Krishan Soni, MD, MBA


Dr. Krishan Soni is an interventional cardiologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary disease and a wide variety of heart conditions.

Soni earned his medical degree and his master's degree in business administration at the Yale Schools of Medicine and Management, respectively. He completed his medical internship, residency and chief residency at UCSF Medical Center, serving as the first chief resident in quality improvement and patient safety. He remained at UCSF for fellowships in clinical cardiology and interventional cardiology, and joined the UCSF faculty in 2016.

In addition to seeing patients, Soni serves as the director of value for inpatient medical subspecialties in the UCSF Department of Medicine. In this role, he works with practice leaders to improve the safety, quality, efficiency and value of care delivered to patients. He also works with quality improvement champions within the various departments, helping them lead improvement efforts within their practices. He is an assistant professor in the UCSF Division of Cardiology.

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Interventional Cardiology

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Yale University School of Medicine 2008


UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2012


UCSF Medical Center, Cardiology/Interventional Cardiology 2016

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Judson TJ, Beach LY, Soni K. The Troponin Cascade: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Aug 01; 177(8):1193-1194.
  2. Yeo KK, Armstrong EJ, Soni K, Waldo SW, Patel M, Reeves R, MacGregor JS, Low RI, Shunk KA, Mahmud E, Rogers JH. Long-term outcomes of angiographically confirmed coronary stent thrombosis: results from a multicentre California registry. EuroIntervention. 2015 Jun; 11(2):188-95.
  3. Soni K, Kesarwani M, Badhwar N, Mahadevan VS. Percutaneous Closure of a Residual Left Atrial Appendage Leak After Lariat Procedure. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Jun; 8(7):998-1000.
  4. Soni K, Svetlichnaya J, Goldschlager N. ECG quiz: variation in P wave rate during AV block. J Electrocardiol. 2015 Jan-Feb; 48(1):123-5.
  5. Quinn GR, Le E, Soni K, Berger G, Mak YE, Pierce R. "Not so fast!" the complexity of attempting to decrease door-to-floor time for emergency department admissions. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014 Jan; 40(1):30-8.
  6. Hauer KE, Soni K, Cornett P, Kohlwes J, Hollander H, Ranji SR, Ten Cate O, Widera E, Calton B, O'Sullivan PS. Developing entrustable professional activities as the basis for assessment of competence in an internal medicine residency: a feasibility study. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Aug; 28(8):1110-4.
  7. Hauer KE, Kohlwes J, Cornett P, Hollander H, Ten Cate O, Ranji SR, Soni K, Iobst W, O'Sullivan P. Identifying entrustable professional activities in internal medicine training. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Mar; 5(1):54-9.
  8. Moriates C, Soni K, Lai A, Ranji S. The value in the evidence: teaching residents to "choose wisely". JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 25; 173(4):308-10.
  9. Neeman N, Quinn K, Soni K, Mourad M, Sehgal NL. Reducing radiology use on an inpatient medical service: choosing wisely. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Nov 12; 172(20):1606-8.
  10. Soni K, Bhargavan M, Forman HP, Sunshine JH. Who's underworked and who's overworked now? An update on radiologist shortage and surplus. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Mar; 194(3):697-703.

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