Fellow Spotlight: Jessie Holtzman, MD

Dr Jessie Holtzman
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Jessica “Jessie” Holtzman, MD, grew up in San Francisco and earned her bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University, where she also became a certified Spanish-English medical interpreter. She spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Buenos Aires studying mental health care utilization, then completed her medical degree from Harvard Medical School.

Passionate about medical education, she has produced many podcasts and tweetorials for CardioNerds, a national consortium founded and led by trainees seeking to democratize cardiovascular education; she currently serving as their chief fellow and executive correspondent. Dr. Holtzman completed her internal medicine residency and chief residency at UCSF, and is co-president of UCSF Women in Leadership Development (WiLD) Graduate Medical Education.

She is delighted to stay at UCSF for cardiology fellowship. “My co-fellows are such an incredible community already, will answer calls anytime to help, and share both the levity and growing pains of building an entirely new skill set,” said Dr. Holtzman. “There’s also such joy watching faculty teach subjects they love, and learning more about the nuances of many subspecialties.”

Dr. Holtzman plans to become an academic cardiologist, and has a particular interest in women’s heart health and health policy. Her hobbies include playing soccer, kayaking and salsa dancing.