Teresa De Marco


Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension
Medical Director of Heart Transplantation

Dr. Teresa De Marco is director of advanced heart failure and pulmonary hypertension for UCSF, as well as medical director of heart transplantation. She manages patients with advanced heart failure and pulmonary hypertension, with expertise in all treatment modalities for the conditions.

In her research, De Marco participates in multicenter studies evaluating state-of-the-art options for advanced stages of heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.

De Marco earned her medical degree at the University of California, Irvine, after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed both an internship and a residency in internal medicine at UCSF Medical Center. She also completed fellowships in cardiology and heart transplantation.

  • Education

    UC Irvine School of Medicine, 1982

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1985

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Heart Failure, 1987

    UCSF Medical Center, Cardiovascular Disease, 1989

  • Board Certifications

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Clinics I work with

Advanced Heart Failure Evaluation and Therapies Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Heart Transplant Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Mechanical Circulatory Support

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143

San Mateo Primary and Specialty Care

1100 Park Place, Suite 100
San Mateo, CA 94403

My reviews


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


Decorative Caduceus

Reducing Right Ventricular Failure in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (RELIEVE-PAH)

Percentage of Treatment group patients experiencing any device-related Major Adverse Cardiovascular or Neurological Events (MACNE) during the first 90-days after implantation