Elaine Tseng, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery

Contact Information

 (415) 353-1606 - Clinical Phone    
 (415) 353-8890  - Academic Phone

Education

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, B.S.
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, M.D.

Residencies

  • Internship - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Fellowships

  • Research Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Endovascular Fellowship- Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, 2000
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2003

Clinical Expertise

  • 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

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Percutaneous and transcatheter aortic valves
  • Valvular heart diseases

Biography

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.

 

Publications

Most recent publications from a total of 66
  1. Ge L, Tseng EE. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Dec; 96(6):2154. View in PubMed
  2. Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Mannion A, Mookhoek A, Wisneski A, Guccione JM, Hope MD, Ge L, Tseng EE. Biomechanical properties of human ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jul; 96(1):50-8. View in PubMed
  3. Wenk JF, Ge L, Zhang Z, Mojsejenko D, Potter DD, Tseng EE, Guccione JM, Ratcliffe MB. Biventricular finite element modeling of the Acorn CorCap Cardiac Support Device on a failing heart. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jun; 95(6):2022-7. View in PubMed
  4. Dyverfeldt P, Hope MD, Tseng EE, Saloner D. Magnetic resonance measurement of turbulent kinetic energy for the estimation of irreversible pressure loss in aortic stenosis. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jan; 6(1):64-71. View in PubMed
  5. Chitsaz S, Wenk JF, Ge L, Wisneski A, Mookhoek A, Ratcliffe MB, Guccione JM, Tseng EE. Material properties of CorCap passive cardiac support device. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jan; 95(1):148-54. View in PubMed
  6. Hope MD, Wrenn J, Sigovan M, Foster E, Tseng EE, Saloner D. Imaging biomarkers of aortic disease: increased growth rates with eccentric systolic flow. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jul 24; 60(4):356-7. View in PubMed
  7. Chitsaz S, Azadani AN, Matthews PB, Chuter TA, Tseng EE, Ge L. Hemodynamic determinants of aortic dissection propagation by 2D computational modeling: implications for endovascular stent-grafting. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2012 Oct; 53(5):631-40. View in PubMed
  8. Jaussaud N, Chitsaz S, Meadows A, Wintermark M, Cambronero N, Azadani AN, Saloner DA, Chuter TA, Tseng EE. Acute type A aortic dissection intimal tears by 64-slice computed tomography: a role for endovascular stent-grafting? J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2013 Jun; 54(3):373-81. View in PubMed
  9. Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Matthews PB, Jaussaud N, Leung J, Ge L, Tseng EE. Regional mechanical properties of human pulmonary root used for the Ross operation. J Heart Valve Dis. 2012 Jul; 21(4):527-34. View in PubMed
  10. Chitsaz S, Gundiah N, Blackshear C, Tegegn N, Yan KS, Azadani AN, Hope M, Tseng EE. Correlation of calcification on excised aortic valves by micro-computed tomography with severity of aortic stenosis. J Heart Valve Dis. 2012 May; 21(3):320-7. View in PubMed
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