Zachary D. Goldberger M.D., M.S.

Zachary D. Goldberger M.D., M.S.

Specialties and Expertise

Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Echocardiography, Education, General Internal Medicine


Regional Heart Center




Primary Location

Cardiology Clinic at Harborview

325 9th Ave., Ground East Clinic
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. Goldberger is the director of the Electrocardiography/Holter Laboratory at Harborview Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Goldberger completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan and a health services research fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program. He is currently a UW assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington School of Medicine, and serves as an associate program director for the cardiology fellowship.

Dr. Goldberger’s primary area of scholarly focus is non-invasive cardiac electrophysiology, including resuscitation science. He is the author of nearly 40 peer-reviewed publications, as well as a co-author of two textbooks, one of which is Goldberger's Clinical Electrocardiography: A Simplified Approach (Elsevier; 2012). 

Dr. Goldberger is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Heart Rhythm Society, and the American College of Physicians. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Electrocardiology, Circulation, and JAMA Internal Medicine, and is currently on the Writing Committee for three clinical practice guidelines through the ACC and AHA. He was the recipient of the UWSOM 2014 Cardiology Teaching Excellence Award, as well as the 2013 AHA Max Harry Weil Award for Resuscitation Science. He also serves on the ACC/AHA Task Force for Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Patient Care Philosophy

I find every aspect of cardiovascular medicine fascinating. I try to use this enthusiasm to help patients become invested in their own care and to understand their heart disease.

Personal Interests

Classical and jazz music.

Clinical Interests

Noninvasive cardiology; electrocardiography; echocardiography.

Teaching Interests

His teaching interests center upon improving ECG literacy and cardiac physical examination skills in trainees.

Research Interests

Resuscitation science; noninvasive electrophysiology; health services research; clinical practice guidelines.


Univ. of MichiganMaster2012
Yale University School of MedicineMedical education2004
Univ. of Michigan Med. Ctr.Fellowship
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineInternship
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineResidency
Veterans Adm. Med.Center(Seattle)Teaching Appointment

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease2013
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine2007
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