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Henry H. Hsia


Cardiologist and electrophysiologist
Certified diving medical officer interested in diving physiology

Dr. Henry H. Hsia is a cardiologist and electrophysiologist in the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service. He performs catheter ablation to treat complex arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, particularly ventricular tachycardia.

In his research, Hsia explores new mapping techniques for identifying unstable, life-threatening heart rhythms.

Hsia earned a medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at Michigan Medicine, the medical system of the University of Michigan, followed by a cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He completed training in cardiac electrophysiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Before joining UCSF, Hsia worked at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Stanford University.

Hsia is an avid scuba diver and a certified diving medical officer.

  • Education

    Tufts University School of Medicine, 1984

  • Residencies

    University of Michigan Medical Center-Ann Arbor, 1987

  • Board Certifications

    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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  • Languages


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Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    156 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 17, 2022
    The care provider never mentioned the effect of radiology studies (UCSF where radiology was done is 3 hours from my home) on the procedure - yea or nay - which he ordered on whether or not the procedure was needed. So I am assuming it will not be done.
    Dec 13, 2022
    The doctor was rude and hard to communicate with. He kept interrupting us when we tried to answer his questions. I was barely able to finish one whole sentence without being stopped or re-directed. Also we were blamed for not providing him the necessary information however the full medication list was submitted to UCSF through a phone call one day before the meeting and the critical medical history was also submitted during the e-check process. We understand that the doctor might be too busy to read it but it's unfair for us to be blamed. Overall an unpleasant conversation.
    Dec 04, 2022
    Dr. Hsia is very thorough. He always carefully looks at EKG and reviewed all the details and prognosis with me even when sometimes I ask very simple stupid questions. He constantly assures me that I am in good hands and no need to worry too much. We feel his expertise dedication and care made a big difference in our hearts.
    Dec 03, 2022
    Dr Hsia is a pleasure to work with.
    Nov 22, 2022
    Excellent care!! Very understanding and patient to explain everything. A Great experience Dr visit.
    Nov 14, 2022
    Dr Hsia is a very knowledgeable person who knows how to simplify and break things down to explain to me in a simple manner. He is also a very caring person who goes out of his way to help his patients and listen to questions and needs. Excellent overall
    Oct 10, 2022
    Competent and clear spoken.
    Oct 10, 2022
    Dr Hsia is very thorough and aware of all my conditions in his treatment. He is most knowledgeable and excellent in his care and treatment. I'm very lucky. Thank you.
    Jun 02, 2022
    This was a first visit. I appreciate that Dr. Hsia had extensively reviewed my medical records and was very well informed of my condition.
    Apr 16, 2022
    Dr. Hsia provides excellent thoughtful attention and care.
    Mar 09, 2022
    Everything was excellent.
    Mar 08, 2022
    Not sure if treatment will be needed from Dr Hsia but it was not a bad at all. Everything went very smoothly.
    Dec 29, 2021
    The provider was thorough in his description of my AFIB condition and possible causes and treatment. He established a good repore with me and was clear in explaining next steps to proceed in finding the best treatment.
    Dec 16, 2021
    My cardiologist felt that I should speak with Dr. Hsia to determine if I should still take digoxin. Dr. Hsia said that my cardiologist should make that decision. My care providers need to a clear understanding between themselves as to who is responsible for prescribing what.
    Dec 10, 2021
    Even the person who arranged for follow up care-appointments was confused about what was meant to be done
    Nov 12, 2021
    He is a brilliant doctor and he was able to clearly explain some of my current challenges in a way for me that was easy to understand.
    Oct 26, 2021
    Provider gave me good instructions to follow and in detail
    Aug 11, 2021
    I forgot to ask a question Re med. I will be contacting him shortly
    Aug 04, 2021
    Dr Hsia was approachable and a pleasure to meet with
    Jul 27, 2021
    I have the highest regard for the skill and professionalism of Dr Hsia.
    Jun 25, 2021
    Dr Hsia is extremely thorough. He recommended that I receive a heart procedure which he described as elective but since it was elective I told him I wanted to think about and and research it online. The next day someone called to schedule the procedure. If it's elective I don't feel someone should have called me.
    Jun 25, 2021
    May 16, 2021
    We spent 40 minutes on an Zoom meeting so I got all the 'scoop' on what to expect.