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Krishan V. Soni


Interventional cardiologist
Medical Director for Quality and Safety, Heart and Vascular Center
Father of two, amateur builder and avid traveler

Dr. Krishan Soni is an interventional cardiologist who cares for patients with conditions including complex coronary artery disease (CAD), acute coronary syndromes and cardiomyopathies (diseases of the heart muscle). He also provides critical cardiological care. In collaboration with the UCSF heart team, he performs procedures for patients in a category known as CHIP (complex higher-risk and indicated patients) and treats chronic total occlusions (blocked coronary arteries) in patients with advanced CAD.

At the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center, Soni serves as medical director for quality and safety. His focus is using clinical data and analytic capabilities to drive improvements in quality and value in cardiology, including cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. In addition, as a clinical quality improvement champion for the Division of Cardiology, he works on numerous projects to enhance the care provided to patients with cardiovascular disease. He brings his passion for medical education to both roles, seeking to engage UCSF medical students, residents and fellows in these endeavors.

Soni earned his medical degree at the Yale School of Medicine and his master of business administration degree, with a focus on health care operations and finance, at the Yale School of Management. He completed his residency in internal medicine at UCSF, serving as the first chief resident in quality improvement and patient safety – a research and teaching role focused on enhancing the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care. He remained at UCSF for fellowships in clinical cardiology and interventional cardiology, serving as chief fellow. He joined the faculty in 2016.

In addition to caring for patients at UCSF, Soni works with San Francisco's emergency medical services to help ensure delivery of high-quality emergency cardiac care throughout the city and county of San Francisco. He has also served on quality improvement committees for several state and national cardiovascular societies.

  • Education

    Yale University School of Medicine, 2008

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2012

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Cardiology/Interventional Cardiology, 2016

  • Board Certifications

    Interventional Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

My goal is to improve life for patients and their loved ones by providing the highest-quality, most compassionate care.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    111 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 29, 2022
    Very good experience Doctor Soni wonderful the best heart Doctor
    Oct 23, 2022
    Again would have liked to see a person rather than a facemask
    Oct 17, 2022
    Extremely informative meeting. Good explanation of the problem and choices to be made. Left with better understanding of consequences of situation long term
    Sep 30, 2022
    Excellent knowledge of my medical history very professional very attentive to questions very frank explaining very well
    Aug 26, 2022
    My Care Provider Dr Soni was excellent. He answered all my concerns & included me in the treatment plan. I would highly recommend him to my family & friends.
    Aug 12, 2022
    There was no problem with the provider. It also wasn't about the wait time because I understand how that van happen. It's more of the having to pay for extra parking that concerned me. I wish there was some sort of parking validation to take care of that extra fee especially if it's not my fault and I arrived on time.
    Jul 28, 2022
    He was excellent. I would recommend him highly to my friends & family.
    Jun 02, 2022
    How office left message on my answering machine I returned call but haven' heard back yet
    Apr 30, 2022
    Wished all providers were as good he listened to what I had to say was pacient
    Apr 23, 2022
    Excellent clinician. Very pleased with this Dr Krishan Soni.
    Apr 16, 2022
    Waiting for someone to contact me for an appointment is a little anxiety provoking. I don't need anxiety.
    Mar 18, 2022
    Articulate smart knowlegeable-includedStaff in appointment/ discussions
    Jan 13, 2022
    I would highly recommend Dr. Soni.
    Nov 30, 2021
    I usually contact Dr. Soni through MyChart and he gets back within a very acceptable time and I am very thankful he is my cardiologist. There was an inexcusable problem with his predecessor that could have resulted in my quick demise that was not addressed even though the cardiologist was aware of it.
    Oct 07, 2021
    Both he and I will know more about my problem and follow up care after he gets the results of the tests that he ordered for me.
    Aug 01, 2021
    Best doctor I have ever met.
    May 04, 2021
    Apr 13, 2021
    I didn't choose this provider; he was assigned to me.
    Apr 11, 2021
    very good experience