Nicole Cresalia, MD

Pediatric cardiologist

Dr. Nicole Cresalia is a pediatric cardiologist with expertise in pediatric, fetal and transesophageal echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart). In addition to caring for infants and children as outpatients in the clinic, she cares for hospitalized pediatric patients with heart disease or following cardiac surgery.

Cresalia enjoys educating families on how surgical outcomes for pediatric cardiology patients have dramatically improved over the past several decades, enabling children to thrive.

In her research, Cresalia is interested in using noninvasive imaging techniques – fetal ultrasound, transthoracic echocardiography and 3-D echocardiography – to predict and improve patient outcomes. She is also interested in how to enhance education at all stages of medical training.

Cresalia earned her medical degree and completed a residency in pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan, where she also trained in advanced noninvasive imaging.

Cresalia belongs to the American Society of Echocardiography, Society of Pediatric Echocardiography and Fetal Heart Society. In 2010, she received the Jessie L. Ternberg Award, given for determination, perseverance and dedication to patients. Her volunteer work has included providing care at an overnight camp for children born with heart defects.


Fetal Cardiovascular Program
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

Pediatric Echocardiography
1825 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-3774
Fax: (415) 353-8675

Pediatric Heart Center Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2008
Fax: (415) 353-4144

More about Nicole Cresalia


Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis 2010


Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Pediatrics 2013


University of Michigan, Pediatric Cardiology 2016