G. Burkhard Mackensen M.D., Ph.D., F.A.S.E.

 G.  Burkhard Mackensen M.D., Ph.D., F.A.S.E.

Specialties and Expertise

Anesthesiology, Critical care medicine, Interventional Echocardiography


Regional Heart Center


English, German


G. Burkhard Mackensen, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.S.E., is a professor of anesthesiology, chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, UW Medical Education and Research Endowed Professor in Anesthesiology and an adjunct professor of medicine. Dr. Mackensen is an internationally recognized expert in cardiothoracic anesthesiology, critical care medicine and interventional echocardiography.

Dr. Mackensen earned his M.D. from the University of Hamburg, Germany and his Ph.D. from the Technical University in Munich, Germany. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University Hospital in Munich and fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesia at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He is board-certified in echocardiography.

His clinical interests include cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesiology, critical care medicine, transesophageal echocardiography and interventional echocardiography. His research interests include clinical outcomes after cardiothoracic surgery, utility of three-dimensional echocardiography and value of three-dimensional printing of the heart and its components.

Personal Interests

Together with his family, Dr. Mackensen enjoys spending time in the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. He particularly enjoys skiing, bicycling, hiking and sailing.


Technische Universitat Med SchoolOther Education2005
Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitaet MuenchenFellowshipCritical Care Medicine2002
Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitaet MuenchenResidencyAnesthesiology2002
Duke University Medical CenterFellowshipAnesthesiology2000
Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitaet MuenchenResidencyAnesthesiology1997
Universitaetsklinikum MuensterResidencyInternal Medicine1995
University of HamburgMedical education1994


Board Certifications

National Board of EchocardiographyEchocardiography2000
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