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)
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
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 72
Krishnan K, Ge L, Haraldsson H, Hope MD, Saloner DA, Guccione JM, Tseng EE. Ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm wall stress analysis using patient-specific finite element modeling of in vivo magnetic resonance imaging†. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul 14. View in PubMed
Shunk KA, Zimmet J, Cason B, Speiser B, Tseng EE. Development of a veterans affairs hybrid operating room for transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. JAMA Surg. 2015 Mar 1; 150(3):216-22. View in PubMed
Sigovan M, Dyverfeldt P, Wrenn J, Tseng EE, Saloner D, Hope MD. Extended 3D Approach for Quantification of Abnormal Ascending Aortic Flow. Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Feb 23. View in PubMed
Wisneski AD, Mookhoek A, Chitsaz S, Hope MD, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Patient-specific finite element analysis of ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm. J Heart Valve Dis. 2014 Nov; 23(6):765-72. View in PubMed
Burris NS, Sigovan M, Knauer HA, Tseng EE, Saloner D, Hope MD. Systolic flow displacement correlates with future ascending aortic growth in patients with bicuspid aortic valves undergoing magnetic resonance surveillance. Invest Radiol. 2014 Oct; 49(10):635-9. View in PubMed
Zimmet J, Kaiser E, Tseng E, Shunk K. Successful percutaneous management of partial avulsion of the native aortic valve complex complicating transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Invasive Cardiol. 2014 Oct; 26(10):E137-40. View in PubMed
Wisneski AD, Matthews PB, Azadani AN, Mookhoek A, Chitsaz S, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Human pulmonary autograft wall stress at systemic pressures prior to remodeling after the Ross procedure. J Heart Valve Dis. 2014 May; 23(3):377-84. View in PubMed
Haraldsson H, Hope M, Acevedo-Bolton G, Tseng E, Zhong X, Epstein FH, Ge L, Saloner D. Feasibility of asymmetric stretch assessment in the ascending aortic wall with DENSE cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2014; 16(1):6. View in PubMed
Ge L, Tseng EE. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Dec; 96(6):2154. View in PubMed
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
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