Elina Minami, M.D., is a board certified physician at the Cardiology Clinic at UW Medical Center and a UW associate professor of Medicine and Cardiology.
Dr. Minami is an expert in the management of advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation. She employs a patient-centered approach in managing her patients' care, working with them to find balance in living with a chronic condition.
Dr. Minami earned her M.D. from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is board certified in both Cardiology and in Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation. Her clinical interests include the management of pulmonary hypertension, advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation. Her research interests include stem-cell based therapies in cardiac repair and research in antibody-mediated rejection.
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Minami enjoys playing piano, dancing, bicycling, cooking and traveling.