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Jeffrey Olgin, M.D.

Co-director of the Heart and Vascular Center

Dr. Jeffrey Olgin, a cardiologist and electrophysiologist, is co-director of the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center and chief of Cardiology. A specialist in the treatment of arrhythmias, he has developed treatment techniques for irregular heartbeats and founded the UCSF Atrial Arrhythmia Clinic that provides comprehensive patient care and studies genetic links in atrial fibrillation.

Olgin earned a medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency, cardiology fellowship and cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at UCSF. He then went to the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he developed a program in ablation for atrial fibrillation. In 2003, he returned to UCSF as chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is active in the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology. He is on the editorial boards of cardiology and electrophysiology journals and has authored textbook chapters on arrhythmias.

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Clinics

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service
400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B1, Room 094
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2554
Fax: (415) 353-2528

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

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

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1989

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1992

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Cardiac Electrophysiology 1996
UCSF Medical Center, Cardiology 1996

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Zhang H, Zhong H, Everett TH, Wilson E, Chang R, Zeng D, Belardinelli L, Olgin JE. Blockade of A2B adenosine receptor reduces left ventricular dysfunction and ventricular arrhythmias 1 week after myocardial infarction in the rat model. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Jan; 11(1):101-9.
  2. Dewland TA, Olgin JE, Vittinghoff E, Marcus GM. Incident atrial fibrillation among asians, hispanics, blacks, and whites. Circulation. 2013 Dec 3; 128(23):2470-7.
  3. Hsu JC, Badhwar N, Gerstenfeld EP, Lee RJ, Mandyam MC, Dewland TA, Imburgia KE, Hoffmayer KS, Vedantham V, Lee BK, Tseng ZH, Scheinman MM, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Randomized trial of conventional transseptal needle versus radiofrequency energy needle puncture for left atrial access (the TRAVERSE-LA study). J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Oct; 2(5):e000428.
  4. Rahmutula D, Marcus GM, Wilson EE, Ding CH, Xiao Y, Paquet AC, Barbeau R, Barczak AJ, Erle DJ, Olgin JE. Molecular basis of selective atrial fibrosis due to overexpression of transforming growth factor-1. Cardiovasc Res. 2013 Sep 1; 99(4):769-79.
  5. Sung RK, Kim AM, Tseng ZH, Han F, Inada K, Tedrow UB, Viswanathan MN, Badhwar N, Varosy PD, Tanel R, Olgin JE, Stephenson WG, Scheinman M. Diagnosis and ablation of multiform fascicular tachycardia. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013 Mar; 24(3):297-304.
  6. Mandyam MC, Vedantham V, Scheinman MM, Tseng ZH, Badhwar N, Lee BK, Lee RJ, Gerstenfeld EP, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Alcohol and vagal tone as triggers for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Aug 1; 110(3):364-8.
  7. Albert CM, Chen PS, Anderson ME, Cain ME, Fishman GI, Narayan SM, Olgin JE, Spooner PM, Stevenson WG, Van Wagoner DR, Packer DL. Full report from the first annual Heart Rhythm Society Research Forum: a vision for our research future, "dream, discover, develop, deliver". Heart Rhythm. 2011 Dec; 8(12):e1-12.
  8. Hsu JC, Friday J, Lee BK, Azadani PN, Lee RJ, Badhwar N, Tseng ZH, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Predictors of axillary vein location for vascular access during pacemaker and defibrillator lead implantation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 Dec; 34(12):1585-92.
  9. Aouizerat BE, Vittinghoff E, Musone SL, Pawlikowska L, Kwok PY, Olgin JE, Tseng ZH. GWAS for discovery and replication of genetic loci associated with sudden cardiac arrest in patients with coronary artery disease. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2011; 11:29.
  10. Goldberger JJ, Buxton AE, Cain M, Costantini O, Exner DV, Knight BP, Lloyd-Jones D, Kadish AH, Lee B, Moss A, Myerburg R, Olgin J, Passman R, Rosenbaum D, Stevenson W, Zareba W, Zipes DP. Risk stratification for arrhythmic sudden cardiac death: identifying the roadblocks. Circulation. 2011 May 31; 123(21):2423-30.
  11. Hoffmayer KS, Yang Y, Joseph S, McCabe JM, Bhave P, Hsu J, Ng RK, Lee BK, Badhwar N, Lee RJ, Tseng ZH, Olgin JE, Narayan SM, Marcus GM, Scheinman MM. Predictors of unusual ECG characteristics in cavotricuspid isthmus-dependent atrial flutter ablation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 Oct; 34(10):1251-7.
  12. Iwai S, Badhwar N, Markowitz SM, Stambler BS, Keung E, Lee RJ, Chung JH, Olgin JE, Scheinman MM, Lerman BB. Electrophysiologic properties of para-Hisian atrial tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2011 Aug; 8(8):1245-53.
  13. Azadani PN, Kumar UN, Yang Y, Scheinman MM, Hoopes CW, Marcus GM, Rifkin C, Olgin JE, Lee BK. Frequency of atrial flutter after adult lung transplantation. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Mar 15; 107(6):922-6.
  14. Olgin JE. Approach to the Patient with Suspected Arrhythmias. Cecil's Textbook of Medicine, 24th Edition. Eds Ausiello D, Goldman L. 2011.
  15. Nguyen DT, Scheinman M, Olgin J, Badhwar N. Wenckebach during supraventricular tachycardia. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2010 Dec; 3(6):671-3.
  16. Yang Y, Varma N, Badhwar N, Tanel RE, Sundara S, Lee RJ, Lee BK, Tseng ZH, Marcus GM, Kim AM, Olgin JE, Scheinman MM. Prospective observations in the clinical and electrophysiological characteristics of intra-isthmus reentry. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2010 Oct; 21(10):1099-106.
  17. Chi NC, Bussen M, Brand-Arzamendi K, Ding C, Olgin JE, Shaw RM, Martin GR, Stainier DY. Cardiac conduction is required to preserve cardiac chamber morphology. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Aug 17; 107(33):14662-7.
  18. Nguyen DT, Ding C, Wilson E, Marcus GM, Olgin JE. Pirfenidone mitigates left ventricular fibrosis and dysfunction after myocardial infarction and reduces arrhythmias. Heart Rhythm. 2010 Oct; 7(10):1438-45.
  19. Marcus GM, Olgin JE, Whooley M, Vittinghoff E, Stone KL, Mehra R, Hulley SB, Schiller NB. Racial differences in atrial fibrillation prevalence and left atrial size. Am J Med. 2010 Apr; 123(4):375.e1-7.
  20. Ding C, Gepstein L, Nguyen DT, Wilson E, Hulley G, Beaser A, Lee RJ, Olgin J. High-resolution optical mapping of ventricular tachycardia in rats with chronic myocardial infarction. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2010 Jun 1; 33(6):687-95.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.