Project Description

Dr. Diana Glovaci, D.O.

Dr. Diana Glovaci, DO, FACC

Dr. Diana Glovaci joined Los Alamitos Cardiovascular in 2022. Dr. Glovaci is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Diana Glovaci’s Curriculum Vitae


Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography

Board Certifications:

  • Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • NBE Certification in Adult Echocardiography
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) License
  • California License, Physician and Surgeon
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Language Fluency:

  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (conversational)
  • Romanian (conversational)

Professional Societies:

  • American College of Cardiology (FACC)
  • American College of Physicians (FACP)
  • American Medical Association (RVT)

Publications and Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Patel A, Glovaci D, et. al (2021) Electrophysiologic Management and Considerations for d-Transposition of the Great Arteries after Atrial Baffle Repair. The Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management. August 2021, 12 (8); DOI: 10.19102/icrm.2021.120805.
  • Premyodhin N, Glovaci D, Azam S, Chou R, Barseghian A (2020). Distinguishing aortic valve thrombus from Libman–Sacks endocarditis in antiphospholipid syndrome: imaging and management. Future Cardiology. July 2020, 17(1); DOI: 10.2217/fca-2020-0044.
  • Nasr G, Glovaci D, et. al (2020). Assessing the Necessity of Non-Invasive Stress Testing for Cardiac Clearance in CKD patients on HD undergoing renal transplant evaluation. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 75. 1154. 10.1016/S0735-1097(20)31781-2.
  • Glovaci D, Fan W, Wong N. Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease. Current Cardiology. 2019 21(21).
  • Glovaci D, Naqvi A, Yu K, Patel P, Krishnam M. (2018) Utility of cardiac MRI in determining percutaneous versus surgical post-infarction ventricular septal defect repair. Future Cardiology. 2018 14 (2), 125-130.
  • Zynda T, Thompson C, Hoang K, Seto A, Glovaci D, Wong D, Patel P, Kern M. (2013). Disparity between Angiographic Coronary Lesion Complexity and Lipid Core Plaques Assessed by Near Infrared Spectroscopy. Catheter Cardiovascular Intervention. 2013  February; 81(3):529-37. Presented at SCAI 2011 Scientific Sessions, May 2011.
  • Wong ND, Glovaci D, Wong K, Malik S, Franklin SS, Wygant G, Iloeje U. (2012) Global cardiovascular disease risk assessment in United States adults with diabetes. Diab Vasc Dis Res. 2012 Apr;9(2):146-52. Presented at 50 th Conference on Cardiovascular  Epidemiology and Prevention, AHA, San Francisco, CA, March 2010 and World Congress of Cardiology, Beijing, China, June 2010.
  • Wong K, Glovaci D, Malik S, Franklin SS, Wygant G, Iloeje U, Kan H, Wong ND. (2012) Comparison of demographic factors and cardiovascular risk factor control among U.S. adults with type 2 diabetes by insulin treatment classification. J Diabetes Complications. 2012 May-Jun;26(3):169-74. Presented at AHA Scientific Session, Chicago, November 2010.

Abstracts, Posters, Oral Presentations

  • Nasr G, Glovaci D, et al (2021), A Novel Risk Prediction Model for Pre-operative Cardiac Clearance in CKD patients on Hemodialysis undergoing renal transplant evaluation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Presented May 15-17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Glovaci D, Ungar L, Mitiku T. Post-Myocardial Infarction Left Ventricular Apical Aneurysm Poses Challenges for AICD Lead Revision. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Mar 2019, 73 (9 Supplement 1) 2471; DOI: 10.1016/S0735-1097(19)33077-3. Poster presented at ACC 2019 Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA March 2019. Abstract presented at UCI Research Day May 2019.
  • Patel A, Glovaci D, Rochon-Duck M (2020) Herpes leading to broken hearts. ACP Southern California Chapters I, II, III Virtual Poster Competition.
  • Glovaci D, Younus M, Abadir A, Gibson M, Swaroop B. An Unusual Incidentaloma: Metastatic Cervical Cancer to the Heart. Poster presented at 2018 ACP Southern California Regions I, II and III Huntington Beach, CA.
  • Glovaci D, Bluemke D, Budoff M, Sperling L, Gaita D, Mongraw-Chaffin M, Trejo M, Allison M, Wong N Metabolically Healthy and Unhealthy Obesity and Changes in Left Ventricular Mass, Volume, and Function by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Results from the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2018 (18)32105-3. Poster presented at ACC 2018 Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL March 2018. Abstract presented at UCI Research Day May 2018. Abstract presented at UCI Department of Medicine Research Symposium December 2019.
  • Glovaci D, Ridolfi N, Aggrawal S. Acquired Angioedema: An Unusual First Sign of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Presented at SGIM California-Hawaii Regional Meeting on January 2018.
  • Cronn P, Glovaci D, Yamarik R. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus as a Diagnosis in the Elderly Patient with Falls. Presented at SGIM California-Hawaii Regional Meeting, January 2018.
  • Donohue A, Glovaci D, Gardin JM, Gottdiener J, Suzuki T, Wong N.  (2011). Echocardiographic measures of systolic and diastolic function as predictors of incident heart failure in metabolic syndrome and diabetes.   Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2011 April; 57(14): E274. Presented at ACC Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, April 2011.

Quality Improvement

  • Decreasing Fluoroscopy Time and Contrast Amount During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Poster presentation at the 2021 ACC Quality Summit Virtual 09/2021
  • Improving the Paging System at UCI Medical Center | 2019
  • Utilization of DAPT Score for appropriate dual anti-platelet therapy use following coronary stents | 2018.
  • Effect of Diabetes Education and Glucose Logs in A1C | 2017


Imaging Conference

  • 05/2020 Stress Echo
  • 12/2020 Left Ventricular Assist Devices Assessment by Echo
  • 04/2021 PFO Percutaneous Closure
  • 08/2021 The Aftermath of an Unrepaired VSD

Cath Conference

  • 11/2019 Long Beach VA Cath Conference
  • 12/2019 Long Beach Memorial Cath Conference
  • 10/2020 Lightning Striking Twice: Unexpected Patients for SCAD

Journal Club

  • 2021 Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair for Treatment of Tricuspid
  • 2021 Procedural Patterns and Safety of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • 2020 Oral Anticoagulation for patients with A fib on Long-term dialysis
  • 2019 Efficacy and Safety of Low-Dose Colchicine after Myocardial Infarction
  • 2018 Beta Blocker Use in Cirrhosis
  • 2017 Withdrawal of Inhaled Glucocorticoids and Exacerbations of COPD

Morning Report

  • 2017 Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis
  • 2017 Tumor Lysis Syndrome
  • 2017 Diffuse B-cell Lymphoma
  • 2017 MKSAP Board Review Congestive Heart Failure
  • 2016 Third Degree AV Block

Case of the Block

  • 2020 Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • 2018 Psoriatic erythroderma
  • 2017 Acquired angioedema secondary to new onset SLE
  • 2016 Kikuchi Disease

Ward Rotation Mini-Lecture

  • 2018 Management of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure in Inpatient Setting

Internal Medicine Boot Camp Lecture Series

  • 08/2021 Chest pain

Education and Training

  • Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
    University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, California
    July 2019 – June 2022
  • Internal Medicine Internship and Residency
    University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, California
    July 2016 – June 2019
  • Medical Education
    Touro University California School of Medicine
    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    August 2012 – June 2016
  • Medical Education
    University of California, Irvine
    Bachelors of Science: Biological Sciences
    September 2007 – June 2011
  • Honors
    Sigma Sigma Phi (SSP) Honors Society

Service to Professional Organizations

  • Member, Touro University Student-Run Free Clinic | 2012 – 2016
  • Member, Touro University Berkeley Suitcase Clinic | 2012 – 2016