CardioFit Medical Group, Inc.



Dr. Leonard Scuderi  


Dr. Scuderi graduated from college in 1981 with Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude honors as he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Medical Biology at the University of Utah. In 1981, he started medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He gained experience with Dr. William DeVries, world-renowned heart transplant surgeon who implanted the Jarvik-7 artificial heart in Barney Clark D.D.S. In 1984, he complemented his medical school training by obtaining a pulmonary and infectious disease subinternship in Boston at Harvard’s New England Deaconess and Mount Auburn Hospital programs. In 1985, he graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine.

In 1988, Dr. Scuderi completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Long Beach. In 1988, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and earned board certification as an internist. In 1991, he again became a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine earning subspecialty board certification in cardiology and cardiovascular disease.

In 1992, Dr. Scuderi completed a four-year cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio where he was honored with the National Research Service Award by the National Institute for his research in echocardiography involving single-lung transplant patients. He also took part in landmark cardiovascular research that involved Dr. Julio Palmaz, pioneer who revolutionized interventional cardiology by creating the Palmaz stent, later known as the Johnson and Johnson (J & J) stent and ultimately led to the creation of the Cypher (drug-eluting) stent. This stent system has revolutionized cardiovascular treatment of coronary artery disease by dramatically reducing the need for coronary artery bypass surgery. The latest coronary stenting technology provides Dr. Scuderi, an interventional cardiologist, with the ability to approach complex coronary artery disease and offer patients 98% success rates and exceptionally high long-term patency rates.

In 1992, Dr. Scuderi joined Dr. Vargas, his wife, in San Francisco as she completed her own internal medicine residency training. His first two years of cardiology practice in San Francisco and surrounding Bay area were dedicated to the care of indigent individuals. He was elected a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (F.A.C.C.) having been sponsored by Dr. Robert O’Rourke and Dr. Dean Mason, both nationally renowned leaders in the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association.

In 1994, Dr. Scuderi and Dr. Vargas moved by to Southern California where they began their respective medical practices here in the South Bay. In 1996, CardioFit Medical Group, Inc. was founded. In 2001 and again in 2011, Dr. Scuderi earned recertification with the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiology and cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Scuderi has distinguished himself as an outstanding, dedicated, personable physician who is held in high regard by his patients and colleagues. While Dr. Scuderi emphasizes preventive medical care, he has an impeccable record as an interventional cardiologist and performs coronary angioplasty, stenting, pacemaker implantation, and comprehensive treatment of venous disease including endovenous ablation (closure of incompetent veins), as well as removal of varicose and spider veins.

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Leonard J.Scuderi, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Disease Specialist
CardioFit Medical Group, Inc.
23456 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 250
Torrance, CA   90505
Phone 310-791-5577
Fax 310-791-