Cardio-Oncology and Immunology Faculty

Javid moslehi

 

Javid Moslehi, MD

Dr. Javid Moslehi is the William Grossman Distinguished Professor of Cardiology and the Chief of the Section of Cardio-Oncology and Immunology at UCSF. Dr. Moslehi is also a basic researcher whose NIH-funded laboratory is interested in elucidating the mechanisms of cardiovascular and cardiometabolic complications associated with targeted cancer therapies. Because of the explosion of immunotherapies in oncology, a major research focus has been understanding cardiovascular immune-related toxicities better both at clinical and basic/mechanistic levels. The Moslehi laboratory uses cell-based and animal-based models to dissect cardio-oncology and cardio-immunology mechanisms.

Dr. Moslehi obtained his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins and a cardiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has previously directed cardio-oncology programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2009-2014) and at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2014-2021). Dr. Moslehi is the founding chair of the American Heart Association (AHA) cardio-oncology subcommittee and is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

 

Mandar Aras

Mandar Aras, MD, PhD

Dr. Mandar Aras is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF. He is an advanced heart failure/transplant cardiologist who is interested in the intersection of cardio-oncology, immunology, and heart failure. He is involved in multiple clinical research projects investigating the use of machine learning in disease detection, understanding cardiac arrhythmias in amyloidosis, and the role of genetic polymorphisms in chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. Dr. Aras serves on the American Heart Association cardio-oncology subcommittee. Dr. Aras obtained his combined medical and graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as part of a combined MD/PhD program. Dr. Aras completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University, and fellowships in cardiology and advanced heart failure/transplant cardiology at UCSF.

 

Dr Baik

Alan Baik, MD

Dr. Alan Baik is an Assistant Professor at UCSF. He is a post-doctoral scholar in Dr. Isha Jain’s laboratory at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, where he studies cellular, tissue, and systemic responses to low oxygen (hypoxia) and excess oxygen (hyperoxia) in various disease states. He uses cell- and animal-based models to understand responses to varying levels of oxygen with the goal of developing novel therapies for diseases caused by abnormal oxygen metabolism. Dr. Baik obtained his medical degree from UCSF and completed internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at UCSF. Dr. Baik has served on the American Heart Association cardio-oncology subcommittee. He is a Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellow alumnus and Sarnoff Scholar.

 

Dr Amy Lin

Amy Lin, MD, PhD

Dr. Amy Erica Lin is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF.  Dr. Lin’s clinical and research focus is on cardio-oncology, immunology and clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) and heart disease.  Dr. Lin obtained her medical and graduate degrees from the University of Toronto combined MD/PhD Program and Department of Medical Biophysics.  Dr. Lin completed internal medicine residency at the University of Toronto, followed by cardiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and post-doctoral fellowship at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital as an American Society of Hematology (ASH) and an American College of Cardiology (ACC)/Merck Research Fellow.

 

Dr Jaya Mallidi

Jaya Mallidi, MD

Dr. Jaya Mallidi is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Cardiology at UCSF, practicing at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). She is also the Director of Inpatient Cardiology at ZSFG. She is passionate about improving access to multidisciplinary care, among vulnerable risk populations and reducing health disparities in the field of Cardio-Oncology. Her current research focuses on studying social determinants of cardiovascular health in breast cancer survivors.

 

Amir Munir

Amir Munir, MD

Dr. Amir Munir is a Clinical Instructor at UCSF. He earned his bachelor's degree in Chemistry at Washington University in St Louis, and his MD at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. During medical school, Amir worked in the lab of Dr. Saptarsi Haldar and was subsequently awarded the Sarnoff Fellowship in Cardiovascular Research and spent a year in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Olson at UT Southwestern studying the role of cardiac and skeletal muscle microproteins encoded in putative lncRNAs. His current research focuses on elucidating the mechanisms of cancer therapy cardiotoxicities.

Cardio-Oncology and Immunology Health Care Support Team

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Carrie Bradford, MS, RN, CNS

Carrie Bradford is an advanced practice nurse specializing in adult cardiovascular diseases with clinical experience in structural heart disease and cardio-oncology. She loves to talk with patients about their heart health and collaborate with them for disease prevention and health maintenance strategies. Carrie attended The George Washington University for her undergraduate studies and is a proud UCSF School of Nursing alum for her graduate nursing education.

 

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Sofia Tasca

Sofia Tasca is a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) for the UCSF Division of Cardiology Section of Cardio-Oncology and Immunology. She recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences, Physiology and Metabolism. She spent her undergraduate years volunteering at Highland Hospital in Oakland and various non-profit organizations, as well as served as a medical assistant for Silkiss Eye Surgery in Oakland. Sofia's role as a CRC at UCSF encompasses the responsibility of supporting ongoing and prospective clinical studies focusing on advancing our understanding of cardiovascular complications in cancer patients and survivors. She is looking forward to collaborating with this team as she works towards fulfilling her dreams of becoming a doctor one day

 

Justin Hyun

Justin Hyun

Justin Hyun is a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) at the UCSF Division of Cardiology with a focus on Heart Failure and Amyloidosis. He recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology. As an undergraduate student, Justin was a research assistant in the Yumi Kim Lab, studying the structure and function of the synaptonemal complex. Justin also worked as a biology intren at Mirati Therapeutics, focusing on cholangiocarcinoma and BCLXL KO cells. As Justin contributes to the ongoing clinical studies in the Moslehi Lab, his main goal is to pursue a career in medicine. Outside the lab, Justin enjoys exploring San Francisco and playing tennis.

Adjunct Faculty

Joe-Elie

Joe-Elie Salem, MD, PhD

Dr. Joe-Elie Salem is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Sorbonne and is the director of the cardio-oncology program at Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris, France. Dr. Salem is an international leader in cardio-oncology whose research interests include cardiovascular pharmacology, cardio-immunology, heart failure and drug-induced arrhythmias applied to cardio-oncology. Dr. Salem obtained his medical degree, medical residency, and cardiovascular medicine training at Rene Descartes (Paris V) and Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI) at University of Paris (Sorbonne), with additional diplomas in cardiovascular imaging (echocardiography, CT and MRI. He also obtained a PhD from Sorbonne University in clinical pharmacology. From 2017 to 2018, he was a clinical cardio-oncology fellow and a post-doc fellow in clinical pharmacology at Vanderbilt.