Atif Qasim, MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||505 Parnassus Avenue|
San Francisco CA 94117
|Johns Hopkins University||M.D.||2003||School of Medicine|
Atif Qasim, M.D., MSCE is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He earned his M.S./B.S. in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Yale University and earned his M.D. degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship, residency, chief residency and cardiology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also served as chief resident. During his cardiology fellowship, Dr. Qasim received advanced training in multimodality imaging and earned a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology. While at Penn he worked in the labs of Drs. Muredach Reilly and Dan Rader in the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics on projects related to the genetics of atherosclerosis and the use of non-invasive imaging in preventive cardiology. He joined the University of California, San Francisco cardiology faculty in 2012.
Clinical Interests: Dr. Qasim’s clinical interests are in general cardiology and non invasive cardiology, using multi -modality imaging to better understand cardiac disease. In particular this includes the use of transthoracic, stress, transesophageal and three-dimensional echocardiography as well as cardiac CT and cardiac MRI for the diagnosis and management of valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and pericardial disease.
Research Interests: Dr. Qasim is part of the core echocardiography laboratory for interpretation of echocardiograms evaluating novel cardiac therapies for the treatment of heart failure and valvular heart disease as well as novel devices including the mitral valve clip and atrial appendage occluder. Additional research interests include using cardiac CT for the detection and prevention of coronary artery disease.
Medical Education Interests: Dr. Qasim currently serves as the the cardiology fellowship curriculum director and also is involved in helping create a new curriculum for the medical students at UCSF. He created and maintains a website related to echocardiography (www.echocardiographer.org) and has a strong interest in providing greater access to online medical educational materials for trainees and practitioners.
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