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Teresa De Marco


Medical Director of Heart Transplantation

Dr. Teresa De Marco is medical director of heart transplantation at UCSF. She cares for patients who have advanced heart failure, undergo heart transplants, and need mechanical circulatory support. She also cares for patients with pulmonary hypertension. She has expertise in all methods of treating and managing advanced heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.

In her research, De Marco evaluates state-of-the-art options for patients with advanced heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. She has served as principal investigator in more than 45 clinical trials (studies using human volunteers to assess promising therapies).

After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, De Marco earned her medical degree at the University of California, Irvine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF, followed by fellowship training in heart failure and cardiovascular disease at UCSF and in heart transplantation at the University of Utah.

De Marco received the UCSF Exceptional Physician Award in 2014 and was inducted into the UCSF Council of Master Clinicians in 2018. She has served on the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation's board of directors. She is a member of the scientific leadership council of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) and the oversight committee of PHA's accreditation program for Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers. She also serves on the executive committee for Women in Advanced Heart Failure, Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Interdisciplinary Network Community. She holds the UCSF R.H. and Jane G. Logan Endowed Chair in Cardiology. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America.

  • Education

    UC Irvine School of Medicine, MD, 1982

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 1985

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Heart Failure, 1987

    UCSF, Cardiovascular Disease, 1989

    University of Utah, Heart Transplantation, 1989

  • Board Certifications

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Where I see patients (5)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    83 Ratings
    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
    83 Ratings
    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
    83 Ratings
    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
    79 Ratings
    Knew the important information about your medical history
    82 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    82 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
    82 Ratings
    Decorative Caduceus

    Pulmonary Hypertension Association Registry

    PAH guideline-recommended diagnostics assessed include chest radiography, echocardiogram, ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scan, pulmonary function tests, overnight oximetry, and right heart catheterization and identified as either "co...