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Michael Brook


Director, Pediatric Echocardiography, San Francisco
Pediatric cardiologist
Echocardiographer, computer nerd and dog lover

Dr. Michael Brook is a pediatric cardiologist whose focus is echocardiography (using ultrasound to examine the heart). He is particularly interested in transesophageal and contrast echocardiography, and in using echocardiography to assess the function of the heart's ventricles (the lower chambers). He also is interested in digital echocardiography and in computer applications of cardiology. He serves as director of UCSF's pediatric echocardiography laboratory.

Brook earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed a general pediatrics residency at Children's Wisconsin hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric cardiology at UCSF. He joined the UCSF faculty in 1992.

  • Education

    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, MD, 1986

  • Residencies

    Children's Wisconsin, Pediatrics, 1989

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pediatric Cardiology, 1992

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics

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My relationships with families and patients – watching them grow from tiny babies into young adults – is one of the things I cherish most in my work.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    178 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 07, 2023
    I was very pleased to be seen before our scheduled time since we arrived 15 minutes before the 15 minutes they request.
    May 03, 2023
    He is a good doctor.
    Feb 17, 2023
    Intelligent and compassionate
    Feb 17, 2023
    Doctor put all of us at ease and clearly explained everything.
    Feb 10, 2023
    Thank you very much. God bless you.
    Feb 01, 2023
    The doctor was patient with my son and reassured me he was fine
    Feb 01, 2023
    We love Dr. Brook and staff!
    Jan 18, 2023
    All very professional, attentive and calm
    Jan 13, 2023
    We trust our care provider completely. He always explains everything so well. He is really the very best and we feel so lucky to have him as our son's cardiologist.
    Jan 13, 2023
    Everything was perfect. Thanks for your kind care.
    Jan 13, 2023
    Dr. Brook is amazing! We have a long standing relationship with him and treating our son. We trust his judgement and professional opinion. He cares tremendously for his patients.
    Jan 13, 2023
    All great no problems
    Dec 09, 2022
    excellent treatment
    Oct 14, 2022
    Dr. Brook was wonderful in explaining to us our sons medical condition and giving us the opportunity to process the info and ask our questions.
    Sep 09, 2022
    Amazing staff love that every visit is very pleasant and they are helpful with all our questions and concerns.
    Jul 08, 2022
    He was very respectful and kind.
    Jun 24, 2022
    It was the best, they attended us very well, they were kind and very attentive.
    Jun 17, 2022
    Great staff
    Jun 01, 2022
    I came in early for my appointment as they wanted me to and it took 1 hour to be seen by the doctor / provider.
    May 18, 2022
    I appreciate Dr. Brooks attention to detail and that he spends time talking to us and explaining things.
    Apr 20, 2022
    The support staff and nurses were wonderful
    Apr 20, 2022
    They were very kind to our baby and to us as a parent of a baby.

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