David Anthony Dichek M.D.

David Anthony Dichek M.D.

Bio

Dr. Dichek is a UW professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology and the division's associate director of research. He holds the John L. Locke Jr.…

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Patient Care Philosophy

"Mutual trust, respect and education. I am your advocate in a complex environment that usually includes several diagnostic and therapeutic options."

Personal Interests

Bicycle touring, reading Shakespeare, French and other classic cinema.

Clinical Interests

General cardiology, including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and preventive cardiology.

Research Interests

Vascular biology with a focus on the contributions of the plasminogen-plasminogen activator system and transforming growth factor-beta to vascular disease; gene transfer to blood vessels; and gene therapy for cardiovascular disease.

Education

  • InstitutionCredentialYear
  • UCLA Medical CenterMedical education1984
  • Johns Hopkins University SOMFellowship
  • Massachusetts General HospitalInternship
  • Massachusetts General HospitalResidency
  • Massachusetts General HosptialFellowship
  • National Institutes of HealthFellowship

Board Certifications

  • CertificationSpecialtyYear
  • American Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease1993
  • American Board of Internal MedicineGeneral Internal Medicine1987
Dr. Dichek is a UW professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology and the division's associate director of research. He holds the John L. Locke Jr. Family Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research and Treatment and also has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Pathology.

He has a clinical practice in general cardiology and a research program that includes gene transfer and gene therapy for cardiovascular disease and work on factors that cause blood vessel disease.

He earned his bachelor's degree in Romance languages and literatures from Princeton University and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was an internal medicine resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and a clinical fellow in cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and is a fellow of the American Heart Association.

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