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USC Genetic Aortic and Related Disorders Center

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Our Program

At the USC Genetic Aortic and Related Disorders (GARD) Center, experts in inherited connective tissue disease and cardiovascular disorders work collaboratively to provide early education, intervention and genetic counseling to help you stay healthy and live at your best.

We offer personalized care plans for people with:

  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (multiple types)
  • Familial thoracic aortic aneurysm/dissection
  • Loeys-Dietz syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Turner syndrome
  • Other genetic and familial connective tissue disorders

Because many inherited cardiovascular and connective tissue diseases affect the aorta, patients at the USC GARD Center have access to the nationally recognized clinical excellence of the USC Comprehensive Aortic Center. The USC Comprehensive Aortic Center offers diagnosis, emergency transport and surgical treatment of acute aortic dissections as well as elective aortic surgery, including valve-sparing aortic root procedures.

Our Approach

We offer a suite of specialized medical and surgical services designed especially for patients with inherited connective tissue disease and cardiovascular disorders. Our team coordinates care between medical and surgical specialties and takes a collaborative, patient-centered approach.

Our program is designed to provide the kind of comprehensive care that patients with these rare inherited conditions need to stay well, and our specialists work together to provide them a full spectrum of care.

The USC GARD Center offers experts in:

  • Aortic disease
  • Cardiology
  • Medical genetics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pain medicine
  • Physical therapy
  • Primary care
  • Pulmonary medicine

Our Physicians

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Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
USC Eye Institute (Arcadia)
USC Roski Eye Institute (Los Angeles)

Specializing In

Ophthalmology

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Keck Hospital of USC
Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

Specializing In

Cardiac Surgery

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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 1

Specializing In

Cardiac Surgery, Endovascular Surgery

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Specializing In

Pulmonologist

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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2

Specializing In

Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy

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Practicing Locations

USC Roski Eye Institute (Los Angeles)

Specializing In

Ophthalmology

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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specializing In

Cardiology

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Keck Hospital of USC
Norris Healthcare Center HC3
USC Healthcare Center 2

Specializing In

Joint Replacement of the Hip and Knee

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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2

Specializing In

Electrophysiology, Cardiac Imaging, Arrhythmias

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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Care Medical Group
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
Keck Medicine of USC – Glendale
Norris Healthcare Center HC3
USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specializing In

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery and Ligament Reconstruction (ACL Surgery), Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery (Rotator Cuff Shoulder Instability), total and reverse shoulder replacement, cartilage preservation procedures, and Hip Arthroscopy

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