AHF & PH: Faculty

The multidisciplinary team of experts works closely with the referring physicians to provide the patients with treatments that relieve symptoms, slow disease progression, prolong survival and improve their quality of life.

The team includes cardiologists:

  • Teresa De Marco, MD, FACC, FHFSA
    Chief, Advanced Heart Failure Therapies and Pulmonary Hypertension program; Medical Director, Heart Transplantation
  • Mandar Aras, MD, PhD
    Director, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Liviu Klein, MD, MS
    Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Failure Device Program
  • Van Selby, MD
    Director, Cardiac Amyloid Center

as well as cardiothoracic surgeons:

  • Georg Wieselthaler, MD
    Surgical Director and Chief, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
  • Ramin Beygui, MD
    Cardiovascular Surgery and Heart Transplantation
  • Tobias Deuse, MD, PhD
    Surgical Director, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Jasleen Kukreja, MD, MPH
    Interim Chief, Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery Director, Lung Transplantation, Adult Respiratory ECMO, and Ex-vivo Lung Perfusion

Their experience spans the breadth and depth of heart failure care.

The team also includes heart failure nurses and nurse practitioners, transplant coordinators and nurses, ventricular assist device coordinators, social workers, dietitians, transplant pharmacists, physical therapists, and the palliative care team. The chief of the UCSF Advanced Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Program is Teresa De Marco, MD.