Elias Botvinick, MD


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.


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) 353-1784

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

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor Emeritus

More about Elias Botvinick


New York University School of Medicine 1967


New York University Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1972


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

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Sciammarella M, Shrestha UM, Seo Y, Gullberg GT, Botvinick EH. A combined static-dynamic single-dose imaging protocol to compare quantitative dynamic SPECT with static conventional SPECT. J Nucl Cardiol. 2017 Aug 03.
  2. Pampaloni MH, Shrestha UM, Sciammarella M, Seo Y, Gullberg GT, Botvinick EH. Noninvasive PET quantitative myocardial blood flow with regadenoson for assessing cardiac allograft vasculopathy in orthotopic heart transplantation patients. J Nucl Cardiol. 2017 Aug; 24(4):1134-1144.
  3. Badhwar N, James J, Hoffmayer KS, O'Connell JW, Green D, De Marco T, Botvinick EH. Utility of Equilibrium Radionuclide Angiogram-Derived Measures of Dyssynchrony to Predict Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients Undergoing Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. J Nucl Med. 2016 Dec; 57(12):1880-1886.

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