David Linker, M.D., is a board certified cardiologist at the Cardiology Clinic at UW Medical Center, director of the UW Medicine Inpatient Cardiology Consultation Service and a UW associate professor of Medicine and Cardiology and an adjunct associate professor of Bioengineering.
Dr. Linker has extensive expertise in congenital heart disease and echocardiography. He strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Linker earned his M.D. from Stanford. He is triple board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. 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.
Education and Training
Stanford University School of Medicine
Medical education, 1976
Univ. of Calif. Davis Medical Center
UW - Division of General Internal Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine
UW - Division of Cardiology
UW - Dept. of Pediatrics
Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease, 1989, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pediatric Cardiology, 1988, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, 1984, American Board of Pediatrics
Internal Medicine, 1979, American Board of Internal Medicine