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Cardiology (cardiovascular disease)


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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.

Personal Interests

When away from medicine, Dr. Linker enjoys skiing, hiking, mountaineering, reading and computer programming.
Regional Heart Center at UWMC

Heart Institute at UW Medical Center

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98195


Adult congenital heart disease, Advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, Behavioral healthcare, Cancer care and your heart

Stanford University School of Medicine

Medical education, 1976

Stanford University Medical Center

Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology

UW - Division of Cardiology

Fellowship, Cardiology

UW - Dept. of Pediatrics

Residency, Pediatrics

UW - Division of General Internal Medicine

Residency, Internal Medicine

Univ. of Calif. Davis Medical Center



Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1989, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics, 1984, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine, 1979, American Board of Internal Medicine