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Howard M. Rosenfeld


Co-director, Pediatric Cardiology, Oakland
Pediatric cardiologist
Bay swimmer and collector of first edition books

Dr. Howard M. Rosenfeld is a pediatric cardiologist who cares for patients with heart disease (both acquired and present at birth) from fetal life into early adulthood. He specializes in cardiac imaging, specifically fetal cardiac imaging and intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (acquiring images of the heart by endoscopically inserting an ultrasound probe into the esophagus). He has provided care at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland for more than 25 years and serves as co-director of the pediatric cardiology division.

In research, Rosenfeld collaborates with colleagues in UCSF's hematology and gastroenterology departments to improve care for patients with mucopolysaccharidosis (a group of genetic disorders affecting metabolism), sickle cell disease and thalassemia (a genetic disorder affecting red blood cells).

Rosenfeld earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital, a Harvard affiliate. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

In his free time, Rosenfeld enjoys swimming in the San Francisco Bay, and he participates in the yearly Swim Across America event to raise funds and awareness for cancer research and treatment. He is a regular Burning Man participant, where he hosts foreign art projects and runs a small camp.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, MD, 1988

  • Residencies

    Harvard Medical School, Pediatrics, 1991

  • Fellowships

    Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Cardiology, 1994

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics

  • Academic Title


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    113 Ratings
    About our process
    May 19, 2023
    He listened to everything I was concerned about and he was very through.
    May 19, 2023
    I had some difficult questions that I didn't want my daughter hear. He was very accomidating
    May 05, 2023
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    Apr 28, 2023
    Apr 14, 2023
    He is very knowledgeable and very good listener
    Mar 24, 2023
    good doctor
    Jan 20, 2023
    Everything was very good.
    Dec 02, 2022
    Explained everything very well.
    Oct 28, 2022
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    Apr 29, 2022
    Excellent experience
    Mar 18, 2022
    Great experience over all
    Mar 11, 2022