Dr. Linker is director of the Inpatient Cardiology Consultation Service at UWMC, and a UW associate professor of medicine and bioengineering. In addition…
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Patient Care Philosophy
I view my relationship with the patient as being a consultant. In addition to diagnosis, my role is to help them understand their condition and the options for treatment, and how these fit with their personal preferences. I can then help coordinate the full resources and skills we have at the Regional Heart Center to help the patient achieve the treatment goals.
During my career I have seen a dramatic increase in effective treatments for a wide range of heart conditions, and it is gratifying to practice at an institution that is capable of providing all of these treatments. I often say that medicine is a “team sport”, and we are fortunate to have an outstanding team at the University of Washington.
Skiing, hiking, mountaineering, reading and computer programming.
Valvular heart disease; congenital heart disease; general cardiology; echocardiography.
Atrial fibrillation, risk models of heart disease, effective choice of diagnostic tests, diastolic function/dysfunction, echocardiography and commercialization of research.
|Stanford University School of Medicine||Medical education||1976
|Stanford University Medical Center||Fellowship||
|Univ. of Calif. Davis Medical Center||Internship||
|UW - Dept. of Pediatrics||Residency||
|UW - Division of Cardiology||Fellowship||
|UW - Division of General Internal Medicine||Residency||
|American Board of Internal Medicine||Cardiovascular Disease||1989
|American Board of Pediatrics||Pediatrics||1984
|American Board of Internal Medicine||Internal Medicine||1979