Liviu Klein

MD MS

Cardiologist
Computer programmer and amateur soccer player

About me

Dr. Liviu Klein, a cardiologist at the UCSF Heart & Vascular Center, is director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program for patients with advanced heart failure. He specializes in caring for patients with heart failure and arrhythmias, including care before and after surgery for those receiving heart transplants. He also has expertise in cardiac resynchronization and mechanical therapies, such as ventricular assist devices for heart failure.

In his research, Klein studies the epidemiology of heart failure in women, including those at risk for sudden cardiac death. Together with colleagues in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, he is developing new technologies for monitoring and treating patients with heart failure and other kinds of cardiovascular disease, including those who use ventricular assist devices.

Klein earned a medical degree at the Carol Davila University of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania. He earned a master's of science degree in clinical investigation at Northwestern University. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago and a fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. At Northwestern's McGaw Medical Center, he completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and heart transplantation, and in clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

Klein is a member of the American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America and International Society for Lung and Heart Transplantation. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and books.

  • Education

    Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie, Bucharest Romania, 1999

  • Residencies

    Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Internal Medicine, 2003

  • Fellowships

    Northwestern University, Cardiovascular Epidemiology, 2005

    McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University, Cardiovascular Disease, 2007

    McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation, 2008

    McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University, Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2009

  • Board Certifications

    Advanced Heart Failure & Trans, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

  • Languages

    Romanian

The future of cardiac care relies on ongoing connectivity with patients to delay disease progression and improve quality of life.

Advanced Heart Failure at Walnut Creek

1450 Treat Blvd., Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Advanced Heart Failure Evaluation and Therapies Program

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

Heart Transplant Program

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

Mechanical Circulatory Support

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

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"You have to be like a detective and figure out which condition led to heart failure."

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Early Feasibility Study of the AccuCinch® Ventricular Repair System in Patients With Prior Mitr...

Device-related or procedure-related major adverse events (MAEs)

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An Early Feasibility Evaluation of the AccuCinch® Ventricular Repair System in Patients With He...

Device-related or procedure-related major adverse events (MAEs)

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Tailored Drug Titration Using Artificial Intelligence

optima4BP leads ≥6mmHg of the in-office SBP reduction compared to Standard of Care

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