Dali Fan, M.D., Ph.D.

Dali Fan, M.D., Ph.D.


Cardiac Electrophysiology


Cardiovascular Medicine


Internal Medicine


  • Health Science Clinical Professor


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 0200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-3761
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I want to listen to the patients first. I want to understand the patient's need and maximize the patients satisfaction.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Fan is a general cardiologist. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and a fellow of American Society of Echocardiography (FASE). His expertise is in noninvasive cardiac imaging, particularly echocardiography. His other clinical expertise includes CCU service, inpatient cardiology consultation service and implantation of cardiac devices including pacemakers and ICDs. He also provides service to veterans at VA Mather.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Fan's research is on application of cardiac imaging in intervention cardiology, structural heart diseases and cardiac device implantations.


Cardiovascular Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Cardiovascular Services


M.D., Peking University Medical Science Center, Beijing, China 1989

Ph.D., Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY 1996

Internship: Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York NY 1996-1997


Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York NY 1997-1999


Cardiology, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York NY 1999-2002

Electrophysiology, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York NY 2009-2010

Echocardiolography, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA 2002-2004

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine,

American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease,

National Board of Echocardiography, Adult Echocardiography,

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology

American Society of Echocardiography

Honors and Awards

Board of Director, American Society of Echocardiography Foundation (ASEF), 2020, 2021, 2022

President, Chinese American Medical Association of California, 2020, 2021, 2022

California ACC Board of Directors, 2017, 2018, 2019

President, Chinese American Heart Association, 2014, 2015, 2016

Meritorious Service Award, International society of cardiovascular ultrasound, Chinese Ultrasound Doctor Association, 2011

Select Recent Publications

Sharma G, Singh GD, Smith TW, Fan D, Low RI, Rogers JH. Accuracy and procedural characteristics of standard needle compared with radiofrequency needle transseptal puncture for structural heart interventions. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May;89(6):E200-E206. doi:10.1002/ccd.26608. Epub 2016 May 24. PMID:27220107.

Main ML, Fan D, Reddy VY, Holmes DR, Gordon NT, Coggins TR, House JA, Liao L, Rabineau D, Latus GG, Huber KC, Sievert H, Wright RF, Doshi SK, Douglas PS. Assessment of Device-Related Thrombus and Associated Clinical Outcomes With the WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device for Embolic Protection in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation (from the PROTECT-AF Trial). Am J Cardiol. 2016 Apr 1;117(7):1127-34. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.01.039. Epub 2016 Feb 1. PMID:26993976.

Wettersten N, Fan D, Hsia HH. Not Simply Sinus Tachycardia. Am J Med. 2015 Sep;128(9):e13-4. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.04.024. Epub 2015 May 22.

Catanzaro JN, Makaryus JN, Makaryus AN, Sison C, Vavasis C, Fan D, Jadonath R. Echocardiographic predictors of ventricular tachycardia. Clin Med Insights Cardiol. 2015 Mar 12;8(Suppl 4):37-42. doi:10.4137/CMC.S18499. PMID:25861227.

Fan D, Makaryus JN, Wassef B, Suma V, Masry M, Makaryus AN. Exacerbation of pulmonic regurgitation by diastolic tricuspid regurgitation. Echocardiography. 2014 Sep;31(8):E234-9. doi:10.1111/echo.12673. Epub 2014 Jul 4. PMID:25041155.

Tournoux FB, Alabiad C, Fan D, Chen AA, Chaput M, Heist EK, Mela T, Mansour M, Reddy V, Ruskin JN, Picard MH, Singh JP. AB42-2: Acute hemodynamic response to cardiac resynchronization therapy is predictive of long-term clinical outcome in ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm Soc. 2006 May 1;3(5):S86-S87. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2006.02.266.


Makaryus AN, Fan D. Dangerous feather! J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2009 May-Jun;3(3):182-3. doi:10.1016/j.jcct.2009.02.003. Epub 2009 Feb 21. PMID:19285937.

Suma V, Makaryus AN, Rascon M, Doddamani S, Fan D, Boxt LM. Isolated subacute effusive and nonconstrictive epicarditis masquerading as a right atrial mass. Echocardiography. 2009 Jul;26(6):732-5. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8175.2008.00846.x. Epub 2009 Mar 10. Retraction in: Echocardiography. 2010 Aug;27(7):894. PMID:19490015.

Fan D, Makaryus AN, Hamik A, Finn AV, Isselbacher EM. Prosthetic valve dysfunction presenting as intermittent acute aortic regurgitation. Echocardiography. 2008 Sep;25(8):925-7. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8175.2008.00693.x. Epub 2008 May 13. PMID:18476977.

Barasch E, Fan D, Chukwu EO, Han J, Passick M, Petillo F, Norales A, Reichek N. Severe isolated aortic stenosis with normal left ventricular systolic function and low transvalvular gradients: pathophysiologic and prognostic insights. J Heart Valve Dis. 2008 Jan;17(1):81-8. PMID:18365573.