Geoff Tison, MD, MPH

Cardiologist

Dr. Geoff Tison is a non-invasive cardiologist specializing in preventive cardiology and advanced echocardiography, including transesophageal echocardiography.

In addition to treating patients, Tison has expertise in clinical research, advanced machine learning algorithms and digital health, which he uses to advance research on cardiovascular disease prevention. He has led multiple large clinical research projects, and currently leads several studies at UCSF.

Tison earned his M.D. and Master of Public Health from The Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health, respectively. He also completed his internal medicine residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He then came to UCSF for fellowships in clinical cardiology, advanced echocardiography and preventive cardiology. He is an assistant professor in the UCSF Division of Cardiology.

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.

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Geoff Tison

Education

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2009

Residencies

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Internal Medicine 2012

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Cardiology, Advanced Echocardiography and Preventive Cardiology 2016

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Tison GH, Sanchez JM, Ballinger B, Singh A, Olgin JE, Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, Lee ES, Fan SM, Gladstone RA, Mikell C, Sohoni N, Hsieh J, Marcus GM. Passive Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Using a Commercially Available Smartwatch. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Mar 21.
  2. Kianoush S, Al Rifai M, Cainzos-Achirica M, Al-Mallah MH, Tison GH, Yeboah J, Miedema MD, Allison MA, Wong ND, DeFilippis AP, Longstreth W, Nasir K, Budoff MJ, Matsushita K, Blaha MJ. Thoracic extra-coronary calcification for the prediction of stroke: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2017 Dec; 267:61-67.
  3. Maltz JS, Tison GH, Alley HF, Budinger TF, Owens CD, Olgin J. Measurement of brachial artery endothelial function using a standard blood pressure cuff. Physiol Meas. 2015 Nov; 36(11):2247-68.
  4. Whitman IR, Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, Imburgia KE, Maguire C, Bettencourt L, Sinha T, Parsnick T, Tison GH, Mulvanny CG, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Perceptions, Information Sources, and Behavior Regarding Alcohol and Heart Health. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Aug 15; 116(4):642-6.
  5. Tison GH, Blaha MJ, Nasir K, Blumenthal RS, Szklo M, Ding J, Budoff MJ. Relation of Anthropometric Obesity and Computed Tomography Measured Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (from the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Am J Cardiol. 2015 Aug 15; 116(4):541-6.
  6. Tison GH, Guo M, Blaha MJ, McClelland RL, Allison MA, Szklo M, Wong ND, Blumenthal RS, Budoff MJ, Nasir K. Multisite extracoronary calcification indicates increased risk of coronary heart disease and all-cause mortality: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2015 Sep-Oct; 9(5):406-14.
  7. Tison GH, Blaha MJ, Budoff MJ, Katz R, Rivera JJ, Bertoni AG, Wong ND, Blumenthal RS, Szklo M, Eng J, Tracy R, Nasir K. The relationship of insulin resistance and extracoronary calcification in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Oct; 218(2):507-10.
  8. Tison GH, Ndumele CE, Gerstenblith G, Allison MA, Polak JF, Szklo M. Usefulness of baseline obesity to predict development of a high ankle brachial index (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Am J Cardiol. 2011 May 01; 107(9):1386-91.
  9. Tison GH, Blaha MJ, Nasir K. Atherosclerosis imaging in multiple vascular beds--enough heterogeneity to improve risk prediction? Atherosclerosis. 2011 Feb; 214(2):261-3.
  10. Tison GH, Liu C, Ren F, Nelson K, Shan H. Influences of general and traditional Chinese beliefs on the decision to donate blood among employer-organized and volunteer donors in Beijing, China. Transfusion. 2007 Oct; 47(10):1871-9.
  11. Xu J, Yeon JE, Chang H, Tison G, Chen GJ, Wands J, de la Monte S. Ethanol impairs insulin-stimulated neuronal survival in the developing brain: role of PTEN phosphatase. J Biol Chem. 2003 Jul 18; 278(29):26929-37.
  12. TAILHEFER A, PILLERON JP, TISON G. [Internal mammary invasion in median, central and internal breast cancers. Radio-surgical treatment. Results in 128 cases in the 5th and 6th years]. J Chir (Paris). 1963 Jan; 85:89-90.
  13. TAILHEFER A, PILLERON JP, TISON G. [Internal mammary invasion in median, central and internal cancers of the breast. Radio-surgical treatment. 182 results 5 and 6 years later]. Mem Acad Chir (Paris). 1962 May 16-23; 88:490-6.
  14. POILLEUX F, TISON G. [Management of acute cholecystitis]. Ann Chir. 1960 Jan; 14:23-30.

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