Van Selby, MD


Dr. Van N. Selby is a cardiologist who specializes in the care of patients with advanced heart failure and pulmonary hypertension, including the evaluation and long-term management of patients requiring heart transplantation and left ventricular assist devices.

He has a particular interest in treating patients with heart failure due to cardiac amyloidosis and works closely with hematology and oncology experts to provide them with integrated, individualized care.

Selby's research interests include outcomes in patients with heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. A recipient of the Heart Failure Society of America's Research Fellowship award, he is also involved in several clinical trials focused on heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.

Selby earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a medical degree from UCSF, where he also completed his residency and a fellowship in cardiology. He subsequently completed an advanced heart failure and heart transplant fellowship at UCSF, where he is now an assistant adjunct professor of medicine.


Advanced Heart Failure Evaluation and Therapies Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-4145
Fax: (415) 353-4166

Hours: Thursday,
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Heart Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-4145
Fax: (415) 353-4166

Hours: Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (times vary depending on the number of doctors in clinic)

Mechanical Circulatory Support
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-4145
Fax: (415) 353-4166

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Van Selby


UCSF School of Medicine 2006


UCSF Medical Center 2009


UCSF Medical Center 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Glymour MM, Mayeda ER, Selby VN. Commentary: Selection Bias in Clinical Epidemiology: Causal Thinking to Guide Patient-centered Research. Epidemiology. 2016 07; 27(4):466-8.
  2. Tampakakis E, Leary PJ, Selby VN, De Marco T, Cappola TP, Felker GM, Russell SD, Kasper EK, Tedford RJ. The diastolic pulmonary gradient does not predict survival in patients with pulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease. JACC Heart Fail. 2015 Jan; 3(1):9-16.
  3. Selby VN, Teerlink JR. What's new in the treatment of acute heart failure? Curr Cardiol Rep. 2013 Sep; 15(9):393.
  4. Selby VN, Scherzer R, Barnett CF, MacGregor JS, Morelli J, Donovan C, Deeks SG, Martin JN, Hsue PY. Doppler echocardiography does not accurately estimate pulmonary artery systolic pressure in HIV-infected patients. AIDS. 2012 Sep 24; 26(15):1967-9.
  5. Ho JE, Scherzer R, Hecht FM, Maka K, Selby V, Martin JN, Ganz P, Deeks SG, Hsue PY. The association of CD4+ T-cell counts and cardiovascular risk in treated HIV disease. AIDS. 2012 Jun 01; 26(9):1115-20.
  6. Hsue PY, Ordovas K, Lee T, Reddy G, Gotway M, Schnell A, Ho JE, Selby V, Madden E, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Ganz P, Waters DD. Carotid intima-media thickness among human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients without coronary calcium. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Mar 01; 109(5):742-7.
  7. Hsue PY, McManus D, Selby V, Ren X, Pillutla P, Younes N, Goldschlager N, Waters DD. Cardiac arrest in patients who smoke crack cocaine. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Mar 15; 99(6):822-4.

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