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. Ayesha Salahuddin
Helping Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients Thrive

“Most of these patients will be palliated, but they are never going to be fully cured,” said cardiologist Ayesha Salahuddin, MD, who specializes in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). “Many times, patients are just cured enough until the next procedure or complication. It’s a lifetime disease. Getting to care for patients and build relationships with them throughout their lives is a very profound experience.”


Dr. Ayesha Salahuddin
Dr. Ayesha Salahuddin