Heart & Vascular Institute Specialists

​The Heart & Vascular Institute at Adventist Health Glendale (AHGL) is proud to work with some of the best physicians in our community, with expertise, certifications and training in various disciplines of heart and vascular care.

Our physicians practice in a 4,500-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, featuring 10 exam rooms, a nuclear camera and a treadmill/echocardiogram room, all in one convenient location on the medical center campus.

Meet Our Specialists

Hed AhmadpourHed Ahmadpour, MD
Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Ahmadpour is committed to developing and advancing heart treatments so patients have the best chance at surviving heart disease and other cardiac conditions. He is board-certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is also a member of the American Heart Association and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Vahe BadalianVahe Badalian, MD
Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Badalian provides advanced care for his patients in a caring and respectful manner. He specializes in cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology. His goal is to help make our community heart healthy through education and prevention. He is board-certified in internal medicine and is active with the Armenian American Medical Society.

Eli CapouyaEli Capouya, MD
Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Capouya is a board-certified thoracic surgeon who specializes in adult cardiac and thoracic surgery. His goal is to advance the techniques of cardiothoracic surgery to help patients get back on their feet more quickly. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology and is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Western Thoracic Surgical Association and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Chadi Chahin Chadi Chahin, MD
Interventional Radiology

Dr. Chahin is fellowship-trained in advanced minimally invasive techniques for vascular and interventional radiology. He is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology and the American College of Radiology. He is passionate about his patient's health, reducing their pain and treating their diseases, as well as staying abreast of the latest techniques in vascular and interventional radiology.

Marc Ladenheim Marc Ladenheim, MD
Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Ladenheim's passion is to explore advanced methods for treating patients with coronary artery disease. He specializes in invasive and nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, electrophysiology and heart failure pacing. He is board-certified in cardiology and internal medicine. Dr. Ladenheim is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is a member of the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association and the American Heart Association.

Eric T Lee, MD Eric T Lee, MD

With physicians occupying most of his family tree—including both parents—Dr. Lee says it was never a question he would follow in the footsteps of so many of his family members. Although he considered becoming a cardiac surgeon or orthopedic surgeon, the influence of a medical resident he admired when he was in medical school steered him toward cardiology. Dr. Lee feels the vast majority of diagnoses come from the patient’s medical history, so taking time with his patients helps him know them better and often reduces the amount of testing required.

Joseph Ikjae Lee, MD Joseph Ikjae Lee, MD

Fully committed to the residents of the Foothill communities—where he lives and works—Dr. Lee has become a trusted friend to the generations of patients he has served and to their families. His patients appreciate the fact that Dr. Lee takes the time to get to know them beyond their disease and their diagnosis, and that he educates them about their health situation so they can work together to choose the best treatment plan.

LawrenceRobert O'Connor, MD Robert O'Connor, MD
Cardiovascular Disease

The ability to give patients a second chance at life inspires Dr. Lawrence O’Connor in his work as an interventional cardiologist every day. Whether he’s providing superb cardiac care or opening a blocked coronary artery with a minimally invasive procedure, Dr. O’Connor first uses all available tools to thoroughly understand his patients’ condition. Pinpointing the cause of their cardiac illness results in a clear diagnosis, correct treatment and patients who come back to say they’re now living their best, most authentic life.

Miguel Salazar, MD Miguel Salazar
Cardiac Electrophysiology

As a board-certified, fellowship-trained cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Salazar is committed to providing the most compassionate, high quality medical care and latest treatment options to patients suffering from arrhythmias. He is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society and the American Society of Echocardiography. Prior to coming to AHGL, he developed an advanced atrial fibrillation and lead extraction program at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Son DennisDennis Son, MD
Interventional Radiology

Dr. Son specializes in vascular and interventional radiology. He is fellowship-trained in interventional radiology and magnetic resonance imaging and is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Son's background in mechanical engineering helps him provide solutions for patients who need minimally invasive procedures to treat heart disease and other cardiac conditions.

Yung-HsiRobert O'Connor, MD Joseph Wen, MD
Cardiovascular Disease

Helping people with cardiovascular disease live longer and feel better is Dr. Joseph Wen’s personal mission as a physician.
Dr. Wen provides a full range of cardiology care, including angiography, angioplasty and coronary stenting, pacemaker implants, education, prevention and management of chronic heart disease. He considers all potential treatment options for each heart patient, based on their unique needs, and works with each person to make sure he or she understands their care choices. Dr. Wen strives to make a difference in the life of each patient who entrusts their care to him.

For more information, or to book your appointment with one of our Heart & Vascular Institute physicians, call (844) 21-HEART or (818) 863-4099.