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Jamie L. W. Kennedy


Director, Cardiac Intensive Care
Wife, mother, runner, rower and dog lover

About me

Dr. Jamie L. W. Kennedy is a cardiologist who specializes in caring for people with severe heart disease. In the hospital, she directs UCSF's cardiac intensive care service, in which a multidisciplinary team of specialists manages and supports patients who are critically ill with heart disease. In the clinic, she cares for patients with heart failure and pulmonary hypertension, including those who require left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and heart transplantation.

Kennedy's research interests include critical care, heart transplantation and LVADs. She is also interested in expanding treatment options for pulmonary hypertension.

After earning her bachelor's degree in biochemistry at Notre Dame University, Kennedy completed her medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine, a fellowship in cardiology, and a fellowship in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Kennedy belongs to the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America, Pulmonary Hypertension Association and International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

  • Education

    Notre Dame University, BS, Biochemistry, 1996

    Indiana University School of Medicine, 2005

  • Residencies

    University of Virginia, Internal Medicine, 2008

  • Fellowships

    University of Virginia, Cardiology, 2011

    University of Virginia, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 2012

It's an honor to care for my patients. Their strength and grace through adversity inspire me.

Advanced Heart Failure Evaluation and Therapies Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Cardiac Critical Care Unit

505 Parnassus Ave., 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0624

Heart Transplant Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Mechanical Circulatory Support

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143