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Elyse Foster


Director of Adult Echocardiography and Congenital Heart Disease

About me

Dr. Elyse Foster directs the UCSF Adult Echocardiography Laboratory and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic. She specializes in assessing cardiac function with echocardiography (heart ultrasound), including use of exercise and pharmacologic stress testing to detect obstructions causing insufficient blood supply. She also has a special interest in adult congenital heart conditions and valvular disease.

Foster earned a medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Boston Medical Center, where she also completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases.

Foster is on the executive committee of the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease and American College of Cardiology's women in cardiology committee.

  • Education

    Tufts University School of Medicine, 1977

  • Residencies

    Boston Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1980

  • Fellowships

    Boston Medical Center, Cardiovascular Diseases, 1983

  • Board Certifications

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158

Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay

535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158

Cardiovascular Genetics Program

535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158

Echocardiography Lab at Mount Zion

1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

Echocardiography Lab at Parnassus

505 Parnassus Ave., Suite M-372
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews


Overall Experience
40 Reviews
Dr Foster is outstanding. She ALWAYS takes the time necessary to perform a thorough exam and discuss the results of blood work up and other tests.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
39 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
39 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
36 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
40 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
40 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
40 Reviews