Catherine Otto, M.D., is a board certified physician at UW Medical Center, director of the UW Heart Valve Clinic, the J. Ward Kennedy-Hamilton Endowed Chair in Cardiology and a UW professor of Cardiology and Medicine.
Dr. Otto is recognized internationally as an expert in heart valve disease, Marfan syndrome and other inherited structural heart conditions. She strives to create active partnerships with her patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Otto earned her M.D. at the UW. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. Her research on calcific aortic valve disease shows the disease may be amenable to medical therapy. Her research includes a landmark study demonstrating mild valve thickening is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. She received the American College of Cardiology Distinguished Scientist Award for this research.
Dr. Otto enjoys serving as cardiology editor-in-chief for Up-to-Date, an online medical textbook, and editor-in-chief for Heart, the journal of the British Cardiovascular Society.