Jeffrey E. Olgin

MD

Co-director of the Heart and Vascular Center
Avid mountain biker and AFib researcher

Dr. Jeffrey Olgin is a cardiologist with particular expertise in electrophysiology, the study of the heart's electrical activity. He is co-director of the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center as well as chief of cardiology. A specialist in arrhythmias, he has developed techniques to treat irregular heartbeats and has a special interest in atrial fibrillation, often called A-fib.

Olgin studies the mechanism of arrhythmias, focusing on why people develop A-fib in particular. He has an active basic science laboratory as well as a clinical and translational research program on arrhythmias (translational studies are aimed at producing better patient care). He also has a research program that focuses on mobile health (using mobile technologies, such as cell phones, for health care) and on developing new technologies to enhance both patient care and research efficiency.

Olgin earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. At UCSF, he completed a residency in internal medicine, followed by fellowships in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. At the Indiana University School of Medicine's Krannert Institute of Cardiology, he developed a program in cardiac ablation – destroying the heart tissue causing abnormal rhythms – for atrial fibrillation. In 2003, he returned to UCSF as chief of cardiac electrophysiology.

Olgin is active in the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society. He serves on the editorial boards of various cardiology and electrophysiology journals, and has authored chapters on arrhythmias for many major medical textbooks.

  • Education

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1989

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1992

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Cardiology, 1996

    UCSF Medical Center, Cardiac Electrophysiology, 1996

  • Board Certifications

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Professor

Clinics I work with

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service

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

Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay

535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

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