Krishan Soni, MD, MBA

Associate Professor

Krishan Soni, MD, MBA, FACC is an Interventional Cardiologist and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Dr. Soni earned his BS in Economics and Molecular Biochemistry & Biophysics at Yale University and received his MD and MBA degrees with a focus in healthcare operations and finance from the Yale Schools of Medicine and Management. He completed his medical internship, residency and chief residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) medical center. He was honored to serve as the first Chief Resident in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the Department of Medicine at UCSF. In this role, Dr. Soni dedicated his time to research and teaching activities focused on improving the delivery of high quality cost effective care to patients. Subsequently, Dr. Soni completed fellowships in clinical cardiology and interventional cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he also served as a chief fellow. He joined the University of California, San Francisco cardiology faculty in 2016.

Clinical Interests: Dr. Soni is an interventional cardiologist with expertise in general cardiology and interventional cardiology, using percutaneous diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to diagnose and treat patients with coronary disease and a wide variety of cardiac conditions.

Research Interests: Dr. Soni remains dedicated to improving the quality and value of care provided to cardiovascular patients and is involved in numerous projects within the cardiac cath lab and the Division of Cardiology. He continues to fulfill his passion for medical education and actively teaches medical students, residents and fellows at UCSF.
M.D., 2008 - School of Medicine, Yale University
M.B.A., 2008 - Yale School of Management, Yale University
B.S., 2001 - Yale College, Yale University
Fellowship, - Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Advanced Fellowship, - Interventional Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco
Honors and Awards
  • UCSF Annual Clinical Quality Week Celebration Award – 2nd Place in Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 2015
  • Academy of Medical Educators Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, University of California, San Francisco, 2012
  • Essential Core Teaching Award – Excellence in Small Group Instruction, University of California, San Francisco, 2011-2012
  1. Patel K, Hsu KY, Lou K, Soni K, Lee YJ, Mulvey CK, Baik AH. Osimertinib-induced biventricular cardiomyopathy with abnormal cardiac MRI findings: a case report. Cardio-oncology (London, England) 2023. PMID: 37908018

  2. Avram R, Olgin JE, Ahmed Z, Verreault-Julien L, Wan A, Barrios J, Abreau S, Wan D, Gonzalez JE, Tardif JC, So DY, Soni K, Tison GH. CathAI: fully automated coronary angiography interpretation and stenosis estimation. NPJ digital medicine 2023. PMID: 37568050

  3. Ya'Qoub L, Basir MB, Soni K, Zimmet J, Yang J, Shunk K, Elgendy IY, Mahtta D. Intracoronary Imaging and Physiology to Guide PCI: Are We Ready for a Class I Guideline Recommendation? Current cardiology reports 2023. PMID: 37261666

  4. Robert Avram, Jeffrey Olgin, Alvin Wan, Zeeshan Ahmed, Louis Verreault-Julien, Sean Abreau, Derek Wan, Joseph E. Gonzalez, Derek So, Krishan Soni, Geoffrey Tison. CATHAI: FULLY AUTOMATED CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY INTERPRETATION AND STENOSIS DETECTION USING A DEEP LEARNING-BASED ALGORITHMIC PIPELINE. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2021. PMID:

  5. Wang TS, Soni K, De Marco T. Pressures at an All-Time High. Circulation 2020. PMID: 32986484

  6. Yap J, Singh GD, Kim JS, Soni K, Chua K, Neo A, Koh CH, Armstrong EJ, Waldo SW, Shunk KA, Low RI, Hong MK, Jang Y, Yeo KK. Outcomes of primary percutaneous coronary intervention in acute myocardial infarction due to unprotected left main thrombosis: The Asia-Pacific Left Main ST-Elevation Registry (ASTER). Journal of interventional cardiology 2017. PMID: 29148142

  7. Judson TJ, Beach LY, Soni K. The Troponin Cascade: A Teachable Moment. JAMA internal medicine 2017. PMID: 28558102

  8. Yeo KK, Armstrong EJ, Soni K, Waldo SW, Patel M, Reeves R, MacGregor JS, Low RI, Shunk KA, Mahmud E, Rogers JH. Long-term outcomes of angiographically confirmed coronary stent thrombosis: results from a multicentre California registry. EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology 2015. PMID: 26093838

  9. Soni K, Kesarwani M, Badhwar N, Mahadevan VS. Percutaneous Closure of a Residual Left Atrial Appendage Leak After Lariat Procedure. JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 2015. PMID: 26003017

  10. Kanu Chatterjee, Stephen Waldo, Yerem Yeghiazarians, Krishan Soni. Drugs for Acute Coronary Syndromes. Cardiac Drugs 2015. PMID:

  11. Soni K, Svetlichnaya J, Goldschlager N. ECG quiz: variation in P wave rate during AV block. Journal of electrocardiology 2015. PMID: 25699301

  12. Kelvin Chua, Gagan Singh, Jonathan Yap, Ehrin Armstrong, Krishan Soni, Stephen W. Waldo, Gregory Barsness, Ehtisham Mahmud, David Muller, Paul Jamie McCabe, Kendrick Shunk, Jason Rogers, Reginald Low, Aaron Wong, Khung Keong Yeo. ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF LEFT MAIN CORONARY ARTERY ST-ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: RESULTS FROM A MULTICENTER REGISTRY. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2014. PMID:

  13. Khung Keong Yeo, Gagan Singh, Kelvin Chua, Jonathan Yap, Ehrin Armstrong, Stephen W. Waldo, Krishan Soni, Gregory Barsness, Jamie McCabe, Ehtisham Mahmud, David Muller, Jason Rogers, Aaron Wong, Kendrick Shunk. LEFT MAIN CORONARY ARTERY ST-ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND OUTCOMES FROM A MULTICENTER REGISTRY. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2014. PMID:

  14. Quinn GR, Le E, Soni K, Berger G, Mak YE, Pierce R. "Not so fast!" the complexity of attempting to decrease door-to-floor time for emergency department admissions. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety 2014. PMID: 24640455

  15. Hauer KE, Soni K, Cornett P, Kohlwes J, Hollander H, Ranji SR, Ten Cate O, Widera E, Calton B, O'Sullivan PS. Developing entrustable professional activities as the basis for assessment of competence in an internal medicine residency: a feasibility study. Journal of general internal medicine 2013. PMID: 23595926

  16. Hauer KE, Kohlwes J, Cornett P, Hollander H, Ten Cate O, Ranji SR, Soni K, Iobst W, O'Sullivan P. Identifying entrustable professional activities in internal medicine training. Journal of graduate medical education 2013. PMID: 24404227

  17. Moriates C, Soni K, Lai A, Ranji S. The value in the evidence: teaching residents to "choose wisely". JAMA internal medicine 2013. PMID: 23358796

  18. Joshua Lakin, Elizabeth Le, Harry Hollander, Michelle Mourad, Sumant Ranji, Krishan Soni, Wendy Anderson. A Resident-Led Quality Improvement Program for Increasing Documentation of Advance Care Planning Discussions (FR407-C). Journal of pain and symptom management 2013. PMID:

  19. Neeman N, Quinn K, Soni K, Mourad M, Sehgal NL. Reducing radiology use on an inpatient medical service: choosing wisely. Archives of internal medicine 2012. PMID: 22928182

  20. Soni K, Bhargavan M, Forman HP, Sunshine JH. Who's underworked and who's overworked now? An update on radiologist shortage and surplus. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 2010. PMID: 20173147