Dr. Cynthia Thaik, MD

Dr. Cynthia Thaik, MD

Holistic Cardiologist

Dr. Cynthia is a Harvard-trained Los Angeles cardiologist who practices with her heart. She helps replace stress, fear, anxiety in her patients and instills a sense of inner calm and peace by educating and inspiring them to take proactive steps towards health and healing. She has helped thousands of people transform their lives through the ways they think, feel, and act.

Intuitively, Dr. Cynthia has known that she would serve this calling since the age of five, after accompanying her physician mother to the medical clinic in their home country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. There, she witnessed the pure hands-on art of healing, free from the modern-day challenges of drugs, bureaucracy, and the threat of malpractice.

This experience laid dormant deep within her as she navigated her American life, completed her modern medical training at Harvard Medical School, and subsequently began practicing Western medicine. It wasn’t until the opening of her own wellness center three years ago—where she guided her patients to experience tremendous improvement in their health and well-being through integrative lifestyle practices that focused on nutrition, fitness, and spiritual or meditative practices—that those early childhood memories of the art of self-directed healing were reawakened.

Rediscovering her life purpose has inserted authenticity to her work and filled her with joy, energy and spirit. She believes the mind-body connection for health is best served through the practice of being centered and present in each moment. A practicing Buddhist, Dr. Cynthia is on a mission to deliver that message, best outlined in her new book, Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength & Spirit from the Body’s Core.

As one of the best Los Angeles heart specialists, Dr. Cynthia manages two successful cardiology clinics and is the founder of Revitalize-U, a wellness center focused on health, nutrition, weight loss, and detoxification. Beyond her academic and professional achievements, she is most proud of the praises that she receives from her patients who describe her style of practice as caring, compassionate, service, and excellence oriented.


  • University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School’s training programs
  • Beth Israel Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Brigham & Women’s hospital

Awards & Honors:

  • 2005 LA Business Journal “Women Making a Difference” Nomination
  • 1997 National Research Service Award NIH
  • 1995 Cardiovascular Research Award, American College of Cardiology
  • 1994 Raymond Kalil Memorial Cardiovascular Research Award
  • 1993 Kathleen Swan Ginsberg Award
  • 1993 Elected Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital
  • 1990 Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Chicago
  • 1986 Summa Cum Laude, University Of Illinois
  • 1982 Bronze Tablet Award

Professional Appointments:

  • 1997 Assistant Clinical Professor Medicine UCLA School of Medicine
  • 1990 Clinical Fellow of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • 1986 Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Medicine, University of Chicago
  • 1982 Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Illinois
  • 2003 Co-director of the Women’s Cardiac Risk Screening Program at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center


  • 2016 – Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Practical Cardiology: Evaluation and Management of Common Cardiovascular Disease
  • 2014 – Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength & Spirit from the Body’s Core
  • 1999 – “Coronary Artery Disease” – Principles of Women’s Health
  • 1998 – “Nitric Oxide, Atrial Natriuretic Peptide, and cyclic GMP Inhibit the Growth-promoting Effects of Norepinephrine in Cardiac Myocytes and Fibroblasts” – Journal of Clinical Investigations
  • 1997 – “Hemorrhagic Complications of Thrombolytic and Anticoagulant Therapy” – Textbook of Coronary Thrombosis.
  • 1995 – “Pressure- and Volume-Induced Left Ventricular Hypertrophies As Associated With Distinct Myocyte Phenotypes and Differential Induction of Peptide Growth Factor mRNAs” – Circulation
  • 1995 – “Molecular and Cellular Events in Myocardial Hypertrophy and Failure” – Heart Failure: Cardiac Function and Dysfunction, Volume VI. Atlas of Heart Diseases
  • 1995 – Effects of inflammatory cytokines on growth and growth factor expression in cardiac myocytes and fibroblasts. – Abstract, AHA Meeting
  • 1994 – Exercise Capacity and Systolic and Diastolic Ventricular Function After Recovery From Acute Dilated Cardiomyopathy. – Journal of American College of Cardiology

Professional Affiliations:

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Medical Association
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • American Heart Association
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Women Speaker Association
  • Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Women National Book Association

Professional Interests:

  • Women’s Cardiovascular Health, Congestive heart failure, Cardiomyopathy
  • Weight loss and Nutrition