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 100 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

    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.

Clinics I work with

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

My reviews

5.0

Overall Experience
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Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
80 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
81 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
81 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
81 Reviews
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"You have to be like a detective and figure out which condition led to heart failure."

Decorative Caduceus

Randomized Clinical Evaluation of the AccuCinch® Ventricular Restoration System in Patients Who...

MAE defined as: All-cause death, Myocardial infarction, Stroke, Need for non-elective cardiovascular surgery, Worsening of heart-failure requiring mechanical circulatory support for more than 24 hours

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remedē System Therapy Study

Percentage of patients with related serious adverse events.

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Tailored Drug Titration Using Artificial Intelligence

optima4BP leads ≥4mmHg of SBP reduction compared to Standard of Care

Recruiting

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Right Ventricular Pacing in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

This is an invasive measure of the contractile strength of the right ventricle that is measured using pressure volume measurements from within the ventricle itself.

Recruiting

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Remote Dielectric Sensing (ReDS) Assisted Diuresis in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Cumulative net fluid balance assessed by In's and Out's recorded in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) during hospitalization

Recruiting

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