Jeffrey Olgin, MD

Co-director of the Heart and Vascular Center

Dr. Jeffrey Olgin, a cardiologist and electrophysiologist, is co-director of the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center and chief of Cardiology. A specialist in the treatment of arrhythmias, he has developed treatment techniques for irregular heartbeats and founded the UCSF Atrial Arrhythmia Clinic that provides comprehensive patient care and studies genetic links in atrial fibrillation.

Olgin earned a medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency, cardiology fellowship and cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at UCSF. He then went to the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he developed a program in ablation for atrial fibrillation. In 2003, he returned to UCSF as chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is active in the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology. He is on the editorial boards of cardiology and electrophysiology journals and has authored textbook chapters on arrhythmias.

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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.

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

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysio

More about Jeffrey Olgin


University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1989


UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1992


UCSF Medical Center, Cardiology 1996
UCSF Medical Center, Cardiac Electrophysiology 1996

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Grandis DJ, Nah G, Whitman IR, Vittinghoff E, Dewland TA, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Wilson's Disease and Cardiac Myopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2017 Dec 01; 120(11):2056-2060.
  2. Elayi CS, Charnigo RJ, Heron PM, Lee BK, Olgin JE. Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death Early Post-Myocardial Infarction: Root Cause Analysis for Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Failure and Currently Available Options. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2017 Jun; 10(6).
  3. Guo X, Vittinghoff E, Olgin JE, Marcus GM, Pletcher MJ. Volunteer Participation in the Health eHeart Study: A Comparison with the US Population. Sci Rep. 2017 May 16; 7(1):1956.
  4. Nguyen KT, Olgin JE, Pletcher MJ, Ng M, Kaye L, Moturu S, Gladstone RA, Malladi C, Fann AH, Maguire C, Bettencourt L, Christensen MA, Marcus GM. Smartphone-Based Geofencing to Ascertain Hospitalizations. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 Mar; 10(3).
  5. Block VJ, Lize A, Crabtree-Hartman E, Bevan CJ, Graves JS, Bove R, Green AJ, Nourbakhsh B, Tremblay M, Gourraud PA, Ng MY, Pletcher MJ, Olgin JE, Marcus GM, Allen DD, Cree BA, Gelfand JM. Continuous daily assessment of multiple sclerosis disability using remote step count monitoring. J Neurol. 2017 Feb; 264(2):316-326.
  6. Nguyen KT, Gladstone RA, Dukes JW, Nazer B, Vittinghoff E, Badhwar N, Vedantham V, Gerstenfeld EP, Lee BK, Lee RJ, Tseng ZH, Olgin JE, Scheinman MM, Marcus GM. The QT Interval as a Noninvasive Marker of Atrial Refractoriness. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2016 Dec; 39(12):1366-1372.
  7. Christensen MA, Bettencourt L, Kaye L, Moturu ST, Nguyen KT, Olgin JE, Pletcher MJ, Marcus GM. Direct Measurements of Smartphone Screen-Time: Relationships with Demographics and Sleep. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0165331.
  8. Kim AS, Moffatt E, Ursell PC, Devinsky O, Olgin J, Tseng ZH. Sudden neurologic death masquerading as out-of-hospital sudden cardiac death. Neurology. 2016 Oct 18; 87(16):1669-1673.
  9. Lee BK, Olgin JE. The Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator: Is It Now the Standard of Care? Circulation. 2016 Aug 30; 134(9):644-6.
  10. Roberts JD, Yang J, Gladstone RA, Longoria J, Whitman IR, Dewland TA, Miller C, Robles A, Poon A, Seiler B, Laframboise WA, Olgin JE, Kwok PY, Marcus GM. Atrial Fibrillation Associated Genetic Variants and Left Atrial Histology: Evaluation for Molecular Sub-Phenotypes. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2016 Aug 30.
  11. Roberts JD, Hu D, Heckbert SR, Alonso A, Dewland TA, Vittinghoff E, Liu Y, Psaty BM, Olgin JE, Magnani JW, Huntsman S, Burchard EG, Arking DE, Bibbins-Domingo K, Harris TB, Perez MV, Ziv E, Marcus GM. Genetic Investigation Into the Differential Risk of Atrial Fibrillation Among Black and White Individuals. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Jul 01; 1(4):442-50.
  12. Dukes JW, Dewland TA, Vittinghoff E, Olgin JE, Pletcher MJ, Hahn JA, Gladstone RA, Marcus GM. Access to alcohol and heart disease among patients in hospital: observational cohort study using differences in alcohol sales laws. BMJ. 2016 Jun 14; 353:i2714.
  13. Brooks GC, Lee BK, Rao R, Lin F, Morin DP, Zweibel SL, Buxton AE, Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, Olgin JE. Predicting Persistent Left Ventricular Dysfunction Following Myocardial Infarction: The PREDICTS Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Mar 15; 67(10):1186-1196.
  14. Roberts JD, Dewland TA, Glidden DV, Hoffmann TJ, Arking DE, Chen LY, Psaty BM, Olgin JE, Alonso A, Heckbert SR, Marcus GM. Impact of genetic variants on the upstream efficacy of renin-angiotensin system inhibitors for the prevention of atrial fibrillation. Am Heart J. 2016 May; 175:9-17.
  15. Tanaka Y, Rahmutula D, Duggirala S, Nazer B, Fang Q, Olgin J, Sievers R, Gerstenfeld EP. Diffuse fibrosis leads to a decrease in unipolar voltage: Validation in a swine model of premature ventricular contraction-induced cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm. 2016 Feb; 13(2):547-54.
  16. 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.
  17. Dixit S, Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, Imburgia K, Maguire C, Whitman IR, Glantz SA, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Secondhand smoke and atrial fibrillation: Data from the Health eHeart Study. Heart Rhythm. 2016 Jan; 13(1):3-9.
  18. Brooks GC, Vittinghoff E, Iyer S, Tandon D, Kuhar P, Madsen KA, Marcus GM, Pletcher MJ, Olgin JE. Accuracy and Usability of a Self-Administered 6-Minute Walk Test Smartphone Application. Circ Heart Fail. 2015 Sep; 8(5):905-13.
  19. Tseng ZH, Hayward RM, Clark NM, Mulvanny CG, Colburn BJ, Ursell PC, Olgin JE, Hart AP, Moffatt E. Sudden Death in Patients With Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug; 175(8):1342-50.
  20. Everett TH, Hulley GS, Lee KW, Chang R, Wilson EE, Olgin JE. The effects of remodeling with heart failure on mode of initiation of ventricular fibrillation and its spatiotemporal organization. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2015 Sep; 43(3):205-15.

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