Chiara Rundle

“Finishing my cardiac surgery rotation for my PA program, I recognize clinical excellence and detailed-oriented care that is needed to help my patients. I joined Newport Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery so that I can continue to pursue the highest level of care for my patients and to work with a nationally recognized group of professionals.”

Chiara joined Newport Cardiac & Thoracic (formerly Raney Zusman Medical Group) in 2020. Upon completion of the PA program at Chapman University, Chiara was recruited for her detail-oriented work, multitasking skills and compassion for her patients. She continues to improve her skills in cardiothoracic surgery such as vein and radial artery harvesting, robotically assisted surgery, and first assisting our surgeons so that she can keep her promise to provide the highest level of care.


  • National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants
  • American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
  • American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support Provider
  • American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support


  • Master in Medial Science, Physician Assistant, Chapman University
  • Bachelor of Science, Human Biology, University of California San Diego


  • Association of Physician Assistants in
  • CAPA – California Academy of Physician Assistants