Meet the Physicians


Lawrence R. O'Connor, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Lawrence R. O'Connor, founded this practice in 1980 to provide comprehensive cardiac care utilizing both preventative and interventional techniques.

Dr. O'Connor received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of San Francisco and his medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He completed his internal medicine training at L.A. County-USC Medical Center, serving as senior resident in his last year. This was followed by one year of fellowship in critical care medicine, during which research in cardiac and general metabolism resulted in publications in the New England Journal of Medicine.

He completed his cardiology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. On completion of his training, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine in Residence, UCLA, and pursued research interests in cardiac metabolism.

Dr. O'Connor is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. O'Connor is also creator and Co-Founder of the Glendale Memorial Heart Center.

Dr. O'Connor's interests include cycling, reading and inventing. Two of his inventions have been granted patents and he has four other cardiovascular devices in process. Dr O'Connor is married, lives in Glendale, CA. He and his wife have three children Andrew, David and Laura.

Y. Joseph Wen, M.D.

Dr. Y Joseph Wen joined Southern California Cardiovascular Consultants in the summer of 2002. Dr. Wen received his Bachelor's Degrees in Chemistry and Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991. Dr. Wen attended Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he also served his internship. Dr. Wen served his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of California, Irvine and an interventional fellowship at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

Dr, Wen is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, as well as, Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Wen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese. His hobbies include mountain climbing and hiking and spending time with his family.

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