Dr. Liviu Klein selected as Chief of Advanced Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Section and the Medical Director of the Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center
Following an international search, Liviu Klein, MD, was selected to become Chief of Advanced Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Section and Medical Director of the Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center, effective September 1st, 2021. Dr. Klein has extensive experience caring for patients with heart failure and arrhythmias, including care before and after surgery for those receiving heart transplants.
Dr. Klein stood out among the other candidates because of his proven record of leadership and program building. He has led the Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Failure Device Programs as Medical Director. Dr. Klein also serves as Medical Director of Cardiology Clinical Research (a role in which he will continue). He has developed novel clinical programs, including the CardioMEMS and implanted monitoring programs.
In addition, he has developed a prolific research program, funded by multiple NIH grants to study multi-modal sensors and machine learning algorithms to predict clinical course, treatment responses and outcomes in patients with heart failure as well as understanding the epidemiology of heart failure and sudden cardiac death.
We are excited to have his leadership in such an important program.
"I am grateful for the tremendous support from the division and hospital leadership and my colleagues. We live in an exciting time where innovations in diagnosis and treatment are rapidly evolving and can markedly change patients’ outcomes. I look forward to continuing building and growing the inclusive and comprehensive UCSF Advanced Heart Failure program to serve Californians and beyond."
Liviu Klein, MD
Professor of Medicine
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