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Raymond H. Schaerf, M.D.

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Raymond Schaerf, board certified in thoracic surgery, received his medical education from New York Medical College. His residencies were completed at the University of Miami Hospital and Yale New Haven Medical Center. His fellowship was completed at the University of Miami Medical Center. He is affiliated with the Heart Rhythm Society, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Academic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Heart Association. Only a handful of physicians in the world routinely perform lead extraction surgery. Dr. Schaerf was among the first in the world to perform lead extraction surgery using an excimer laser. To date, he has removed more than 1,300 leads, which makes him one of the most experienced lead extraction specialists in the world. Besides his large practice with pacemakers and defibrillators, Dr. Schaerf has one of the largest practices in thoracic surgery for lung diseases in Southern California. Dr. Schaerf speaks Spanish, French and German. Dr. Schaerf is a member of the Providence Saint Joseph, Providence Holy Cross and Providence Tarzana Medical Staffs providing care in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.
New York Medical College, New York, NY
Medical School
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
University Of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
Health Plans Accepted
  • Admar Medical Network PPO/EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Affiliated Health Funds PPO
  • Beechstreet
  • Benefit Panel Services PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Access + HMO Plan
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Community Care Network PPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO/POS
  • Galaxy PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Health Payors Organization PPO
  • Industry Advantage
  • Inter Valley Health Plan HMO
  • Inter Valley Health Plan Senior HMO
  • Interplan PPO/EPO
  • LA Foundation Medical Care PPO/EPO
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Motion Picture Health/Writers Guild
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Pacific Mutual PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Secure/UHC HMO
  • USA Managed Care Organization PPO
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
  • Workers Compensation
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Epilepsy
  • Laser Lead Extraction
  • Lead Extraction
  • Robotic Surgery
2601 West Alameda Avenue Suite 404
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 843-3972
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Tarzana Medical Center
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center