Sarina A. van der Zee, MD

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Sarina van der Zee is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Electrophysiology. She practices at the Pacific Heart Institute, where her specialty is interventional therapies for arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, as well as pacemaker/defibrillator management. She is particularly interested in arrhythmias in women and athletes. She is part of the Women’s Heart Center at Pacific Heart Institute, as well as an athlete's screening program. After graduating from Yale University, she was awarded a Fulbright-Netherlands America Foundation scholarship to study drug metabolism at a preeminent laboratory in the northern Netherlands, where her family is from. He medical training was at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004. After internship and residency in Internal Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, she completed Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowships at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She joined Pacific Heart Institute in 2011. In her free time, she enjoys jogging, from 5K to marathon distances, as well as reading fiction and spending time with her husband and young son.
Education
Institution
Type
Columbia University College Of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
Medical School
N. Y. Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Internship
N. Y. Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency
Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
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, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Interests
  • Ablation For Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Cryoablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
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.

4.9 out of 5 (79 Ratings, 25 Comments)


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02/27/2018
Excellent
90

02/23/2018
I trust Dr. S. van der Zee, MD.
100

02/23/2018
Dr. Van der Zee has always been very professional, thorough, responsive and thoughtful. We have complete confidence in her care and practices. An outstanding cardiologist.
100

02/14/2018
dr van der Zee and the tech who administered my EKG were thoughtful, courteous, kind & ensured all my questions were answered.
100

02/14/2018
Seeing a doctor, particularly a specialist, is rarely routine or a matter of welcomed anticipation; but for some concern or preliminarily diagnosed malady of at least potentially serious consequence, one does not visit a heart specialist at all. Dr. Van Der See provided a thorough assessment of my problem, communicated clearly the diagnosis, potential courses of treatment, risks, recommendations and prognosis, patiently addressed my questions of all of these points, inspired confidence in her ability and judgment, and perhaps above all established my conviction that I was not merely a medical condition to be assessed and treated, but an individual patient for whom that assessment and treatment and their consequences had uniquely personal significance. She earned my trust.
100

01/25/2018
all great
100

12/23/2017
Excellent experience
100

11/30/2017
[...] Both Dr. Van der Zee and her staff were very helpful even a little better than my previous cardiologist's staff at [...]. I'm lucky to have her as part of my medical team.
100

11/27/2017
i was very impressed with Dr. Sarina Van Der Zee. At 72 years of age your heart is a very important, evoking strong emotion. Dr Van Der Zee was excellent at understanding and very patient. I would recommend her as a very excellent Doctor. I was glad to have seen her.
100

11/22/2017
She is warm, resourceful & highly competent.
80

11/22/2017
The wait time for this visit was over an hour. While, this is only my second visit with, I like how she took a lot of time with me on my first visit. However, this time Dr. Van Der Zee seemed rushed and not fully ready to see me -- i.e. she seemed somewhat distracted. She apologized for the delay, though f it happens again, I will most likely find a new electrophysiologist.
100

10/25/2017
Dr Van Der Zee answered all of my questions regarding her recommendations for a procedure. She provided every detail about the procedure and was very reassuring.
100

10/09/2017
[...] 3 times I telephoned in the morning about 9 am wanting to talk with Dr. Van Der Zee. I left a message on the message machine. All three times I was contacted late in the day. The secretary said she was sorry but she doesn't answer the message machine calls until the end of the day.
100

09/27/2017
very professional & kind
100

09/01/2017
She has always been skilled, efficient, and courteous.
100

08/21/2017
Very attentive and caring. She shows a lot of empathy.
100

08/17/2017
Dr van der Zee is my favorite doctor among the half-dozen I have seen in the past year.
100

07/03/2017
provider is great--very responsive. not so true of other members of her group
100

07/03/2017
Dr. Van der Zee is exceptional!
100

06/18/2017
Provider pays full attention when you are present and listens well.
 

06/12/2017
All connections with the physician are excellent. Connecting with the scheduler and the quality of those conversations nteeds improvement. [...]
100

05/24/2017
I have been seeing Pacific Heart Institute for 35 years and hold them in the highest regard.
100

05/09/2017
Dr Van Der See is by far, the best doctor I see. She is both incredibly intelligent and amazingly sensitive.
100

05/01/2017
Dr. Van der Zee is very efficient, caring and nice.
100

04/17/2017
Great doctors with correct expertise.
 
Pacific Heart Institute
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 280W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-6889
Pacific Heart Institute
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 280
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-6889
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center