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Teresa De Marco


Medical Director, 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
    76 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 25, 2023
    Polite and friendly
    Sep 29, 2023
    Good Experience
    Sep 13, 2023
    Very thorough and informative explained technical terms summarized the discussion invited questions. Very pleasant and caring.
    Aug 25, 2023
    Dr De Marco was kind and so knowledgeable. It was a great relief to speak to an expert on my potentially deadly diagnosis.
    Jun 08, 2023
    Dr De Marco alleviated many of the concerns about my condition.
    Mar 23, 2023
    She didn't turn her camera on at all during the visit so it wasn't a welcoming environment to have a discussion or ask questions. A very disappointing experience as she's never been a cold or detached provider before.
    Mar 08, 2023
    So grateful to of been referred to Dr DeMarco. Her professionalism care and concern give me hope. Also her team is exceptional and very helpful.
    Jan 25, 2023
    Very impressed with the questions and concern provided.
    Dec 08, 2022
    Good experience
    Dec 01, 2022
    Dr. De Marco is kind efficient and knowledgeable. She addressed my fears and concerns with expertise and ordered the tests necessary.
    Nov 06, 2022
    Very personable and knowledgeable.
    Sep 21, 2022
    Very good
    Jul 22, 2022
    May 12, 2022
    Everyone was good
    Mar 18, 2022
    Outstanding in all respects.
    Feb 14, 2022
    I am extremely happy with my amazing team.

    Selected research

    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...