West Hills Hospital
February 26, 2021

 West Hills, CA February 8, 2020 — West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is pleased to announce Simon Maltais, MD, PhD, FRCSC has joined the medical staff, and is practicing on the campus of the hospital at Cardiovascular Institute of West Hills Hospital & Medical Center for outpatient care.  Dr. Maltais is board-certified in cardiothoracic surgery and is an international leader in the field.  Dr. Maltais previously served as an Associate Professor and Clinical Vice-Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  While at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Maltais was the Surgical Director of the Ventricular Assist Device Program and has developed recognition in complex mitral valve repair for degenerative disease.  He pioneered less invasive approaches for structural heart disease, including robotically assisted and transcatheter valve interventions.  Dr. Maltais worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was the Surgical Director of the Heart Transplantation Program and the Surgical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program.  He has developed a world-renowned expertise in thoracotomy and off-pump ventricular assist device implantation. His practice covers the full spectrum of cardiac surgery and he has a special interest in complex reoperations.

Dr. Maltais is practicing and accepting new patients at Cardiovascular Associates is conveniently located on the campus of the hospital at 7320 Woodlake Ave., Suite 110, West Hills, CA 91307.

“With the addition of Dr. Maltais, we are able to offer our great patient-centered care to more of the San Fernando Valley and surrounding communities,” said Mark Miller, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer. “By recruiting an expert physician, we now offer more access to care and comprehensive services close to home to meet the needs of our community,” said Miller.   Dr. Maltais will be joining five established providers at the outpatient practice including two cardiovascular surgeons and advanced practicing providers who offer the full spectrum of total heart and vascular care.

 “Our goal is to serve the community by delivering the most advanced, most compassionate cardiovascular care with the very best outcomes” said Dr. Simon Maltais.  “I look forward to uniting my advanced training and expert techniques to work collaboratively with the practice, Institute and the hospital to care for the Southern California community”.

Cardiovascular Associates of West Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers comprehensive cardiovascular patient management using the latest techniques, technology and equipment.  To learn more about the outpatient practice, please visit CVAlosrobles.com.

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers the full spectrum of cardiovascular surgical care for patients needing simple procedures to the most complex cases.  The program also includes a robust robotics program offering minimally invasive options for a faster recovery, increased precision and quality outcomes.