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.