Richard Cheng, M.D., M.Sc. is a UW associate professor of cardiology and an adjunct associate professor of radiology. Dr. Cheng is an expert in left ventricular dysfunction and cardiomyopathies, with specific focus on the following problems:
Heart failure and cardiomyopathies
Mechanical circulatory support, including LVAD and total artificial hearts.
Dr. Cheng strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes and views his relationship with patients as a joint decision-making process, where patient education and involvement are critical to the healing process.
Dr. Cheng earned his M.D. from Columbia University and his M.Sc. in clinical investigation from UCLA. His research interests include clinical trials and development of novel treatment options for heart failure, cardiomyopathies, cancer treatment related cardiac dysfunction, post-heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support.
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Cheng enjoys an active life of running, hiking and tennis. He also likes exploring new restaurants in the Seattle area and spending time with his family.