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Shweta Motiwala



Dr. Shweta Motiwala is a cardiologist who specializes in advanced heart disease and heart failure. She cares for patients with heart problems ranging from mild to severe, including those who require heart transplants or support from ventricular assist devices (mechanical implants that help circulate blood from the heart to the rest of the body).

As director of heart failure disease management at UCSF, Motiwala has a particular interest in creating programs that help patients with heart failure have better health outcomes and quality of life. She has led initiatives to monitor patients' progress remotely using implantable devices, improve how various medical devices and therapies are used to treat heart disease, and expand patient access to care, as well as make it easier for patients to transition across types of care.

Motiwala's past research has focused on finding biological markers that can be used to predict how individual patients will respond to therapies for heart failure. She also studies new ways to track patients remotely as well as new approaches for delivering care to people who have trouble accessing it.

Motiwala earned her medical degree at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a clinical research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a fellowship in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has a master of public health degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

  • Education

    New York University, MD, 2009

  • Residencies

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2012

  • Fellowships

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cardiovascular Disease, 2016

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 2017

  • Board Certifications

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Advanced Heart Failure & Trans, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

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