Henry Hsia, MD

Cardiologist and electrophysiologist

Dr. Henry H. Hsia is a cardiologist and electrophysiologist in the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service. Hsia performs catheter ablation to treat complex arrhythmias, or irregular heart beats, particularly ventricular tachycardia. In his research, he addresses new mapping techniques for identifying unstable, life-threatening heart rhythms.

Hsia earned a medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He completd an internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan Health System and a cardiology fellowship at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He completed training in cardiac electrophysiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Before joining UCSF, he worked at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Stanford University. At UCSF, he is a health sciences clinical professor of medicine.


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

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

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Tufts University School of Medicine 1984


University of Michigan Medical Center-Ann Arbor 1987

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hsia HH, Scheinman M. Pulmonary sinus of Valsalva arrhythmias: A new twist to an old story. Heart Rhythm. 2018 Jan; 15(1):46-47.
  2. Lo R, Chia KK, Hsia HH. Ventricular Tachycardia in Ischemic Heart Disease. Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2017 Mar; 9(1):25-46.
  3. Whitman IR, Gladstone RA, Badhwar N, Hsia HH, Lee BK, Josephson SA, Meisel KM, Dillon WP, Hess CP, Gerstenfeld EP, Marcus GM. Brain Emboli After Left Ventricular Endocardial Ablation. Circulation. 2017 Feb 28; 135(9):867-877.
  4. Motonaga KS, Ceresnak SR, Hsia HH. Unusual Outflow Tract Ventricular Tachycardia. Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2016 Mar; 8(1):79-88.
  5. Marchlinski FE, Haffajee CI, Beshai JF, Dickfeld TL, Gonzalez MD, Hsia HH, Schuger CD, Beckman KJ, Bogun FM, Pollak SJ, Bhandari AK. Long-Term Success of Irrigated Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia: Post-Approval THERMOCOOL VT Trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Feb 16; 67(6):674-683.
  6. Hsia HH. Ventricular Tachycardias. Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2016 Mar; 8(1):75-8.
  7. Nazer B, Hsia HH. Pleomorphic Ventricular Tachycardias in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy. Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2016 Mar; 8(1):131-7.
  8. Kaiser DW, Hsia HH, Dubin AM, Liem LB, Viswanathan MN, Zei PC, Wang PJ, Narayan SM, Turakhia MP. The precise timing of tachycardia entrainment is determined by the postpacing interval, the tachycardia cycle length, and the pacing rate: Theoretical insights and practical applications. Heart Rhythm. 2016 Mar; 13(3):695-703.
  9. Wettersten N, Fan D, Hsia HH. Not Simply Sinus Tachycardia. Am J Med. 2015 Sep; 128(9):e13-4.
  10. Kawamura M, Hsu JC, Vedantham V, Marcus GM, Hsia HH, Gerstenfeld EP, Scheinman MM, Badhwar N. Clinical and electrocardiographic characteristics of idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias with right bundle branch block and superior axis: Comparison of apical crux area and posterior septal left ventricle. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jun; 12(6):1137-44.
  11. Mikuz U, Poglajen G, Fister M, Starc V, Wu JC, Hsia H, Haddad F, Vrtovec B. The presence of electromechanical mismatch in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy is associated with ventricular repolarization instability. J Card Fail. 2014 Dec; 20(12):891-8.
  12. Kawamura M, Gerstenfeld EP, Vedantham V, Rodrigues DM, Burkhardt JD, Kobayashi Y, Hsia HH, Marcus GM, Marchlinski FE, Scheinman MM, Badhwar N. Idiopathic ventricular arrhythmia originating from the cardiac crux or inferior septum: epicardial idiopathic ventricular arrhythmia. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Dec; 7(6):1152-8.
  13. Hoffmayer KS, Dewland TA, Hsia HH, Badhwar N, Hsu JC, Tseng ZH, Marcus GM, Scheinman MM, Gerstenfeld EP. Safety of radiofrequency catheter ablation without coronary angiography in aortic cusp ventricular arrhythmias. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Jul; 11(7):1117-21.
  14. Klein L, Hsia H. Sudden cardiac death in heart failure. Cardiol Clin. 2014 Feb; 32(1):135-44, ix.
  15. Rennert RC, Rustad K, Levi K, Harwood M, Sorkin M, Wong VW, Al-Ahmad A, Zei P, Hsia H, Beygui RE, Norton L, Wang P, Gurtner GC. A histological and mechanical analysis of the cardiac lead-tissue interface: implications for lead extraction. Acta Biomater. 2014 May; 10(5):2200-8.
  16. Santangeli P, Hsia HH, Wang PJ, Al-Ahmad A. Shock-induced ventricular tachycardia: what is the mechanism? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Apr; 37(4):516-9.
  17. Wang Y, Patel D, Wang DW, Yan JT, Hsia HH, Liu H, Zhao CX, Zuo HJ, Wang DW. 1-Adrenoceptor blocker aggravated ventricular arrhythmia. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2013 Nov; 36(11):1348-56.
  18. Han B, Li XJ, Hsia HH. Catheter ablation of arrhythmia from the aortic sinus cusp: the presence of a dead-end tract of the conduction system. Europace. 2013 Oct; 15(10):1515.
  19. Birgersdotter-Green U, Ruetz LL, Anand K, Monir G, Abeyratne AI, Bailey JR, Shorofsky SR, Hsia HH, Friedman PA. Automated vulnerability testing identifies patients with inadequate defibrillation safety margin. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2012 Dec; 5(6):1073-80.
  20. Hsia HH, Haddad F. Pulmonary hypertension: a stage for ventricular interdependence? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jun 12; 59(24):2203-5.

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