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. Tom C. Nguyen: New Frontiers of Heart Surgery
“No one comes to my office begging to get their chest cracked open,” said Tom C. Nguyen, MD, chief of the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery and Helen and Charles Schwab Distinguished Professor of Surgery. “They just want to feel better.”