Todd F. Dardas M.D., M.S.

Todd F. Dardas M.D., M.S.

Specialties and Expertise



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. Dardas is an attending physician in heart failure transplant cardiology and a UW acting assistant professor of medicine. He sees patients with all types of heart failure, advanced valve disease, ischemic heart disease, patients before and after heart transplant and patients with mechanical hearts. His research is currently supported by grant funding from the American College of Cardiology.

He conducts research into the fairness and effectiveness of the heart allocation system. He has an interest in the cost and effectiveness of the many available cardiovascular devices and surgeries available for advanced cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Dardas earned his bachelor’s degree from Miami University at Oxford and his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He received a master’s degree in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan. He came to the UW as a fellow in 2013 for the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship. He received his Heart Failure and Transplant Clinical Fellowship at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his internal medicine residency, also at the University of Michigan. During his UW training, he was chief cardiology fellow.

He is a member of the American College of Cardiology and is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is also a member of the American Heart Association.

Patient Care Philosophy

I strive to involve patients in their care by providing up-to-date information on lifestyle changes, medications, devices and surgeries for advanced heart failure. I have a particular interest in establishing difficult diagnoses for unknown causes of heart failure. I am motivated to work with and for patients to help them achieve an acceptable quality of life despite the limitations of heart failure.

Personal Interests

Hiking, photography and board games.

Clinical Interests

Heart failure, heart transplant, mechanical hearts and left ventricular assist devices.

Research Interests

Timing of advanced heart failure therapies, cost-effectiveness of heart failure therapies and diastolic heart failure.


Case Western Reserve UniversityMedical education2003
Univ. of Michigan Med. Ctr.InternshipInternal Medicine
Univ. of Michigan Med. Ctr.ResidencyInternal Medicine
Univ. of Michigan, School of Public HealthMaster
UW - Division of CardiologyFellowshipCardiovascular Disease


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineAdvanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology2014
American Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease2013
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