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Alexis Beatty


Heart and digital health researcher, teacher and mother

Dr. Alexis Beatty is a cardiologist who cares for adults with heart disease or an elevated risk for developing the condition. She has special interests in cardiac rehabilitation (programs to improve cardiovascular health in people who have had certain heart problems or heart surgery), cardiac disease prevention, and digital health tools for helping people get and stay well.

In her research, Beatty develops, tests and implements new approaches to cardiac rehabilitation, including home and hybrid (home-and-clinic) programs, programs tailored to individual patients, and the use of digital health tools. Her goals are to provide access to cardiac rehabilitation for every eligible person, to improve health outcomes for patients, and to reduce health disparities among racially diverse populations.

Beatty earned her medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. At UCSF, she completed fellowships in cardiology and preventive cardiology, and earned a master of advanced study degree in clinical research.

Beatty directs the USCF MD/Masters in Advanced Studies Program, which trains medical students in patient-oriented research methods so they are fully equipped to become leaders in both research and the practice of medicine.

  • Education

    Duke University School of Medicine, MD, 2005

    UCSF, MAS, Clinical Research, 2013

  • Residencies

    Harvard Medical School, Internal Medicine, 2008

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Cardiology, 2012

    UCSF, Preventive Cardiology, 2013

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor