Nicole Cresalia

MD

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiologist

Biography

Dr. Nicole Cresalia is a pediatric cardiologist with expertise in pediatric, fetal and transesophageal echocardiography, which uses sound waves to create moving images of the heart. In addition to treating 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 the past several decades have seen a dramatic improvement in surgical outcomes for pediatric cardiology patients, enabling them to thrive.

Cresalia earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She then completed a residency in pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, followed by 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. She has also volunteered at an overnight camp for children with congenital heart defects. She is an assistant clinical professor at UCSF.

Education & Training

  • University of California, San Francisco, CA

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

Publications

  • Cresalia NM, Owens ST, Stillwell TL, Norris MD, Yu S, Retzloff L, Ensing GJ. Not just vegetations: focal myocardial changes in patients with fungal infections. Cardiol Young. 2021 Feb; 31(2):199-204. PubMed

  • Cresalia NM, Armstrong AK, Romano JC, Norris MD, Yu S, Rocchini AP, Zampi JD. Long-Term Outcomes After Surgical Pulmonary Arterioplasty and Risk Factors for Reintervention. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Feb; 105(2):622-628. PubMed

  • Mills RE, Lam VC, Tan A, Cresalia N, Oksenberg N, Zikherman J, Anderson M, Weiss A, Hermiston ML. Unbiased modifier screen reveals that signal strength determines the regulatory role murine TLR9 plays in autoantibody production. J Immunol. 2015 Apr 15; 194(8):3675-86. PubMed

  • Hermiston ML, Zikherman J, Tan AL, Lam VC, Cresalia NM, Oksenberg N, Goren N, Brassat D, Oksenberg JR, Weiss A. Differential impact of the CD45 juxtamembrane wedge on central and peripheral T cell receptor responses. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Jan 13; 106(2):546-51. PubMed

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