William Grossman, MD
is a cardiologist and director of the UCSF Center
for Prevention of Heart and Vascular Disease at UCSF
located at Mission Bay.
The Center is involved in both primary and secondary
prevention of diseases of the cardiovascular system.
Dr. Grossman specializes in treatments to prevent
the development or progression of heart disease and
cares for patients with hypertension (high blood
pressure), dyslipidemia (abnormal cholesterol),
coronary artery disease (previous or recent heart
attack and angina), valvular heart disease, atrial
fibrillation, cardiomyopathy and heart failure.
Dr. Grossman has been a pioneer in research on
diastolic function of the left ventricle and its
role in congestive heart failure. He is editor of
the widely respected textbook Grossman’s Cardiac
Catheterization, Angiography and Intervention, which
is now in its seventh edition and is used by trainee
cardiologists worldwide. He holds the Charles and
Helen Schwab Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology
at UCSF. From 1997 to 2007, he
served as chief of Cardiology at the UCSF Medical
Dr. Grossman is a graduate of Columbia College and
Yale Medical School. He spent his residency at Peter
Bent Brigham Hospital, where he later completed a
fellowship in cardiology.