Nelson B. Schiller, MD, FACC, FRCP, FASE

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Nelson B. Schiller, MD, FACC

Dr. Schiller specializes in the use of echocardiography in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. His research interests center around the quantitation of left ventricular function by quantitative two-dimensional echocardiography and Doppler. He has recently established the Research Cardiac Physiology Laboratory at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus that is devoted to the study of left atrial function in health and disease.

Current Position

Professor of Medicine, Radiology and Anesthesia, University of California, San Francisco

Director of Research Cardiac Physiology Laboratory at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus


BS, Union College
MD, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of California, San Diego
Fellowship, Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco

Awards & Honors

  • Awards & Honors
  • 2007
    John J. Sampson-Lucie Stern Endowed Chair in Cardiology
  • 2004
    Distinguished Visiting Professor, Heart and Vascular Center,
    Case Western University, Cleveland
  • 2000
    Abbott Lecturer, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia
  • 1997-2007
    The Best Doctors in San Francisco, San Francisco Focus Magazine,
    San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner
  • 1997, 2003
    UCSF Clinical Cardiology Fellows Award for Outstanding Teacher
  • 1994-2007
    The Best Doctors in America® (Pacific Region)
  • 1991, 2005
    Karolinska Institute, Stockholm - Thesis opponent
  • 1983
    Gustav Nylin Lecturer, Swedish Society of Medical Sciences
  • 1983
    Commendation by UC President Saxon and by UCSF Chancellor Krevans for Development of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography in
    "A Report to the Regents"
  • 1981
    Honorary Member, Venezuelan Society of Cardiology
  • 1966
    Thesis Honors, State University of New York at Buffalo,
    School of Medicine Buffalo, New York

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