Top Doctors 2021: Cardiovascular Disease

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

By CASTLE CONNOLLY MEDICAL LTD and Seattle Magazine Staff

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May 12, 2021

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

These cardiologists treat disorders of the heart, lungs and blood vessels.

Ronnier Aviles, M.D.: non-invasive cardiology, invasive cardiology, peripheral vascular disease, coronary artery disease; Overlake Medical Clinic, Cardiology, 1135 116th Ave. N.E., floor 6 – Suite 600, Bellevue, 425-454-2656; Overlake Medical Center

Ryan Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.: carotid artery disease, heart valve disease, preventive cardiology; Kaiser Permanente Bellevue Medical Center, 11511 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue, 425-502-3160; Overlake Medical Center

Keiko Aikawa, M.D.: preventive cardiology, heart disease in women, coronary artery disease, echocardiography; Pacific Medical Center – First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206-505-1300; Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus, Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus

Philip G. Massey, M.D.: heart valve disease, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, vascular medicine; Pacific Medical Centers Specialty Care-Canyon Park, 1909 214th St. S.E., Suite 300, Bothell, 206-505-1300; Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus, Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus

Humera Ali, M.D.: cholesterol/lipid disorders, interventional cardiology, preventive cardiology; 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

Kier V. Huehnergarth, M.D.: coronary artery disease, cholesterol/lipid disorders; The Polyclinic, Northgate Plaza, 9709 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle, 206-860-2302; Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus, Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus

James P. Willems, M.D.: coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, preventive cardiology, cardiac catheterization; 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

David A. Dichek, M.D.: coronary artery disease, angina, ischemic heart disease, preventive cardiology; Heart Institute at UW Medical Center – Montlake, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., floor 3, Seattle, 206-598-4300; University of Washington Medical Center

Daniel P. Fishbein, M.D.: transplant medicine-heart, heart failure; Heart Institute at UW Medical Center – Montlake, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., floor 3, Seattle, 206-598-4300; University of Washington Medical Center

Eric V. Krieger, M.D.: congenital heart disease-adult, Heart Institute at UW Medical Center – Montlake, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., floor 3, Seattle, 206-598-4300; University of Washington Medical Center

William Robb MacLellan, M.D.: heart failure; Heart Institute at UW Medical Center – Montlake, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., floor 3, Seattle, 206-598-4300; University of Washington Medical Center

Catherine M. Otto, M.D.: heart valve disease, echocardiography, Marfan Syndrome, congenital heart disease; Heart Institute at UW Medical Center – Montlake, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., floor 3, Seattle, 206-598-4300; University of Washington Medical Center

Karen K. Stout M.D.; congenital heart disease-adult, heart valve disease, heart disease in pregnancy, echocardiography; Heart Institute at UW Medical Center – Montlake, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., floor 3, Seattle, 206-598-4300; University of Washington Medical Center

Julie Heyn, M.D.: carotid artery disease, cholesterol/lipid disorders, hypertension; Summit Cardiology, 1536 N. 115 St., McMurray Building, Suite 200, Seattle, 206-363-1004; UW Medical Center – Northwest

Sara O. Weiss, M.D.: invasive cardiology, echocardiography, heart failure; Virginia Mason Heart Institute, Lindeman Pavilion, 1201 Terry Ave., Seattle, 206-341-1111; Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Joan S. Woo, M.D.: preventive cardiology, heart failure, echocardiography, aortic disease; Virginia Mason Heart Institute, Lindeman Pavilion, 1201 Terry Ave., Seattle, 206-341-1111; Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

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