Surgery Websites
Cardiac Biomechanics Lab »  People »  Principal Investigators »  Elaine Tseng, M.D.
Elaine Tseng, M.D.

Elaine Tseng, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief of Cardiac Surgery, San Francisco VAMC

Contact Information

 (415) 353-1606 - Clinical Phone    
 (415) 353-8890  - Academic Phone
Open Popup
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, B.S.
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, M.D.
  • Internship - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Research Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Endovascular Fellowship- Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
  • American Board of Surgery, 2000
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2003
  • Acute and chronic type B aortic dissections
  • Aortic arch aneurysms
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Ascending aortic and arch surgery
  • Endovascular repair of descending thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA)
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
  • Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
  • Minimally invasive valve surgery
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass
  • Reoperative cardiac surgery
  • Robotic cardiac surgery
  • Biomechanics
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Percutaneous and transcatheter aortic valves
  • Valvular heart diseases

Dr. Elaine Tseng is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the UCSF Medical Center. She has a special interest in the endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic diseases, including descending thoracic aortic aneurysms, acute and chronic type B aortic dissection. She also has a special interest in aortic valve surgery, ascending aortic and arch surgery, mitral valve repair, reoperative cardiac surgery, off-pump coronary artery bypass, and Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Tseng grew up in North Carolina where she attended the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. She was a National Merit Scholar. She completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a GPA 5.0. She earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and was one of three recipients per year of the Virginia A. Linnane Scholarship. Dr. Tseng underwent her general surgery training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she received the George D. Zeidema Surgery Award and the Vincent L. Gott Cardiac Surgery Award. She was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and was awarded the Nina Braunwald Research Fellowship Award from The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. She also received the Hawley H. Seiler MD Award from the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. Dr. Tseng underwent her clinical and advanced training in cardiothoracic surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

After completing her education and training, she joined the cardiac surgery staff at the UCSF Medical Center in 2002. She has published scientific papers and book chapters on a wide range of topics, including aortic valve disease, neurologic injury after cardiac surgery, and esophageal cancer. She developed an interest in percutaneous aortic and mitral valves and underwent specialized endovascular training in 2006 for thoracic aortic disease. Dr. Tseng is a member of the American Medical Association, American Heart Association, Association of Women in Thoracic Surgery, and Association of Women Surgeons. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Most recent publications from a total of 103
  1. Liang NE, Wisneski AD, Wang SX, Shunk KA, Wozniak CJ, Yang J, Zimmet JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Veterans Affairs Heart Team Experience With Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Minimally Invasive Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement. J Invasive Cardiol. 2019 May 15. View in PubMed
  2. Liang NE, Wisneski AD, Wozniak CJ, Ge L, Tseng EE. Evolution of Minimally Invasive Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Innovations (Phila). 2019 Jun; 14(3):251-262. View in PubMed
  3. Zenati MA, Bhatt DL, Bakaeen FG, Stock EM, Biswas K, Gaziano JM, Kelly RF, Tseng EE, Bitondo J, Quin JA, Almassi GH, Haime M, Hattler B, DeMatt E, Scrymgeour A, Huang GD. Randomized Trial of Endoscopic or Open Vein-Graft Harvesting for Coronary-Artery Bypass. N Engl J Med. 2019 01 10; 380(2):132-141. View in PubMed
  4. Alexander E, Tseng E, Durkin N, Jerome GJ, Dalcin A, Appel LJ, Clark JM, Gudzune KA. Factors associated with early dropout in an employer-based commercial weight-loss program. Obes Sci Pract. 2018 Dec; 4(6):545-553. View in PubMed
  5. Alexander E, Tseng E, Durkin N, Jerome GJ, Dalcin A, Appel LJ, Clark JM, Gudzune KA. Long-term retention in an employer-based, commercial weight-loss programme. Clin Obes. 2019 Feb; 9(1):e12284. View in PubMed
  6. Xuan Y, Dvir D, Wang Z, Mizoguchi T, Ye J, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Stent and leaflet stresses in 26-mm, third-generation, balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valve. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb; 157(2):528-536. View in PubMed
  7. Xuan Y, Wang Z, Liu R, Haraldsson H, Hope MD, Saloner DA, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng E. Wall stress on ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms with bicuspid compared with tricuspid aortic valve. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Aug; 156(2):492-500. View in PubMed
  8. Yang J, Zimmet JM, Ponna VM, Ma F, Wozniak CJ, Ge L, Shunk KA, Tseng EE. Evolution of Veterans Affairs Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Program: The First 100 Patients. J Heart Valve Dis. 2018 Jan; 27(1):24-31. View in PubMed
  9. Zhu C, Haraldsson H, Kallianos K, Ge L, Tseng E, Henry T, Saloner D, Hope MD. Gated thoracic magnetic resonance angiography at 3T: noncontrast versus blood pool contrast. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Mar; 34(3):475-483. View in PubMed
  10. Xuan Y, Krishnan K, Ye J, Dvir D, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Stent and Leaflet Stresses in 29-mm Second-Generation Balloon-Expandable Transcatheter Aortic Valve. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Sep; 104(3):773-781. View in PubMed
  11. View All Publications
Publications provided by UCSF Profiles, powered by CTSI at UCSF. View profile of Elaine Tseng, M.D.
Please note: UCSF Profiles publications are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Researchers can login to make corrections and additions, or contact CTSI for help.

 

Site Directory
    X