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About Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD

Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD, is a board-certified cardiologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating heart rhythm disorders. She directs the Pacemaker and ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) Service at UC San Diego Health and leads one of the largest lead extraction programs in the Western United States.

Dr. Birgersdotter-Green's research interests include the mechanisms of arrhythmias, cardiac resynchronization therapy and developing new methods and indications for cardiac device implantation as well as lead extractions. She is actively involved in large clinical trials evaluating biventricular pacing therapy for heart failure management, new cardiac device technology and publishes regularly in electrophysiology journals. She has also co-authored several major consensus documents involving cardiac device guidelines and serves on the editorial review board for several prominent medical journals, including Heart Rhythm and the Journal of the American Journal of Cardiology.

Dr. Birgersdotter-Green completed fellowships in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She completed a fellowship in clinical pharmacology, as well as her internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She earned her medical degree from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and is board certified in cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Birgersdotter-Green is a member of the American Heart Association, the American College of Physicians, The European Heart Rhythm Association and a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society.
She has been voted a top doctor in San Diego Magazine's " Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society.

Dr. Birgersdotter-Green speaks several other languages, including Swedish, German and French.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information on cardiology at UC San Diego, see Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • Vanderbilt University, Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Internship

  • Vanderbilt University, Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • French
  • German
  • Swedish

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease

Conditions and Treatments

  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Pacemaker/ICD Implantation
  • Cardiac Device and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Irregular Heartbeat (Arrhythmia)
  • Heart Rhythm Disorders
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Laser Lead Extraction
  • Lead Extraction
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted