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Nelson Schiller, F.A.C.C., M.D.

Cardiologist

Dr. Nelson B. Schiller is a cardiologist who specializes in the use of echocardiography in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. He is the founder of the UCSF Echocardiography Laboratory and the UCSF Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic. He has played an integral role in the development of many diagnostic and treatment techniques including transesophogeal echocardiography, Doppler pulmonary pressure determination, myocardial contrast perfusion and echocardiography phase imaging for ventricular coordination. In the areas of congenital heart disease, he is an expert in the treatment of mitral and aortic valve diseases and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

In collaboration with his colleagues, Schiller is involved in research in adult congenital heart disease, three-dimensional reconstruction, echocardiographic contrast agents, transesophageal echocardiography, coronary blood flow, exercise hemodynamics, myocardial perfusion, smoking-related cardiopulmonary disease and noninvasive evaluation of cardiac synchrony.

Clinics

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

Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-8687

Hours: Monday and Tuesday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday
1 – 4:30 p.m.

Echocardiography Lab at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885-7321
Fax: (415) 885-7849

Hours: Monday
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday
8a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wednesday and Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday
8 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.

Echocardiography Lab at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave., Suite M344
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1262
Fax: (415) 353-8675

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Nelson Schiller

Education

SUNY School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY 1966

Residencies

UC San Diego Hospital, Internal Medicine 1971

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Cardiovascular Diseases 1973

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Beatty AL, Ku IA, Bibbins-Domingo K, Christenson RH, DeFilippi CR, Ganz P, Ix JH, Lloyd-Jones D, Omland T, Sabatine MS, Schiller NB, Shlipak MG, Skali H, Takeuchi M, Vittinghoff E, Whooley MA. Traditional Risk Factors Versus Biomarkers for Prediction of Secondary Events in Patients With Stable Coronary Heart Disease: From the Heart and Soul Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015; 4(7).
  2. Fleischmann KE, Schiller NB. Papillary Fibroelastoma: Move Over Myxoma. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jun 9; 65(22):2430-2.
  3. Schiller NB, Singh S. RV Dyssynchrony by Speckle Tracking Strain in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Will This Outcome Variable Take Root? JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Jun; 8(6):653-5.
  4. Boyd AC, Schiller NB, Thomas L. Principles of transthoracic echocardiographic evaluation. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2015 Jul; 12(7):426-40.
  5. Saha SA, Beatty AL, Mishra RK, Whooley MA, Schiller NB. Usefulness of an Echocardiographic Composite Cardiac Calcium Score to Predict Death in Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease (from the Heart and Soul Study). Am J Cardiol. 2015 Apr 7.
  6. Dubin RF, Beatty AL, Teerlink JR, Schiller NB, Alokozai D, Johansen KL. Associations of tissue Doppler imaging with NT-proBNP and hs-TnT: a pilot study in end-stage renal disease. Echocardiography. 2014 Nov; 31(10):1205-12.
  7. Wong JM, Welles CC, Azarbal F, Whooley MA, Schiller NB, Turakhia MP. Relation of left atrial dysfunction to ischemic stroke in patients with coronary heart disease (from the heart and soul study). Am J Cardiol. 2014 May 15; 113(10):1679-84.
  8. Agarwal I, Ide N, Ix JH, Kestenbaum B, Lanske B, Schiller NB, Whooley MA, Mukamal KJ. Fibroblast growth factor-23 and cardiac structure and function. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014; 3(1):e000584.
  9. Azarbal F, Welles CC, Wong JM, Whooley MA, Schiller NB, Turakhia MP. Association of CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, and R2CHADS2 scores with left atrial dysfunction in patients with coronary heart disease (from the Heart and Soul study). Am J Cardiol. 2014 Apr 1; 113(7):1166-72.
  10. Ren X, Banki NM, Shaw RE, McNulty EJ, Williams SC, Pencina M, Schiller NB. Doppler-detected valve movement in aortic stenosis: a predictor of adverse outcome. Clin Cardiol. 2014 Mar; 37(3):167-71.
  11. Dubin RF, Beatty AL, Teerlink JR, Schiller NB, Bolger AF, Alokozai D, Peralta CA, Johansen KL. Determinants of hemodialysis-induced segmental wall motion abnormalities. Hemodial Int. 2014 Apr; 18(2):396-405.
  12. Turner JH, Neylan TC, Schiller NB, Li Y, Cohen BE. Objective evidence of myocardial ischemia in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Dec 1; 74(11):861-6.
  13. Abbas AE, Franey LM, Marwick T, Maeder MT, Kaye DM, Vlahos AP, Serra W, Al-Azizi K, Schiller NB, Lester SJ. Noninvasive assessment of pulmonary vascular resistance by Doppler echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2013 Oct; 26(10):1170-7.
  14. Dubin RF, Teerlink JR, Schiller NB, Alokozai D, Peralta CA, Johansen KL. Association of segmental wall motion abnormalities occurring during hemodialysis with post-dialysis fatigue. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2013 Oct; 28(10):2580-5.
  15. Beatty AL, Ku IA, Christenson RH, DeFilippi CR, Schiller NB, Whooley MA. High-sensitivity cardiac troponin T levels and secondary events in outpatients with coronary heart disease from the Heart and Soul Study. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 May 13; 173(9):763-9.
  16. Schiller NB, Ristow B. Doppler under pressure: it's time to cease the folly of chasing the peak right ventricular systolic pressure. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2013 May; 26(5):479-82.
  17. Miller PL, Litt L, Schiller N, Maa J. Follow-up to 'Cholecystectomy in the presence of a large patent foramen ovale: laparoscopic or open?'. J Clin Anesth. 2013 May; 25(3):243-4.
  18. Singh KJ, Cohen BE, Na B, Regan M, Schiller NB, Whooley MA. Alcohol consumption and 5-year change in left atrial volume among patients with coronary heart disease: results from the Heart and Soul study. J Card Fail. 2013 Mar; 19(3):183-9.
  19. Beatty AL, Schiller NB, Whooley MA. Moderate exercise for improvement in 6-minute walk test performance in stable coronary heart disease--reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jan 28; 173(2):169.
  20. Cabarrus M, Yang B, Schiller N, Miller DC, Ordovas K. Iatrogenic giant coronary artery pseudoaneurysm with "daughter aneurysm" formation: serial imaging findings and natural history. J Thorac Imaging. 2012 Nov; 27(6):W185-7.

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