David A. Dichek M.D.

 David  A. Dichek M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Cardiology, Cardiovascular surgery


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 


David A. Dichek, M.D., is a UW professor of medicine and associate director of research in the Division of Cardiology. He holds the John L. Locke Jr. Family Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research and Treatment and an adjunct appointment in the Department of Pathology.

Dr. Dichek earned his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a cardiology clinical fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.

His clinical interests include coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and preventive cardiology. His research interests include vascular biology with a focus on the contributions of the plasminogen-plasminogen activator system and transforming growth factor-beta to vascular disease; gene transfer to blood vessels; and gene therapy for cardiovascular disease.

Personal Interests

In his spare time, Dr. Dichek enjoys bicycle touring, reading Shakespeare and watching French cinema and classic films.

Research Interests


UCLA Medical CenterMedical education1984

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease1993
American Board of Internal MedicineGeneral Internal Medicine1987
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