Claudio Bravo Portrait Headshot
Assistant Professor
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Claudio Bravo is originally from Valparaiso, Chile where he attended to medical school. Most of Dr. Bravo’s research has focused on finding novel molecular mechanisms of heart failure and his main contribution has been describing the role of adenylyl cyclase type 5 in the ischemic and failing heart. He is also an active member and author of the Cochrane Collaboration and other national and internationally recognized societies and journals. More recently, he became more invested in understanding the outcomes of patients with advanced heart failure that are supported with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and the consequences of this device in the right ventricle. On his most recent project, he is searching for unique molecular signatures of right ventricular failure in patients supported with LVAD with the hope of identifying potential pharmacological targets to treat this disease that thus far does not have any medical treatment.

Education & Training: 
Medical Education
Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción
Post-doctoral Fellowship
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
New Jersey
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease
Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College
Bronx, NY
Fellowship, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia University
New York, NY
Heart Failure Board Certified
Mailing Address: 

University of Washington Medical Center 
1959 NE Pacific Street
Box 356422 
Seattle, WA 98195-6422


Administrative Support Contact:

Mary Ann Bonds


For appointments or other clinical matters, please contact the Heart Institute.