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.