Jeffrey Gossett


Director of Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support, SF
Pediatric cardiologist
International Guild of Rocking Horse Makers member

Dr. Jeffrey Gossett is a pediatric cardiologist who treats heart birth defects as well as heart conditions that develop in childhood. He specializes in treating patients who develop heart failure and require evaluation for heart transplantation. He also treats patients with cardiomyopathy and end stage congenital heart disease, or a heart abnormality that is present at birth.

Gossett's research focuses on improving heart transplant outcomes. He has investigated rejection after heart transplantation, when the body's immune system attacks the transplanted heart, and heart transplant complications in children born with one functioning ventricle in the heart. He is also interested in ethical issues impacting pediatric heart transplantation.

Gossett received his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital followed by fellowships in pediatric cardiology and pediatric cardiac catheterization and cardiac intensive care at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Gossett is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Pediatric Heart Transplant Society, International Pediatric Transplant Association and International Guild of Rocking Horse Makers.

  • Education

    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, MD, 1997

  • Residencies

    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatrics, 2000

  • Fellowships

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Pediatric Cardiology, 2005

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Catheterization and Cardiac Intensive Care, 2006

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

    Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics

  • Academic Title


A patient asked me recently why I do what I do — my honest answer was that it is a privilege to be allowed to care for kids who I can help.

Clinics I work with


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Cardiology Clinic

Cardiology Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / Berkeley / Brentwood / Eureka / Fairfield / Fr...

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Echocardiography Imaging Program

Echocardiography Imaging Program

San Francisco / Oakland / Berkeley / Brentwood / Eureka / Fairfield / Fr...


Heart Failure & Transplant Program

Heart Failure & Transplant Program

San Francisco / Oakland / Modesto


Interventional Cardiology Program

Interventional Cardiology Program

San Francisco / Oakland

Selected research

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