Mandar A. Aras


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Dr. Mandar Aras is a cardiologist who specializes in advanced heart disease and heart failure. He cares for patients who have undergone heart transplants and those with left ventricular assist devices, which are implanted mechanical pumps used in end-stage heart failure to help circulate blood from the heart to the rest of the body. In addition, he has a particular interest in treating patients with heart failure induced by chemotherapy.

Aras also treats patients with pulmonary hypertension and right-sided heart failure, a condition that causes blood to back up in the veins and results in swelling of the abdomen and legs.

The goal of Aras' research is to better understand the molecular and genetic mechanisms of heart failure and cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle becomes enlarged and weak.

Aras earned his medical degree as well as a doctoral degree in neurobiology from the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in internal medicine at the Duke University Medical Center, followed by fellowships at UCSF in cardiovascular medicine and in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.

  • Education

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PhD, Neurobiology, 2011

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2011

  • Residencies

    Duke University Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2014

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Cardiovascular Medicine, 2017

    UCSF, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 2017

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Clinics I work with

Advanced Heart Failure at Fremont

39141 Civic Center Dr., Suite 335
Fremont, CA 94538

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 Genetics Program

535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158

Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143

HHT Center of Excellence

185 Berry St., Suite 180, Lobby 6
San Francisco, CA 94107

My reviews


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he gave me hope!!! that no one did
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
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
103 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
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