Liviu Klein, MD, MS

Cardiologist

Dr. Liviu Klein, a cardiologist at the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center, is director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Failure Device Program. He specializes in treating patients with heart failure and arrhythmias, including patients before and after heart transplants. He also has expertise in cardiac resynchronization and mechanical therapies such as ventricular assist devices for heart failure. In his research, he studies the epidemiology of heart failure in women, including those at risk for sudden cardiac death. Together with colleagues in the department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at UCSF, he is developing new technologies for monitoring and treating patients with cardiovascular disease (including heart failure), and for those who use ventricular assist devices.

Klein earned a medical degree at the Carol Davila School of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania, and earned a master's of science in clinical investigation at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago and a fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. At Northwestern's McGaw Medical Center in Chicago, he completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and transplantation, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Klein is a member of the American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America and International Society for Lung and Heart Transplant. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and books. At UCSF, he is an associate professor of clinical medicine.

Clinics

Advanced Heart Failure Evaluation and Therapies Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-4145
Fax: (415) 353-4166

Hours: Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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.

Heart Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-4145
Fax: (415) 353-4166

Hours: Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Mechanical Circulatory Support
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-4145
Fax: (415) 353-4166

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Advanced Heart Failure & Trans, American Board of Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Liviu Klein

Education

Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie, Bucharest Romania 1999

Residencies

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Internal Medicine 2003

Fellowships

Northwestern University, Cardiovascular Epidemiology 2005
McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University, Cardiovascular Disease 2007
McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation 2008
McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University, Cardiac Electrophysiology 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Breathett K, Leng I, Foraker RE, Abraham WT, Coker L, Whitfield KE, Shumaker S, Manson JE, Eaton CB, Howard BV, Ijioma N, Cené CW, Martin LW, Johnson KC, Klein L. Risk Factor Burden, Heart Failure, and Survival in Women of Different Ethnic Groups: Insights From the Women's Health Initiative. Circ Heart Fail. 2018 May; 11(5):e004642.
  2. Pandey A, Omar W, Ayers C, LaMonte M, Klein L, Allen NB, Kuller LH, Greenland P, Eaton CB, Gottdiener JS, Lloyd-Jones DM, Berry JD. Sex and Race Differences in Lifetime Risk of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction and Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction. Circulation. 2018 Apr 24; 137(17):1814-1823.
  3. Inan OT, Baran Pouyan M, Javaid AQ, Dowling S, Etemadi M, Dorier A, Heller JA, Bicen AO, Roy S, De Marco T, Klein L. Novel Wearable Seismocardiography and Machine Learning Algorithms Can Assess Clinical Status of Heart Failure Patients. Circ Heart Fail. 2018 Jan; 11(1):e004313.

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