Kevin Douglas O'Brien M.D., F.A.H.A.

 Kevin  Douglas O'Brien M.D., F.A.H.A.

Specialties and Expertise

Cardiology, Heart Failure, Transplant 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 


Kevin Douglas O'Brien, M.D., F.A.H.A., is an expert in congestive heart failure, cardiac transplantation and lipid disorders, with clinical experience in echocardiographic and invasive evaluation of cardiomyopathy and atherosclerosis. He has been practicing in these fields for over 20 years. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. O'Brien earned his medical degree with honors, and completed his internship, residency and senior fellowships in metabolism, endocrinology, nutrition and cardiology at the University of Washington, Seattle. He also completed a chief medical residency at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System.

His clinical interests include post-cardiac transplant care, congestive heart failure and cardiovascular risk modification and prevention. His research interests include lipid disorders, diabetes and atherosclerosis, aortic valve disease pathogenesis and diabetic cardiomyopathy.

Dr. O'Brien is also a UW professor of medicine.

Personal Interests

When Dr. O'Brien isn't practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time hiking and traveling.

Teaching Interests

Scope of Care


Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education1984
Univ. of WashingtonInternshipMedicine
Univ. of WashingtonResidencyMedicine
Veterans Adm. Med. Center(Seattle)FellowshipMedicine


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineAdvanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology2014
American Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease1991
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine1987
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