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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

I love helping people find approaches that work for them to improve and maintain their heart health.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    49 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 11, 2023
    Dr Beatty was incredibly thoughtful and informed. She listened asked questions and was kind and thorough. One of the best doctors I have ever encountered.
    Aug 19, 2023
    She was very informative and made great suggestions for me to succeed in my health care
    Aug 12, 2023
    Dr Beatty is incredibly professional knowledge and kind.She is an excellent physician
    Aug 10, 2023
    Dr. Beatty went above and beyond to understand me and my concerns. She provided lots of self care treatment options.
    Jun 10, 2023
    Very happy to be under Dr Beatty's care!
    May 20, 2023
    The best experience I have had with a cardiologist in my life. Dr. Beatty was extremely patient understanding and knowledgeable. Her treatment plan was comprehensive and based on evidence.
    May 16, 2023
    She is great. Very Patient. The best doctor I ever have.
    May 04, 2023
    Very kind and very knowledgeable about my issues.
    Apr 06, 2023
    Dr Beatty agreed with pt recommendation for blood test to check cholesterol level
    Mar 23, 2023
    Personable knowledgeable informative. Impressed with her she knew my medical history when we met.
    Jan 14, 2023
    Dr Beatty is the Best in her specialty at UCSF
    Jan 05, 2023
    I always receive the best care from Dr Beatty. She is knowledgeable compassionate and takes the time to discuss treatment with you and answer all questions thoroughly and clearly. I'm grateful to have her as my doctor.
    Decorative Caduceus

    MCNAIR Study: coMparative effeCtiveness of iN-person and teleheAlth cardIac Rehabilitation

    The distance walked in six minute on a standard course will be measured in meters at baseline and 12 months.


    Decorative Caduceus

    Heart Health After Cancer Treatment (HEART-ACT)

    6MWD measures the distance walked over 6 minutes. The farther a person can walk indicates better exercise tolerance and mobility. The changes in distance will be compared at baseline and 12 months. We will measure the proportion o...