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Rahul C. Deo, M.D., Ph.D.

Cardiologist

Dr. Rahul Deo is a cardiologist in the Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at UCSF Medical Center who is particularly interested in patients and their families with inherited cardiovascular disease, particularly cardiomyopathies or diseases of the heart muscle.

Deo, a native of Canada, earned a medical degree at Cornell University Medical College and a doctorate in molecular biophysics at Rockefeller University, both in New York, as part of the Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D. Program. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a cardiology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He then conducted postdoctoral research in human genetics and computational biology at Harvard Medical School. Deo's research interests focus on large-scale genetic and genomic data to develop personalized diagnosis and therapy in cardiovascular medicine. He is an assistant professor in residence in medicine at UCSF.

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.

More about Rahul C. Deo

Education

Weill Cornell Medical University School of Medicine 2003

Residencies

Brigham & Womens Hospital 2006

Fellowships

Massachusetts General Hospital 2011

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Shah SJ, Katz DH, Deo RC. Phenotypic spectrum of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Heart Fail Clin. 2014 Jul; 10(3):407-18.
  2. Heredia JE, Mukundan L, Chen FM, Mueller AA, Deo RC, Locksley RM, Rando TA, Chawla A. Type 2 innate signals stimulate fibro/adipogenic progenitors to facilitate muscle regeneration. Cell. 2013 Apr 11; 153(2):376-88.
  3. Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Deo RC, Padi M, Adelmant G, Calderwood MA, Rolland T, Grace M, Dricot A, Askenazi M, Tavares M, Pevzner SJ, Abderazzaq F, Byrdsong D, Carvunis AR, Chen AA, Cheng J, Correll M, Duarte M, Fan C, Feltkamp MC, Ficarro SB, Franchi R, Garg BK, Gulbahce N, Hao T, Holthaus AM, James R, Korkhin A, Litovchick L, Mar JC, Pak TR, Rabello S, Rubio R, Shen Y, Singh S, Spangle JM, Tasan M, Wanamaker S, Webber JT, Roecklein-Canfield J, Johannsen E, Barabási AL, Beroukhim R, Kieff E, Cusick ME, Hill DE, Münger K, Marto JA, Quackenbush J, Roth FP, DeCaprio JA, Vidal M. Interpreting cancer genomes using systematic host network perturbations by tumour virus proteins. Nature. 2012 Jul 26; 487(7408):491-5.
  4. Ahfeldt T, Schinzel RT, Lee YK, Hendrickson D, Kaplan A, Lum DH, Camahort R, Xia F, Shay J, Rhee EP, Clish CB, Deo RC, Shen T, Lau FH, Cowley A, Mowrer G, Al-Siddiqi H, Nahrendorf M, Musunuru K, Gerszten RE, Rinn JL, Cowan CA. Programming human pluripotent stem cells into white and brown adipocytes. Nat Cell Biol. 2012 Feb; 14(2):209-19.
  5. Lau FH, Deo RC, Mowrer G, Caplin J, Ahfeldt T, Kaplan A, Ptaszek L, Walker JD, Rosengard BR, Cowan CA. Pattern specification and immune response transcriptional signatures of pericardial and subcutaneous adipose tissue. PLoS One. 2011; 6(10):e26092.
  6. Diep CQ, Ma D, Deo RC, Holm TM, Naylor RW, Arora N, Wingert RA, Bollig F, Djordjevic G, Lichman B, Zhu H, Ikenaga T, Ono F, Englert C, Cowan CA, Hukriede NA, Handin RI, Davidson AJ. Identification of adult nephron progenitors capable of kidney regeneration in zebrafish. Nature. 2011 Feb 3; 470(7332):95-100.
  7. Deo RC, Wilson JG, Xing C, Lawson K, Kao WH, Reich D, Tandon A, Akylbekova E, Patterson N, Mosley TH, Boerwinkle E, Taylor HA. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms in LPA explain most of the ancestry-specific variation in Lp(a) levels in African Americans. PLoS One. 2011; 6(1):e14581.
  8. Becker JR, Deo RC, Werdich AA, Panākovā D, Coy S, MacRae CA. Human cardiomyopathy mutations induce myocyte hyperplasia and activate hypertrophic pathways during cardiogenesis in zebrafish. Dis Model Mech. 2011 May; 4(3):400-10.
  9. Deo RC, MacRae CA. Clinical screening and genetic testing. Clin Lab Med. 2010 Dec; 30(4):775-84.
  10. Deo RC, MacRae CA. The zebrafish: scalable in vivo modeling for systems biology. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Syst Biol Med. 2011 May-Jun; 3(3):335-46.
  11. Keebler ME, Deo RC, Surti A, Konieczkowski D, Guiducci C, Burtt N, Buxbaum SG, Sarpong DF, Steffes MW, Wilson JG, Taylor HA, Kathiresan S. Fine-mapping in African Americans of 8 recently discovered genetic loci for plasma lipids: the Jackson Heart Study. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2010 Aug; 3(4):358-64.
  12. Lewis GD, Farrell L, Wood MJ, Martinovic M, Arany Z, Rowe GC, Souza A, Cheng S, McCabe EL, Yang E, Shi X, Deo R, Roth FP, Asnani A, Rhee EP, Systrom DM, Semigran MJ, Vasan RS, Carr SA, Wang TJ, Sabatine MS, Clish CB, Gerszten RE. Metabolic signatures of exercise in human plasma. Sci Transl Med. 2010 May 26; 2(33):33ra37.
  13. Deo RC, MacRae CA. Clinical screening and genetic testing. Heart Fail Clin. 2010 Apr; 6(2):231-8.
  14. Deo RC, Hunter L, Lewis GD, Pare G, Vasan RS, Chasman D, Wang TJ, Gerszten RE, Roth FP. Interpreting metabolomic profiles using unbiased pathway models. PLoS Comput Biol. 2010 Feb; 6(2):e1000692.
  15. Fejerman L, Haiman CA, Reich D, Tandon A, Deo RC, John EM, Ingles SA, Ambrosone CB, Bovbjerg DH, Jandorf LH, Davis W, Ciupak G, Whittemore AS, Press MF, Ursin G, Bernstein L, Huntsman S, Henderson BE, Ziv E, Freedman ML. An admixture scan in 1,484 African American women with breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Nov; 18(11):3110-7.
  16. Deo RC, Roth FP. Pathways of the heart. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2009 Aug; 2(4):303-5.
  17. Deo RC, Reich D, Tandon A, Akylbekova E, Patterson N, Waliszewska A, Kathiresan S, Sarpong D, Taylor HA, Wilson JG. Genetic differences between the determinants of lipid profile phenotypes in African and European Americans: the Jackson Heart Study. PLoS Genet. 2009 Jan; 5(1):e1000342.
  18. Deo R, MacRae CA. The genetics of cardiomyopathies: what clinicians should know. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2007 Dec; 4(4):229-35.
  19. Deo RC, Patterson N, Tandon A, McDonald GJ, Haiman CA, Ardlie K, Henderson BE, Henderson SO, Reich D. A high-density admixture scan in 1,670 African Americans with hypertension. PLoS Genet. 2007 Nov; 3(11):e196.
  20. Deo RC, Schmidt EF, Elhabazi A, Togashi H, Burley SK, Strittmatter SM. Structural bases for CRMP function in plexin-dependent semaphorin3A signaling. EMBO J. 2004 Jan 14; 23(1):9-22.

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