Brian C. Kolski

"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 ā€” UCSD, San Diego, CA Special Vascular

Procedures ā€” UCSD, San Diego, CA

Board Certification

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) ā€” Identifying vulnerable patients and vulnerable coronary plaque to better understand acute coronary syndrome

Clinical Interests

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 Iā€™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.