Richard K. Cheng M.D. Accepting new patients

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Cardiovascular imaging, Cardiovascular services




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
Cardiac imaging
Cardiac amyloidosis
Cardiac sarcoidosis
Heart transplantation
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.

Personal Interests

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.
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

UCLA Medical Center

Fellowship, 2013, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Master, 2012

UCLA Medical Center

Fellowship, 2012

UCLA School of Medicine

Residency, 2008, Internal Medicine

UCLA Medical Center

Internship, 2006, Internal Medicine

Columbia University

Medical education, 2005

University of Washington

Teaching Appointment


Board Certifications
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 2014, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology, 2012, American Board of Nuclear Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2012, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Echocardiography, 2012, National Board of Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine, 2008, American Board of Internal Medicine