Top Doctors 2021: Cardiac Electrophysiology

Part of our 21st annual list of the region's best physicians

By ASTLE CONNOLLY MEDICAL LTD and Seattle Magazine Staff


May 12, 2021

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of Seattle Magazine.

These cardiologists focus on the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders.

Kasturi K. Ghia, M.D.: arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation, pacemakers/defibrillators; Kaiser Permanente Bellevue Medical Center, Cardiology Clinic, 11511 N.E. 10th St., floor 4, Bellevue, 425-502-3160

J. Alan Heywood, M.D.: radiofrequency ablation, pacemakers/defibrillators, arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation; Overlake Medical Clinic, Cardiology, 1135 116th Ave. N.E., floor 6 – Suite 600, Bellevue, 425-454-2656; Overlake Medical Center

Jad, D. Swingle, M.D.: arrhythmias, catheter ablation, pacemakers/defibrillators, atrial fibrillation; The Polyclinic, Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., floor 7, Seattle, 206-860-2302; Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus, Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus

Jeanne E. Poole, M.D.: arrhythmias, angioplasty and stent placement, pacemakers/defibrillators; Heart Institute at UW Medical Center – Montlake, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., floor 3, Seattle, 206-598-4300; University of Washington Medical Center

George L. Dolack, M.D.: catheter ablation, pacemakers/defibrillators; Valley Medical Center, Cardiology Clinic, 4011 Talbot Rd S., Suite 500, Renton, 425-690-3482

Christopher L. Fellows, M.D.: arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, angioplasty and stent placement, pacemakers/defibrillators; Virginia Mason Heart Institute, Lindeman Pavilion, 1201 Terry Ave., 206-341-1111; Virginia Mason Franciscan Health


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