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Krishan Soni, MD
M_MED-CARD-CORE
Assistant Professor

505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-476-6541
Krishan.Soni@ucsf.edu

Krishan Soni, MD, MBA, FACC is an Interventional Cardiologist and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).


Dr. Soni earned his BS in Economics and Molecular Biochemistry & Biophysics at Yale University and received his MD and MBA degrees with a focus in healthcare operations and finance from the Yale Schools of Medicine and Management. He completed his medical internship, residency and chief residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) medical center. He was honored to serve as the first Chief Resident in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the Department of Medicine at UCSF. In this role, Dr. Soni dedicated his time to research and teaching activities focused on improving the delivery of high quality cost effective care to patients. Subsequently, Dr. Soni completed fellowships in clinical cardiology and interventional cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he also served as a chief fellow. He joined the University of California, San Francisco cardiology faculty in 2016.


Clinical Interests: Dr. Soni is an interventional cardiologist with expertise in general cardiology and interventional cardiology, using percutaneous diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to diagnose and treat patients with coronary disease and a wide variety of cardiac conditions.


Research Interests: Dr. Soni remains dedicated to improving the quality and value of care provided to cardiovascular patients and is involved in numerous projects within the cardiac cath lab and the Division of Cardiology. He continues to fulfill his passion for medical education and actively teaches medical students, residents and fellows at UCSF.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
Yale University M.D. School of Medicine 2008
Yale University M.B.A. Yale School of Management 2008
Yale University B.S. Yale College 2001
University of California, San Francisco Residency Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco Advanced Fellowship Interventional Cardiology
University of California, San Francisco Fellowship Cardiology

Awards and Honors

2015   UCSF Annual Clinical Quality Week Celebration Award – 2nd Place in Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 2015
2012   Academy of Medical Educators Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, University of California, San Francisco, 2012
2011   Essential Core Teaching Award – Excellence in Small Group Instruction, University of California, San Francisco, 2011-2012

Related Web Sites

Recent Articles (11)

Judson TJ, Beach LY, Soni K. The Troponin Cascade: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Aug 01; 177(8):1193-1194.

Yeo KK, Armstrong EJ, Soni K, Waldo SW, Patel M, Reeves R, MacGregor JS, Low RI, Shunk KA, Mahmud E, Rogers JH. Long-term outcomes of angiographically confirmed coronary stent thrombosis: results from a multicentre California registry. EuroIntervention. 2015 Jun; 11(2):188-95.

Soni K, Kesarwani M, Badhwar N, Mahadevan VS. Percutaneous Closure of a Residual Left Atrial Appendage Leak After Lariat Procedure. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Jun; 8(7):998-1000.

Soni K, Svetlichnaya J, Goldschlager N. ECG quiz: variation in P wave rate during AV block. J Electrocardiol. 2015 Jan-Feb; 48(1):123-5.

Quinn GR, Le E, Soni K, Berger G, Mak YE, Pierce R. "Not so fast!" the complexity of attempting to decrease door-to-floor time for emergency department admissions. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014 Jan; 40(1):30-8.

Hauer KE, Soni K, Cornett P, Kohlwes J, Hollander H, Ranji SR, Ten Cate O, Widera E, Calton B, O'Sullivan PS. Developing entrustable professional activities as the basis for assessment of competence in an internal medicine residency: a feasibility study. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Aug; 28(8):1110-4.

Hauer KE, Kohlwes J, Cornett P, Hollander H, Ten Cate O, Ranji SR, Soni K, Iobst W, O'Sullivan P. Identifying entrustable professional activities in internal medicine training. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Mar; 5(1):54-9.

Moriates C, Soni K, Lai A, Ranji S. The value in the evidence: teaching residents to "choose wisely". JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 25; 173(4):308-10.

Neeman N, Quinn K, Soni K, Mourad M, Sehgal NL. Reducing radiology use on an inpatient medical service: choosing wisely. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Nov 12; 172(20):1606-8.

Soni K, Bhargavan M, Forman HP, Sunshine JH. Who's underworked and who's overworked now? An update on radiologist shortage and surplus. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Mar; 194(3):697-703.

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