experience in one of the top heart centers in the country has enabled him to take care of patients with complex cardiovascular disorders. His passion for running and tennis along with deep interest in exercise physiology allows him to better motivate his patients to adhere to heart healthy life styles.

Areas of Interest


  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Heart Arteries
  • Heart Disease

English, Farsi

Provider Specialty

Cardiology, Internal Medicine



The Cleveland Clinic Foundation


University of Michigan Medical Center


Hahnemann University School of Medicine

Locations & Affiliations


Caring Cardiology Medical Group

23521 Paseo de Valencia

Suite 303

Laguna Hills, CA