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Cardiovascular Genetics Program

The UCSF Cardiovascular Genetics Program helps identify and treat genetic heart disorders. The program's team of experts helps identify signs and symptoms of genetic heart conditions, diagnosing problems and providing treatment plans for those with genetic heart disorders.

The program treats patients at two locations in San Francisco:

You'll need a referral from your primary care provider or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.

Getting Here

Cardiovascular Genetics Program
400 Parnassus Avenue, Plaza Level, Room 94
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 476-5355

Hours: Monday
noon – 4 p.m

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications that you're allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

Research and Clinical Trials

Pre-Appointment

Preparing for Your Appointment

To prepare for your Cardiovascular Genetics Program appointment, please obtain the following information:

  • Ask your doctor to fax a referral to us at (415) 476-5355. If you have an HMO, you will also need authorization from your health insurance plan.
  • We also need your medical records. Please ask your doctor to send your medical records to us.
  • Gather detailed information on medical problems that run in your family. Ask family members if they've had the same health problems as you, or problems such as:
    • Difficulty with exercise and asthma-like symptoms that don't improve with an inhaler
    • Fainting, black-outs or seizures that can't be treated with typical seizure medications
    • Heart failure under age 50
    • Palpitations or abnormal heart rhythm at a young age
    • Shortness of breath, fatigue and weakness
    • Sudden cardiac death

If someone in your family has died from a heart condition, please try to get a copy of theautopsy report.

Parking

Parking at Mission Bay

Mission Bay offers mixed use (public and permit) parking spaces. The garage closest to the Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center is located at 1630 Third St. with an hourly fee.

Shuttle

If you take the grey Mission Bay shuttle from the Parnassus campus, you can make a request to the driver to stop at the Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center. The driver will drop you off at the corner of Fourth Street and Mission Bay Boulevard South.

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Clinic Team

Nitish Badhwar
Dr. Nitish Badhwar,
cardiologist and electrophysiologist
Teresa De Marco
Dr. Teresa De Marco,
cardiologist
Elyse Foster
Dr. Elyse Foster,
cardiologist
Byron K. Lee
Dr. Byron K. Lee,
cardiologist and electrophysiologist
Randall Lee
Dr. Randall Lee,
cardiologist and electrophysiologist
Gregory Marcus
Dr. Gregory Marcus,
cardiologist and electrophysiologist
Scot Merrick
Dr. Scot Merrick,
heart and lung surgeon
Robert Nussbaum
Dr. Robert Nussbaum,
medical geneticist
Jeffrey Olgin
Dr. Jeffrey Olgin,
cardiologist and electrophysiologist
Melvin Scheinman
Dr. Melvin Scheinman,
cardiologist and electrophysiologist
Nelson Schiller
Dr. Nelson Schiller,
cardiologist
Zian Tseng
Dr. Zian Tseng,
cardiologist and electrophysiologist

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