Nelson Schiller, FACC, MD

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) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. – 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) 353-1784

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

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor

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. Ranjan R, Valez EM, Haldipur A, Schiller NB. Relation of Velocity-Time Integral of the Left Ventricular Outflow Tract to that of the Descending Thoracic Aorta and Usefulness of a Fixed Ratio for Internal Validation. Am J Cardiol. 2018 Apr 03.
  2. Sardana M, Lessard D, Tsao CW, Parikh NI, Barton BA, Nah G, Thomas RC, Cheng S, Schiller NB, Aragam JR, Mitchell GF, Vaze A, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, McManus DD. Association of Left Atrial Function Index with Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiovascular Disease: The Framingham Offspring Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Mar 30; 7(7).
  3. Rudski LG, Gargani L, Armstrong WF, Lancellotti P, Lester SJ, Grünig E, D'Alto M, Åström Aneq M, Ferrara F, Saggar R, Saggar R, Naeije R, Picano E, Schiller NB, Bossone E. Stressing the Cardiopulmonary Vascular System: The Role of Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 Mar 21.

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