Jeffrey Olgin


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 & Vascular Center as well as chief of cardiology. A specialist in arrhythmias, he has developed techniques to treat irregular heartbeats. He founded UCSF's atrial arrhythmia clinic, which provides comprehensive patient care and studies genetic factors in atrial fibrillation, often called AFib.

Olgin earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency, followed by fellowships in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology, at UCSF. He then went to the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he developed a program in ablation – destroying abnormal heart tissue – 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 North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology. He serves on the editorial boards of various cardiology and electrophysiology journals, and has authored chapters on arrhythmias for 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


Clinics I work with

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service

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

Cardiovascular Genetics Program

535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158

Comprehensive Genetic Arrhythmia Program

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

Selected research