Liviu Klein, MD, MS

Liviu Klein, MD, MS

Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Failure Device Program

UCSF and director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Failure Device Program at the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center. He specializes in treating patients with heart failure and arrhythmias, including patients before and after heart transplants. Dr. Klein received his MD from the Carol Davila School of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania and his Master of Science degree in clinical investigation at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago and a fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Klein completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and transplantation, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Northwestern’s McGaw Medical Center in Chicago. He also has expertise in cardiac resynchronization and mechanical therapies such as ventricular assist devices for heart failure. In his research, Dr. Klein studies the epidemiology of heart failure in women, including those at risk for sudden cardiac death. He is also working with his colleagues on developing new sensor technologies for monitoring and treating patients with heart failure and for those who use ventricular assist devices. Dr. Klein is a member of the American Heart Association, the Heart Failure Society of America and the International Society for Lung and Heart Transplant.

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