Shalini Dixit, MD

Assistant Professor

Cardiology UCSF Health

Clinical Interests- Dr. Dixit is a non-invasive cardiologist who specializes in cardiac imaging, specifically echocardiography. Her clinical interests include the use of transthoracic, stress, transesophageal and three-dimensional echocardiography in the assessment and treatment of valvular heart disease and other cardiomyopathies. She assists the structural interventional team with imaging during transcatheter valve procedures.

Research Interests- Dr. Dixit has previously conducted research examining lifestyle factors, such as secondhand smoke, caffeine, and alcohol consumption, as they pertain to cardiac arrhythmias. Her current research interests pertain to using novel imaging modalities, such as strain echocardiography, for the detection of subclinical cardiomyopathies and the prediction of future cardiovascular events.

Education
2023 - Advanced Echocardiography Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco
2022 - Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco
2019 - Internal Medicine Residency, University of California, San Francisco
MD, 2016 - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
2015 - Advanced Training in Clinical Research Program, University of California, San Francisco
Publications
  1. Tastet L, Dixit S, Nguyen T, Lim LJ, Al-Akchar M, Bibby D, Arya F, Cristin L, Anwar S, Higuchi S, Hsia H, Lee YJ, Delling FN. Interstitial Fibrosis and Arrhythmic Mitral Valve Prolapse: Unravelling Sex-Based Differences. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences 2024. PMID: 38260659


  2. Tison GH, Abreau S, Barrios J, Lim LJ, Yang M, Crudo V, Shah DJ, Nguyen T, Hu G, Dixit S, Nah G, Arya F, Bibby D, Lee Y, Delling FN. Identifying Mitral Valve Prolapse at Risk for Arrhythmias and Fibrosis From Electrocardiograms Using Deep Learning. JACC. Advances 2023. PMID: 37936601


  3. Dixit S, Whooley MA, Vittinghoff E, Roberts JD, Heckbert SR, Fitzpatrick AL, Lin J, Leung C, Mukamal KJ, Marcus GM. Alcohol consumption and leukocyte telomere length. Scientific Reports 2019. PMID: 30723310


  4. Christensen MA, Dixit S, Dewland TA, Whitman IR, Nah G, Vittinghoff E, Mukamal KJ, Redline S, Robbins JA, Newman AB, Patel SR, Magnani JW, Psaty BM, Olgin JE, Pletcher MJ, Heckbert SR, Marcus GM. Sleep characteristics that predict atrial fibrillation. Heart rhythm 2018. PMID: 29958805


  5. Dixit S, Alonso A, Vittinghoff E, Soliman EZ, Chen LY, Marcus GM. Correction: Past alcohol consumption and incident atrial fibrillation: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. PloS one 2017. PMID: 29267384


  6. Dixit S, Alonso A, Vittinghoff E, Soliman EZ, Chen LY, Marcus GM. Past alcohol consumption and incident atrial fibrillation: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. PloS one 2017. PMID: 29045461


  7. Dixit S, Stein PK, Dewland TA, Dukes JW, Vittinghoff E, Heckbert SR, Marcus GM. Consumption of Caffeinated Products and Cardiac Ectopy. Journal of the American Heart Association 2016. PMID: 26813889


  8. Dixit S, Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, Imburgia K, Maguire C, Whitman IR, Glantz SA, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Secondhand smoke and atrial fibrillation: Data from the Health eHeart Study. Volume 13 of Issue 1. 2015. PMID: 26340844