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.


Jeffrey Olgin
Dr. Jeffrey Olgin

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Chris Barnett: Critical Care Cardiology: A New Approach to Care

“In addition to heart disease, our patients may have liver failure, kidney failure and complex infections,” said Dr. Barnett “Our critical care cardiologists manage all these issues, in addition to being experts on caring for the heart. Dr. Jeff Olgin is really visionary to create a new section devoted to this disruptive new subspecialty. It’s a bold statement that puts UCSF on the leading edge of transformation as a clinical and research institution.” 


Dr. Chris Barnett
Dr. Chris Barnett