David A. Dichek M.D.

 David  A. Dichek M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery


Regional Heart Center




Primary Location

Cardiac Clinic & Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4300|Map It 


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.

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.


UCLA Medical CenterMedical education1984
Johns Hopkins University SOMFellowshipCardiology
Massachusetts General HospitalFellowshipCardiology
Massachusetts General HospitalInternshipInternal Medicine
Massachusetts General HospitalResidencyInternal Medicine
National Institutes of HealthFellowshipCardiovascular Disease

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease1993
American Board of Internal MedicineGeneral Internal Medicine1987
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