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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.

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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
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    The provider spent enough time with me
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