David T. Linker, M.D., has over 30 years of experience in cardiology, with expertise in congenital heart disease and echocardiography. He is director of the Inpatient Cardiology Consultation Service at UW Medical Center and UW associate professor of medicine and bioengineering.
Dr. Linker earned his M.D. from Stanford University in California. He completed residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics and a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Washington; a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Stanford University; and is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology and pediatrics.
His clinical interests include valvular and congenital heart disease, general cardiology and echocardiography. His research interests include atrial fibrillation, heart disease risk models, effective choice of diagnostic tests, diastolic function/dysfunction, echocardiography and research commercialization. He also helped develop the Seattle Heart Failure Model to aid physicians and patients understand the potential benefits of therapies.
When away from medicine, Dr. Linker enjoys skiing, hiking, mountaineering, reading and computer programming.