"We live in exciting times. Caring for patients with cardiac and vascular disease is more rewarding than ever. Nothing is more satisfying than helping a new patient with education, prevention, and the treatment of complex problems."
Credentials and Education
Medical School: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
Internship: University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
Residency: University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
Fellowships: Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, UCSD, San Diego, CA
Interventional Cardiology — UCSD, San Diego, CA Special Vascular
Procedures — UCSD, San Diego, CA
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Cardiovascular Disease
Diplomate, American Board of Interventional Cardiology
Professional Organizations & Directorships
American College of Cardiology
Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
Lipid Rich Plaque Study (LRP) — Identifying vulnerable patients and vulnerable coronary plaque to better understand acute coronary syndrome
Vascular disease, Lipid disorders, Identifying risk in asymptomatic patients
Family and Hobbies
My wife Barbi and I have two children, a daughter Emerson and a son, Hudson. I enjoy surfing, skiing, and golf when I’m not in the office.
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Brian Kolski, MDDirector, Orange County Heart Institute Non-Invasive Vascular Lab Dr. Kolski is the newest member of Orange County Heart Institute. He is board certified in Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Diseases. Dr. Kolski is a nationally recognized faculty member of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC). He is the director of Structural Heart Disease at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange County. Dr. Kolski helped start the transcatheter valve program and participates in every case done at St. Joseph hospital. Dr. Kolski also runs the non-invasive vascular lab at OCHI. Previously, Dr. Kolski started a very busy and successful vascular and limb salvage program in his previous position in Salt Lake City, Utah. He travels throughout the United States in educating physicians on vascular techniques, as well as CHIP - Complex Higher risk (and Indicated) Patients.