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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. Julio Lamprea Montealegre: Two for One: Preventing Heart and Kidney Disease

“When people think about chronic kidney disease (CKD), they usually think about dialysis or kidney transplants,” said Dr. Lamprea Montealegre. “But the vast majority of CKD patients do not progress to those advanced stages of kidney disease. However, many of them will develop cardiovascular disease. At its early stages, CKD is really a marker of cardiovascular risk.”


Dr. Julio Lamprea Montealegre
Dr. Julio Lamprea Montealegre