Shirin Jimenez, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Shirin Jimenez, M.D.

Associate Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

To see if Shirin Jimenez is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).




Heart Transplantation

Advanced Heart Failure


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Cardiology Clinic
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Jimenez is committed to delivering patient-centered, high quality cardiovascular care to all patients. She values the unique aspects of each patient and strives to adapt care to meet the particular needs of each patient and their families.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Jimenez is a board certified cardiologist and transplant/advanced heart failure cardiologist who received her medical degree from Stanford University. She completed both internship and residency at Stanford University. She completed her cardiology and advanced heart failure/heart transplantation fellowship at Stanford University. Her main clinical interests include heart failure, social determinants of health and their effect on cardiovascular health, mechanical circulatory support, and heart transplantation.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Jimenez focuses on clinical research to advance the care of heart failure patients. These projects include clinical trials to improve the care of valvular heart disease as well as pragmatic studies to improve access to care for undeserved patients.


Cardiovascular Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Transplant Center

Undergraduate School

B.S., Stanford University, Stanford CA 2005

Medical School

M.D., Stanford University, Stanford CA 2009


Internal Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford CA 2009-2010


Internal Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford CA 2010-2012


Internal Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford CA 2013-2016

Stanford Advanced Practice Physician Champion Award Nominee, 2018

Charles Dorsey Armstrong Award for Excellence in Clinical Care by a Resident, 2012

Excellence in Clinical Teaching by a Medicine Resident, 2011

Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award, 2010

Caton JB, Jimenez S, Wang SX. Things We Do for No Reason™: Fluid Restriction for the Management of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure in Patients With Reduced Ejection Fraction. J Hosp Med. 2021 Dec;16(12):754-756. doi:10.12788/jhm.3639. PMID:34826269.

Pearson K, Anderson CAM, Jimenez S, Montez-Rath ME, Chang TI. Sodium Excretion and Cardiovascular Outcomes in African American Patients With CKD: Findings From the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension. Kidney Med. 2019 Dec 10;2(1):80-82. doi:10.1016/j.xkme.2019.10.008. PMID:32734229.

Khush K, Zarafshar S. Molecular Diagnostic Testing in Cardiac Transplantation. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2017 Oct 13;19(11):118. doi:10.1007/s11886-017-0915-1. PMID:29030720.

Knowles JW, Zarafshar S, Pavlovic A, Goldstein BA, Tsai S, Li J, McConnell MV, Absher D, Ashley EA, Kiernan M, Ioannidis JPA, Assimes TL. Impact of a Genetic Risk Score for Coronary Artery Disease on Reducing Cardiovascular Risk: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Study. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2017 Aug 14;4:53. doi:10.3389/fcvm.2017.00053. PMID:28856136.

Abnousi F, Kang G, Giacomini J, Yeung A, Zarafshar S, Vesom N, Ashley E, Harrington R, Yong C. A novel noninvasive method for remote heart failure monitoring: the EuleriAn video Magnification apPLications In heart Failure studY (AMPLIFY). NPJ Digit Med. 2019 Aug 21;2:80. doi:10.1038/s41746-019-0159-0.

Zarafshar S, Froelicher V. Heart murmurs in athletes: from personal history and physical examination sections. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2015 May-Jun;14(3):260-3. doi:10.1097/ PMID:25968869.

Pickham D, Zarafshar S, Sani D, Kumar N, Froelicher V. Comparison of three ECG criteria for athlete pre-participation screening. J Electrocardiol. 2014 Nov-Dec;47(6):769-74. doi:10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2014.07.019. Epub 2014 Aug 2. PMID:25155389.

Zarafshar S, Wong M, Singh N, Aggarwal S, Adhikarla C, Froelicher VF. Resting ST amplitude: prognosis and normal values in an ambulatory clinical population. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2013 Nov;18(6):519-29. doi:10.1111/anec.12066. Epub 2013 Oct 23. PMID:24147772.

Yong CM, Zarafshar S, Froelicher V. J wave patterns and ST elevation in women. J Electrocardiol. 2013 Sep-Oct;46(5):417-23. doi:10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2013.06.027. PMID:23981308.

Varr BC, Zarafshar S, Coakley T, Liedtke M, Lafayette RA, Arai S, Schrier SL, Witteles RM. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placement in patients with cardiac amyloidosis. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Jan;11(1):158-62. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2013.10.026. Epub 2013 Oct 10. PMID:24121001.