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. Neal Shah: Advancing Echocardiography Care and Education
“I want to provide the highest level of care from a cardiac standpoint and do whatever I can to help their situation, even if it’s just lending an ear. I try to explain things at the level of each patient’s understanding by breaking down complex valve problems or cardiac arrhythmias in terms they can relate to. At the end of the day, I want to make sure the patient has an idea of what the treatment will be, and feels comfortable with the plan. That’s what gives me the most satisfaction.”