Elyse Foster, MD

Director of Adult Echocardiography and Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Elyse Foster is director of the UCSF Adult Echocardiography Laboratory and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Service. She specializes in the assessment of cardiac function using echocardiography, including exercise and pharmacologic stress testing for ischemia detection. She also has a special interest in adult congenital heart conditions and valvular disease.

Foster earned a medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Boston Medical Center, where she also completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases. Foster is on the executive committee of the International Society of Adult Congenital Heart Disease and is on the Women in Cardiology Committee for the American College of Cardiology. She is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.

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.

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

Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 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

Echocardiography Lab at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885-7321
Fax: (415) 885-7849

Hours: Monday
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday
8a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wednesday and Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday
8 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.

Echocardiography Lab at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave., Suite M344
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1262
Fax: (415) 353-1784

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

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor

More about Elyse Foster

Education

Tufts University School of Medicine 1977

Residencies

Boston Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1980

Fellowships

Boston Medical Center, Cardiovascular Diseases 1983

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Gucuk Ipek E, Singh S, Viloria E, Feldman T, Grayburn P, Foster E, Qasim A. Impact of the MitraClip Procedure on Left Atrial Strain and Strain Rate. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Mar; 11(3):e006553.
  2. Hardy RY, Gurvitz M, Jackson JL, May S, Miller P, Daskalov R, Foster E. College students with congenital heart disease: A critical time for transition. J Am Coll Health. 2018 Feb 16; 0.
  3. Mukai K, Burris NS, Mahadevan VS, Foster ED, Ordovas KG, Hope MD. 4D flow image quality with blood pool contrast: a comparison of gadofosveset trisodium and ferumoxytol. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Feb; 34(2):273-279.

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