Lucas Zier, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Lucas Zier is an interventional cardiologist and pulmonary hypertension specialist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Zier leads the complex coronary and structural heart disease programs at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and is an active member of the pulmonary hypertension clinic. His clinical interests are in complex coronary interventions including chronic total occlusions, structural and congenital heart disease interventions and the medical and interventional management of pulmonary hypertension including new interventional approaches to precapillary pulmonary hypertension.

Dr. Zier earned a master’s degree in health and medical science from UC Berkeley and his medical degree from UCSF as part of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. He completed his internal medicine, general cardiology, pulmonary hypertension, and interventional cardiology at UCSF where he also served as chief cardiology fellow. Dr. Zier joined the faculty at UCSF and Zuckerberg General Hospital in 2017 and is currently an assistant clinical professor of medicine. He is presently the fellowship site director at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital for the general cardiology program.
Education
M.D., 2009 - Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
M.S., 2007 - Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Publications
  1. Non-Invasive Estimation of Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Improves Portopulmonary Hypertension Screening in Liver Transplant Candidates.
  2. Successful Use of Pulmonary Vasodilators in Acute Chest Syndrome Complicated by Persistent Right Ventricular Failure.
  3. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the evaluation of liver disease in adults who have had the Fontan operation.
  4. PREVALENCE AND PREDICTORS OF ATRIAL TACHYARRHYTHMIAS IN ADULT FONTAN PATIENTS.
  5. PREVALENCE OF ELEVATED BODY MASS INDEX AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH CLINICAL FEATURES IN ADULT FONTAN PATIENTS.
  6. TRANSCATHETER CLOSURE OF RESIDUAL LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE LEAKS FOLLOWING LARIAT DEVICE CLOSURE.
  7. To close or not to close: contemporary indications for patent foramen ovale closure.
  8. Surrogate decision makers' interpretation of prognostic information: a mixed-methods study.
  9. Resolving Conflicts With Surrogate Decision Makers: Response.
  10. Surrogate decision makers' responses to physicians' predictions of medical futility.
  11. Doubt and belief in physicians' ability to prognosticate during critical illness: the perspective of surrogate decision makers.