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Elias H. Botvinick


Always gives each patient his best

Dr. Elias Botvinick is co-director of the laboratory for noninvasive adult cardiology, director of the laboratory for cardiac stress testing and director of cardiovascular nuclear medicine at UCSF Medical Center.

Botvinick's research focuses on improving evaluation and understanding of cardiac disease through the application of noninvasive imaging techniques, including scintigraphy or radionuclide scanning, echocardiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. He also is interested in exploring the mechanism, safety and clinical value of exercise and pharmacologic stress-testing methods, particularly as they apply to the diagnosis and risk assessment of coronary artery disease.

Botvinick earned his medical degree from New York University, where he went on to complete his residency in internal medicine. He also completed two fellowships at UCSF, one in cardiovascular disease and another in nuclear medicine.

  • Education

    New York University School of Medicine, 1967

  • Residencies

    New York University Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1972

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Cardiovascular Diseases, 1975

    UCSF Medical Center, Nuclear Medicine, 1975

  • Board Certifications

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Nuclear Medicine, American Board of Nuclear Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


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