Dr. Melvin Donald Cheitlin MD Cardiologist

Dr. Melvin Cheitlin is a cardiologist in San Francisco, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and UCSF Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 60 years. He is one of 12 doctors at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and one of 101 at UCSF Medical Center who specialize in Cardiovascular Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Cardiologist: General Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation

UCSF Medical Center
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Education & Medical Training

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1956–1958

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1959–1960

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Internship, Transitional Year, 1954–1955

Temple University School of Medicine
Class of 1954


Other Training, 1950

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award
2011

John J. Sampson Award for Distinction in Cardiology, AHA–Western States Affiliate
2005

Cardiology Faculty Special Award
2004

Special Recognition Award, Laennec Society of the AHA Council on Clinical Cardiology
1999

Outstanding Teacher Award 1998-1999, UCSF Cardiology Fellows
1998

“Master of the American College of Cardiology” (MACC)
1998

Master Award, University of Miami School of Medicine
1997

Bay Area's Best Physicians, San Francisco Focus Magazine
1997

Nominee, UCSF School of Medicine, Class of 1995, for Teaching Award
1995

Excellence in Teaching Award for 1994-1995, Clinical Fellows of the University of California, San Francisco
1995

Gifted Teachers Award, American College of Cardiology
1995

Nominee, UCSF School of Medicine, Class of 1996, for Outstanding Lecture Series
1994

Nominee, UCSF School of Medicine, Class of 1993, for Stimulating Lecture Series and for Outstanding Lecture
1991

Laureate Award, Army Chapter of the American College of Physicians
1989

Nominee, Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
1989

Nominee, Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
1992

Nominee, Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
1994

Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Senior Students, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
1980

Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Senior Students, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
1983

Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Senior Students, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
1984

Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Senior Students, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
1986

Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
1978

Legion of Merit Medal, U.S. Army
1974

Certificate of Achievements, U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research, WRAMC
1972

Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Army
1971

"A" Prefix in Cardiology, U.S. Army
1971

Commendation Medal, U.S. Army
1964

Commendation Medal, U.S. Army
1968

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)

Distinguished Fellow, Society of Geriatric Cardiology

Fellow (FACP), American College of Physicians

Publications & Presentations

Sexual Activity and Cardiovascular Disease A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
Glenn N. Levine, MD, FAHA, Chair; Elaine E. Steinke, RN, PhD, FAHA; Faisal G. Bakaeen, MD; Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FAHA; Melvin D. Cheitlin, MD, FAHA; Jamie Beth Conti, MD; Elyse Foster, MD, FAHA; Tiny Jaarsma, RN, PhD, FAHA; Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD; Richard A. Lange, MD, MBA, FAHA; Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD; Barry J. Maron, MD; Debra K. Moser, DNSc, RN, FAHA; E. Magnus Ohman, MD; Allen D. Seftel, MD; William J. Stewart, MD 2012 1 1

Pulmonary Artery Rupture from Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring
Armstrong EJ, McCabe JM, Cheitlin MD 2011 1 1

Congenital anomalies of coronary arteries : Role in the pathogenesis of sudden cardiac death
Cheitlin MD, Macgregor J 2009 6 1

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