Dr. Tabaie is the chief and director of West Regional Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons and West Regional Vein Center. He is board certified in both general surgery and cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. His specialty involves cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and vascular surgery. He is one of the pioneers in endoscopic cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, as well as endovascular surgery. Dr. Tabaie performed the world’s first closed chest robotic coronary artery bypass surgery, in Russia and further advanced this procedure in the United States, which has now been adapted in many institutions in the United States and the world. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Biology and Microbiology at California State University, Sacramento, CA and his Ph.D., in physiology and cardiovascular physiology at University of California, Davis. Dr. Tabaie received his medical degree from Michigan State University. He completed his general surgery at one of the affiliated hospitals of New Jersey School of Medicine and Dentistry, in New Jersey and completed his residency and fellowship in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been director of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at every institution since he left the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Tabaie specializes in endovascular procedures involving peripheral arterial disease and peripheral venous disease, as well as treatment of chronic deep vein thrombosis as well as venous disease. He has published many papers in the field of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery and has performed surgery nationally and internationally and has trained many residents in both the field of vascular and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Tabaie is nationally and internationally known for his contribution and innovation in the field of cardiac surgery, especially in robotic cardiac surgery.