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christiane A. schaeffler Md, facc

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Medical School: USC Keck School of Medicine

Medical Residency: USC Keck

Cardiology Fellowship: NY Presbyterian

Echocardiography Fellowship: UCSF

Joined Pacific Heart in 2022.

Dr. Schaeffler is a non-invasive cardiologist who joined Pacific Heart in 2022.


She was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended UC Berkeley where she graduated with degrees in Molecular Biology and English Literature. She then attended medical school, as well as internship and residency at USC, Keck School of Medicine. Following this training she completed a cardiology fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell. She also served as a chief fellow for the program in her final year. She then moved back to California for an additional fellowship year in echocardiography at UCSF. She served as an assistant professor and attending physician in cardiology at the Keck School of Medicine and LA County Hospital, teaching and working alongside fellows, residents and medical students on consultative cardiology services, in the CCU and in the echocardiography lab. She remains a clinical faculty member. She has extensive experience in structural echocardiography for the use of percutaneous interventions such as Mitra-Clip and Watchman placement. She also has special interests in prevention as well as the use of multi-modality imaging to guide care. Dr. Schaeffler is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Echocardiography.


Dr. Schaeffler is committed to working with each of her patients to develop individualized care plans in order to prevent and manage existing cardiovascular disease. She has spent time throughout her career invested in research to better understand mechanisms behind cardiovascular disease and has published several articles, reviews and chapters as well as presented at national and international meetings.


When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as her extended family and friends. She also enjoys cycling, running and traveling.

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