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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
    143 Ratings
    About our process
    Sep 28, 2023
    I am very fortunate to have Dr. Soni as my cardiologist
    Jul 29, 2023
    Very patient and knowledgeable and professional
    Jul 27, 2023
    Dr. Soni and his staff are all great!
    Jul 15, 2023
    Dr. Soni was excellent. He lets me know he's concern about my health. Explains everything & takes the time to answer all my questions. I'm very happy to have him as my cardiologist.
    Jul 13, 2023
    Dr Soni was terrific a great asset to UCSF!
    Jun 18, 2023
    Dr. Soni and the nurses are very caring. The best team of professionals. Thanks for providing such a high quality medical staff.
    May 27, 2023
    Very clear detailed thoughtful and friendly
    May 25, 2023
    As always UCSF health professionals are among the best. Very fortunate to be part of an amazing team of health professionals.
    May 23, 2023
    Dr Soni is awesome!
    Apr 13, 2023
    Dr Soni is knowledgeable confident and thorough. He answers questions and keeps up to date on evidence-based medicine. Unlike many doctors he does not react poorly to a patient who has read medical studies and wants to discuss treatment options. His medication adjustments and other recommendations proved helpful and allowed me to eventually get to the other side of this most recent angina episode with grace and ease. I feel confident that he and his team will be able to handle my condition going forward.
    Mar 12, 2023
    Very good experience
    Mar 11, 2023
    Provider was excellent. Was professional & also answered all my concerns. NP was also excellent. Both worked together as a team. I could not asked for a more better combination.
    Feb 28, 2023
    Dr. Soni is an amazing doctor and I feel like I'm in the best care facility in the world. The waits for appointments can be awhile but I feel the care is worth it.
    Feb 23, 2023
    Dr. Soni was extremely professional very nice and very easy to talk to. I feel very comfortable with him as my cardiologist.
    Feb 23, 2023
    Dr Soni is a great listener and takes a very well thought through approach to my care
    Feb 07, 2023
    Extremely competent communication thorough explanations and descriptions of options. Appreciate the personal attention and support!!
    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