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Cardiology (cardiovascular disease)


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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.

Personal Interests

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Minami enjoys playing piano, dancing, bicycling, cooking and traveling.
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

UW - Division of Cardiology

Fellowship, 2003, Cardiology

Oregon Health & Science University

Residency, 1999, Internal Medicine

Oregon Health & Science University

Internship, 1996, Internal Medicine

George Washington University -SOM

Medical education, 1995


Board Certifications
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 2012, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2002, American Board of Internal Medicine