Initiatives and Opportunities

The Cardiology Division at the University of California, San Francisco is dedicated to being the best in patient care, research, and training. Your support of any one of these initiatives is important to their success. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Anders Yang at [email protected] or (415) 502-8309.

Research 

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Dr. Roselle Abraham is a physician-scientist with a background in electrophysiology and imaging. Dr. Abraham's research program studies therapies for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition that causes the heart muscles to thicken. Photo credit: Elisabeth Fall 

The Cardiology Division encompasses a vibrant research program ranging from basic science through translational and clinical projects. Our distinguished scientists and clinician-scientists are dedicated to understanding the causes, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. They collaborate widely with colleagues across UCSF departments, as well as colleagues worldwide. Because UCSF is a premier biomedical research center, the translation of new findings to patient care and teaching is rapid and direct.

Faculty research is published in the top research and medical journals in the country. They also share their findings with other institutions around the world through peer-reviewed publications. 

Your support provides more opportunities to investigate issues related to cardiovascular disease, one of the nation's leading causes of death. 

RESEARCH PROGRAMS

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Education and Training 

Teaching and Education
UCSF 3rd-Year General Cardiology Fellows. Our cardiology fellows are rising leaders in patient care and research. UCSF is committed to continually improving diversity within its training programs. Photo credit: Josh Edelson

The Cardiology Division is fortunate to attract some of the brightest young cardiologists through our 9 Fellowship training programs. These programs are our best source to recruit rising stars in the field. 

Our mission is to provide excellent training to fellows, residents, and medical students that provides a sound foundation in cardiovascular medicine and excites them to pursue a career in cardiology.

Fellows rotate through three different hospital sites, treating and caring for patients from San Francisco and beyond. They are mentored by our world-class faculty and have the unparalleled opportunity to conduct research and care for diverse populations of patients at all campus sites.

Your support provides future leaders with quality training and education. 

EDUCATION & training

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Clinical Care

Clinical care
Dr. Byron Lee is a cardiologist and a cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Lee and his team were among the first West Coast hospitals to implant a novel sleep apnea device which has produced promising results in reducing chronic sleep apnea symptoms. Photo credit: Susan Merrell

The Cardiology Division provides cardiology services at both the Moffitt-Long Hospitals on the Parnassus Campus as well as the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. We are one of the country's premier academic medical centers. Our clinical team provides high-quality care for all heart conditions, from the most common to the rare and complex. Patients receive personalized clinical care, rehabilitation opportunities, and education on ways to reduce risk factors for heart disease.

Our cardiologists are involved in groundbreaking clinical trials that have led to new therapies for heart disease. We have numerous clinical trials in progress or actively recruiting. To find out more, you can search the UCSF clinical trials database by condition, i.e., heart failure or pulmonary hypertension. 

Your support provides our physicians with the resources to innovate and enhance our clinical programs. There are many ways to support the Division of Cardiology as we seek to transform care for patients with heart disease.

CLINICAL CARE

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