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. Mayfield JJ, McKee KY, Zier LS, Kohlwes RJ. Hearts and Minds: an Exercise in Clinical Reasoning. 2021. PMID: 33765236


  2. Yogeswaran V, Ramakrishna S, MacGregor JS, Zier L, Goldschlager N. Pregnancy-Associated Chest Pain: A Case of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. 2021. PMID: 33510913


  3. Paul J Marano, Alexandra B Steverson, Caren Chen, Yifei Ma, Rachel J Stern, Jonathan Davis, Priscilla Hsue, Lucas S Zier. Abstract 13880: A Novel, Evidence-based, Standardized Discharge Checklist Reduces Thirty Day Heart Failure Readmissions in an Urban Safety Net Hospital. 2020. PMID:


  4. Alexandra B Steverson, Paul Marano, Caren Chen, Yifei Ma, Rachel Stern, Jonathan D Davis, Priscilla Hsue, Lucas S Zier. Abstract 16520: Predictors of Thirty Day Readmission in a Vulnerable and Underserved Urban Heart Failure Population. 2020. PMID:


  5. DesJardin JT, Manicardi M, Svetlichnaya Y, Kolaitis NA, Papolos AI, Selby VN, Zier LS, Klein L, Aras MA, Yao FY, Roberts JP, De Marco T. Non-Invasive Estimation of Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Improves Portopulmonary Hypertension Screening in Liver Transplant Candidates. 2019. PMID: 31074522


  6. Agarwal A, Cunnington C, Sabanayagam A, Zier L, McCulloch CE, Harris IS, Foster E, Atkinson D, Bryan A, Jenkins P, Dua J, Parker MJ, Karunaratne D, Moore JA, Meadows J, Clarke B, Hoschtitzky JA, Mahadevan VS. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the evaluation of liver disease in adults who have had the Fontan operation. 2017. PMID: 29198937


  7. Anushree Agarwal, Aarthi Sabanayagam, Ahmed Kheiwa, Colin Cunnington, Ian Harris, Edward Gerstenfeld, Charles McCulloch, Elyse Foster, Zian Tseng, Lucas Zier, Petra Jenkins, Jaspal Dua, Devinda Karunaratne, Sahrkaw Muhyaldeen, Amir Zaidi, Adam Fitzpatrick, Clifford Garratt, Bernard Clarke, Andreas Hoschtitzky, Vaikom Mahadevan. PREVALENCE AND PREDICTORS OF ATRIAL TACHYARRHYTHMIAS IN ADULT FONTAN PATIENTS. 2017. PMID:


  8. Anushree Agarwal, Aarthi Sabanayagam, Ahmed Kheiwa, Colin Cunnington, Lucas Zier, Charles McCulloch, Ian Harris, Elyse Foster, Dougal Atkinson, Angela Bryan, Petra Jenkins, Jaspal Dua, Michael Parker, Devinda Karunaratne, John A. Moore, Jeffery Meadows, Bernard Clarke, J. Andreas Hoschtitzky, Vaikom Mahadevan. PREVALENCE OF ELEVATED BODY MASS INDEX AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH CLINICAL FEATURES IN ADULT FONTAN PATIENTS. 2017. PMID:


  9. Sunil P. Singh, Lucas Zier, Nitish Badhwar, Randall Lee, Vaikom Mahadevan. TRANSCATHETER CLOSURE OF RESIDUAL LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE LEAKS FOLLOWING LARIAT DEVICE CLOSURE. 2017. PMID:


  10. Zier LS, Sievert H, Mahadevan VS. To close or not to close: contemporary indications for patent foramen ovale closure. 2016. PMID: 27616622


  11. Zier LS, Sottile PD, Hong SY, Weissfield LA, White DB. Surrogate decision makers' interpretation of prognostic information: a mixed-methods study. 2012. PMID: 22393131


  12. Lucas Zier, Douglas White. Resolving Conflicts With Surrogate Decision Makers: Response. 2010. PMID:


  13. Zier LS, Burack JH, Micco G, Chipman AK, Frank JA, White DB. Surrogate decision makers' responses to physicians' predictions of medical futility. Volume 136 of Issue 1. 2009. PMID: 19318665


  14. Zier LS, Burack JH, Micco G, Chipman AK, Frank JA, Luce JM, White DB. Doubt and belief in physicians' ability to prognosticate during critical illness: the perspective of surrogate decision makers. Volume 36 of Issue 8. 2008. PMID: 18596630