Central California Faculty Medical Group (CCFMG) and its University Centers of Excellence are now Inspire Health Medical Group.

Richard Kiel, MD

Associate Professor, UCSF


Richard Kiel, MD, is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.

He completed residency in internal medicine at UCSF Fresno where he served as Chief Resident. His adult cardiovascular disease fellowship was also completed at UCSF Fresno. Dr. Kiel then went on to finish his advanced heart failure and cardiac transplant fellowship at UCSF.

He has earned many honors including the American College of Cardiology, California Chapter, Excellence in Cardiology Fellowship Award and the Central California Veterans Hospital Excellence in Physician Values Award.

In his free time, Dr. Kiel enjoys creative writing, oil and watercolor painting, and playing the guitar.

Education and Training

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Fellowship – University of California, San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
  • Adult Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship – UCSF Fresno – Community Regional Medical Center – Fresno, CA
  • Internal Medicine Residency – UCSF Fresno – Community Regional Medical Center – Fresno, CA
  • Doctor of Medicine – Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – California State University, Fresno – Fresno, CA

Licensure & Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease Subspecialty
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • California State Medical License