LIVIU KLEIN, M.D., M.S. is the Director of the Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center, Section Chief of Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Pulmonary Hypertension and Heart Transplant, as well as Director of Cardiology Clinical Research at UCSF. He speacializes in heart failure and arrhythmia treatments, providing preoperative and postoperative care after heart transplants. He also has expertise in cardiac resynchronization, implantable hemodynamic monitors, and mechanical therapies such as ventricular assist devices for heart failure.
His research focuses on epidemiology of heart failure in women, as well as AI techniques that identify and treat heart failure patients. In addition, Dr. Klein is developing new technologies for monitoring and treating patients who suffer from cardiovascular diseases (including heart failure), and for those who use ventricular assist devices.
Dr. Klein is a member of the American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America and International Society for Lung and Heart Transplant. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and books, being also a Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF.
Dr. Klein has graduated from Carol Davila School of Medicine in 1998 and became a resident doctor in 2003, title received from Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Furthermore, he has become an academic fellow at Northwestern University undertaking several academic programs:
- Fellowship: Northwestern University – Cardiovascular Epidemiology 2005;
- Fellowship: Northwestern University – Cardiovascular Disease 2008;
- Fellowship: Northwestern University – Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation 2007;
- Fellowship: Northwestern University – Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology 2009.