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Elias Botvinick, M.D.

Cardiologist

Dr. Elias Botvinick is co-director of the Adult Cardiology Non-Invasive Laboratory and director of Cardiac Stress Testing Laboratory and Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine at UCSF Medical Center. His major interests and research focus on the application of non-invasive imaging techniques, including scintigraphy or radionuclide scanning, echocardiography, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to better evaluate and understand cardiac disease. Botvinick also is interested in the mechanism, safety and clinical value of the range of exercise and pharmacologic stress testing methods, particularly how they apply to the diagnosis and risk assessment of coronary artery disease.

Botvinick earned his medical degree from New York University, where he went on to complete his residency in internal medicine. He also completed two fellowships at UCSF, one in cardiovascular disease and another in nuclear medicine. Botvinick is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and nuclear medicine.

Clinics

Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ECG/ Stress Testing/ Nuclear Cardiology Laboratories at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave., Suite M-344
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1931
Fax: (415) 353-8675

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

New York University School of Medicine 1967

Residencies

New York University Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1972

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Cardiovascular Diseases 1975
UCSF Medical Center, Nuclear Medicine 1975

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hernandez Pampaloni M, Nazar B, Botvinick E. Isolated right ventricular cardiac sarcoidosis demonstrated by (18)FDG positron emission tomography. J Nucl Cardiol. 2014 Jun; 21(3):652-4.
  2. Botvinick EH, O'Connell JW, Badhwar N. Imaging synchrony. J Nucl Cardiol. 2009 Nov-Dec; 16(6):846-8.
  3. del Romeral LM, Stillson C, Lesh M, Botvinick E. The variable functional effects of the pacing site in normal and scarred ventricles. J Nucl Cardiol. 2009 Nov-Dec; 16(6):904-13.
  4. del Romeral LM, Stillson C, Lesh M, Dae M, Botvinick E. The relationship of myocardial contraction and electrical excitation--the correlation between scintigraphic phase image analysis and electrophysiologic mapping. J Nucl Cardiol. 2009 Sep-Oct; 16(5):792-800.
  5. Bural GG, Torigian DA, Botvinick E, Houseni M, Basu S, Chen W, Alavi A. A pilot study of changes in (18)F-FDG uptake, calcification and global metabolic activity of the aorta with aging. Hell J Nucl Med. 2009 May-Aug; 12(2):123-8.
  6. Botvinick EH. Current methods of pharmacologic stress testing and the potential advantages of new agents. J Nucl Med Technol. 2009 Mar; 37(1):14-25.
  7. Botvinick E, Davis J, Dae M, O'Connell J, Schechtmann N, Abbott J, Morady F, Lanzer P, Iskikian J, Scheinman M. Localization of ventricular tachycardia exit site and subsequent contraction sequence and functional effects with bedside radionuclide angiography. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2008 Sep; 1(5):605-13.
  8. Chen W, Botvinick EH, Alavi A, Zhang Y, Yang S, Perini R, Zhuang H. Age-related decrease in cardiopulmonary adrenergic neuronal function in children as assessed by I-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine imaging. J Nucl Cardiol. 2008 Jan-Feb; 15(1):73-9.
  9. Hansen CL, Goldstein RA, Akinboboye OO, Berman DS, Botvinick EH, Churchwell KB, Cooke CD, Corbett JR, Cullom SJ, Dahlberg ST, Druz RS, Ficaro EP, Galt JR, Garg RK, Germano G, Heller GV, Henzlova MJ, Hyun MC, Johnson LL, Mann A, McCallister BD, Quaife RA, Ruddy TD, Sundaram SN, Taillefer R, Ward RP, Mahmarian JJ. Myocardial perfusion and function: single photon emission computed tomography. J Nucl Cardiol. 2007 Nov-Dec; 14(6):e39-60.
  10. Botvinick EH, Perini R, Bural G, Chen W, Chryssikos T, Houseni M, Hernandez-Pampaloni M, Torigian DA, Alavi A. The aging of the heart and blood vessels: a consideration of anatomy and physiology in the era of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomographic imaging methods with special consideration of atherogenesis. Semin Nucl Med. 2007 Mar; 37(2):120-43.
  11. Corbett JR, Akinboboye OO, Bacharach SL, Borer JS, Botvinick EH, DePuey EG, Ficaro EP, Hansen CL, Henzlova MJ, Van Kriekinge S. Equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography. J Nucl Cardiol. 2006 Nov; 13(6):e56-79.
  12. Funk T, Kirch DL, Koss JE, Botvinick E, Hasegawa BH. A novel approach to multipinhole SPECT for myocardial perfusion imaging. J Nucl Med. 2006 Apr; 47(4):595-602.
  13. O'Connell JW, Schreck C, Moles M, Badwar N, DeMarco T, Olgin J, Lee B, Tseng Z, Kumar U, Botvinick EH. A unique method by which to quantitate synchrony with equilibrium radionuclide angiography. J Nucl Cardiol. 2005 Jul-Aug; 12(4):441-50.
  14. Heller GV, Bateman TM, Johnson LL, Cullom SJ, Case JA, Galt JR, Garcia EV, Haddock K, Moutray KL, Poston C, Botvinick EH, Fish MB, Follansbee WP, Hayes S, Iskandrian AE, Mahmarian JJ, Vandecker W. Clinical value of attenuation correction in stress-only Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT imaging. J Nucl Cardiol. 2004 May-Jun; 11(3):273-81.
  15. Pham KH, Botvinick EH. Increased right ventricular activity: artifact of camera head misalignment. J Nucl Cardiol. 2003 Sep-Oct; 10(5):575-6.
  16. Botvinick EH. Scintigraphic blood pool and phase image analysis: the optimal tool for the evaluation of resynchronization therapy. J Nucl Cardiol. 2003 Jul-Aug; 10(4):424-8.
  17. Yun JH, Block M, Botvinick EH. Unique contraction pattern in patients after coronary bypass graft surgery by gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging. Clin Nucl Med. 2003 Jan; 28(1):18-24.
  18. Allman KC, Godoy I, Olea E, Lekakis J, Zafir N, Metcalfe M, Prigent F, Botvinick EH, Hendrix GH. Current practice. The role of noninvasive testing and affect of VANQWISH/FRISC II trials on managing acute coronary syndrome patients. J Nucl Cardiol. 2001 Sep-Oct; 8(5):634-6.
  19. Brown JK, Tang HR, Hattner RS, Bocher M, Ratzlaff NW, Kadkade PP, Hasegawa BH, Botvinick EH. Intrinsic dual-energy processing of myocardial perfusion images. J Nucl Med. 2000 Jul; 41(7):1287-97.
  20. Redberg RF, Nishino M, McElhinney DB, Dae MW, Botvinick EH. Long-term estrogen replacement therapy is associated with improved exercise capacity in postmenopausal women without known coronary artery disease. Am Heart J. 2000 Apr; 139(4):739-44.

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