Meet the Chief
Cardiovascular disease remains the nation’s leading cause of death, and UCSF is a pioneer in developing better ways to diagnose, and prevent heart disease. Our mission is to provide the best possible care to all patients with cardiovascular disease, make important discoveries that benefit patients and offer the best training for cardiology and subspecialty fellows.
Dr. Phoebe Ashley: Teaching Heartfelt Care
“I can appreciate people’s emotions almost as soon as I open the exam room door,” said Dr. Ashley. “Once you establish a relationship with patients, you both wish to continue it. I have patients who fly across the country to see me. The relationship with patients and their extended families is the best part of what we do. I’m very comfortable with the whole spectrum, whether it’s helping people through a crisis, having a baby when they have heart disease, or even at the end of life.”