April S. Stempien-Otero M.D., F.A.C.C. Accepting new patients

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General cardiology




April Stempien-Otero, M.D., F.A.C.C., is a board certified cardiologist at the Cardiology Clinic at UW Medical Center, the UW’s Craig Tall Family Endowed Chair in Heart Failure Research and a UW associate professor of Cardiology, Cardiology Research and Medicine and an adjunct associate professor of Pathology. She has been consistently listed as a Seattle Magazine Top Doctor.

Dr. Stempien-Otero specializes in heart failure transplant. She strives to create active partnerships with her patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Stempien-Otero earned her M.D. from the University of Connecticut. She is triple board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology and Internal Medicine. She has received the Mentored Physician Scientist Award by the National Institutes of Health and is a CME Teacher of the year. Her research interests include translational research in end-stage heart failure. 

Personal Interests

In her free time, Dr. Stempien-Otero enjoys soccer, cooking, trail running, and farming and gathering shellfish.
Regional Heart Center at UWMC

Heart Institute at UW Medical Center

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98195


Adult congenital heart disease, Advanced heart failure, Behavioral healthcare, Cancer care and your heart

Univ. of Connecticut

Medical education, 1990

UW - Division of Cardiology

Fellowship, Internal Medicine

Univ. of Virginia Hospitals


Univ. of Virginia Hospitals

Internship, Internal Medicine

Univ. of Virginia Hospitals

Residency, Internal Medicine


Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1997, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 1997, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, 1993, American Board of Internal Medicine