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Dr. Bereliani
Board Certified Cardiologist,
Director at Beverly Hills Institute of Cardiology & Preventative Medicine
Dr. Bereliani is double board certified in cardiovascular diseases & internal medicine and the Director of Beverly Hills Institute of Cardiology & Preventative Medicine. He attends at both UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Hospital Medical centers where he cares for his patients, and is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows in training.


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