Brian Chesnie, M.D.

Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute

  • Chair, Cardiology Division
  • Irvine

Dr. Brian Chesnie has been practicing cardiology in Orange County since 1985. He was one of the original arrhythmia / electrophysiology specialists in the area, and was, in fact, the first to introduce the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to the area. He was the first director of the arrhythmia and electrophysiology program at Hoag Hospital, and he has been and is currently the Chairman of the Cardiology Department at Hoag Hospital.

In addition to his background in general cardiology and electrophysiology, he is also Board Certified in Clinical Lipidology and specializes in cardiovascular disease prevention.

He went to McMaster University Medical School in Ontario, Canada, and did his residency and cardiology fellowship training at the University of Toronto, as well as Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

He loves the practice of medicine and immensely enjoys working closely with his patients. He is committed to education, understandable communication, clinical research and teaching, and helping people live a better quality of life.