Peter C. Pelikan, M.D.

Languages: Spanish, English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Peter Pelikan is a native of New York City who graduated from The Bronx High School of Science. He majored in biology at Yale University and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1979. After an internal medicine residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center he completed a fellowship in cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1985. After realizing how much he missed southern California, Dr. Pelikan couldn't wait to return to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center as assistant professor of medicine and co-director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. In 1989 he left academic medicine to join Pacific Heart Institute where he has been an interventional and consulting cardiologist ever since. Dr. Pelikan is the Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Saint John’s Hospital, where he is also currently Medical Staff President. His medical interests include coronary, peripheral, and carotid artery angiography and intervention/stenting, as well as consultative cardiology. An avid skier and fly-fisher, Dr. Pelikan loves the outdoors. While indoors, he is trying (slowly) to learn to play the piano.
Education
Institution
Type
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Medical School
Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Internship
Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Residency
Johns Hopkins Hospital (F/K/A Baltimore City Hospitals), Baltimore, MD
Fellowship
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Blue Shield of CA Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plus POS
  • Cigna HMO
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Health Net Covered CA PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Interplan PPO/EPO
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcare HMO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Interests
  • Intraventricular Cyst
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

5.0 out of 5 (90 Ratings, 26 Comments)


100

02/14/2018
Met Dr. Pelikan approx. 1994 when we had just moved to this area and my husband needed a cardiologist. Our experience with Dr. Pelikan was, in my opinion, beyond excellent in that he exemplified all that one would want in a doctor: total care and attention to my husband's condition at all times. When the time came I felt I should be seen by a cardiologist, I, of course, chose Dr. Pelikan and still find him to be attentive and diligent in treating me as he has always been. I have to add that his staff over all these years has also been excellent in every way, which is, I believe, a tribute to the physician. [...]
100

02/14/2018
Dr.Pelikan is the consummate professional and the best interventional cardiologist there is. He gave me my life back along with his emergency room team. His advice resonates daily as I follow his instructions. I cannot praise Dr. Pelikan enough.
100

02/06/2018
Nothing but excellent, Dr Pelikan has been my doctor for almost 20 years and I wouldn't go anywhere else!
90

01/21/2018
Very good.
100

01/10/2018
Dr. Pelikan walks on water, in my opinion. He is a most diligent, capable physician who is also thorough and caring. you are lucky to have him on your team. [...]
100

12/30/2017
Very thoughtful, careful, knowledgeable.
100

12/29/2017
Dr.Pelikan and staff are excellent . He is best cardiologist I have had.I highly recommend him to family and friends. [...]
100

12/21/2017
Dr Pelican & [...] his asst & staff are Rock Stars.. The Best Of The Best!!!
100

12/11/2017
Dr. Pelikan has provided me with excellent care. His office staff,especially [...], have always been very accommodating in scheduling appointments to include tests,and adjusting the time needed to avoid additional long freeway trips. I am very appreciative. I always feel confident and encouraged when I've finished my appointment. I have the best doctor and team!
100

12/01/2017
Very good.
90

11/13/2017
Dr. Pelikan is an outstanding physician. Because of the nature of his specialty, he necessarily is delayed or has to reschedule patients in order to deal with emergencies. His assistant [...] makes that as easy as possible.
100

11/13/2017
I have no complaints about my care and have always had a good visit experiences even when I have not felt well.
100

11/04/2017
All good. I'm listened to, treated very well, health issues addressed.
100

10/30/2017
Pelikan is always prompt, prepared, and professional.
100

10/11/2017
excellent
100

08/31/2017
[...] & Dr. Pelikan. Dr. [...] have been the most professional, attentive doctors any person can have.
90

08/16/2017
This provider and his office are very good. I was pleased with the experience.
100

08/16/2017
service was friendly and professional
100

08/01/2017
I have been Dr. Pelikan's patient for 22 years.
100

07/31/2017
Dr. Pelikan and his staff were excellent, knowledgeable, respectful & caring.
100

07/27/2017
all good.
100

06/14/2017
Couldn't ask for better attention
100

06/07/2017
A routine EKG raised some concerns and I was very pleased to be able to see Dr. Pelikan within 48 hours of the initial test.
100

05/24/2017
Very insightful. Has taken & inspired me from relatively out of shape with high cholesterol to excellent shape & excellent blood tests.
100

05/17/2017
Very thorough.
100

05/03/2017
Good with both doctors, Dr [...] and Dr Pelikan.
 
Pacific Heart Institute
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 280W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-6889
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center