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Ayesha Salahuddin


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About me

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Dr. Ayesha Salahuddin is a cardiologist who cares for adults with congenital heart disease (birth defects involving the heart's structure) and pregnant people with heart conditions.

In research, Salahuddin's interests include factors that predict adverse outcomes for adults with congenital heart disease, particularly patients with single ventricle defects (in which only one of the lower chambers functions well). By comparing imaging results and clinical data, she aims to unravel the intricate relationships among anatomy, physiology and overall well-being. She believes that a better understanding of the long-term effects of living with congenital heart disease will lead to improved care and outcomes.

Salahuddin earned her medical degree at King Edward Medical University in Pakistan. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Ascension St. Francis. She completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in adult congenital heart disease at UCSF.

Salahuddin is a member of the American Heart Association and the Adult Congenital Heart Association, as well as a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Before coming to UCSF, she was a faculty member in the division of general cardiology and echocardiography at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

  • Education

    King Edward Medical University, MD, 2006

  • Residencies

    Ascension St. Francis, Internal Medicine, 2011

  • Fellowships

    Montefiore Health System, Cardiovascular Disease, 2018

    UCSF, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, 2023

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

The practice of medicine is a unique blend of science and art, where empirical knowledge intersects with compassion and empathy.

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