David A. Dichek, MD, FAHA
Professor
Medicine
Adjunct Professor
Pathology
Associate Director, Research
John L. Locke, Jr. Family Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research and Treatment

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Dichek is a UW professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology and is the division's associate director of research. He holds the John L. Locke Jr. Family Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research and Treatment and also has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Pathology.

He has a clinical practice in general cardiology and a research program that includes gene transfer and gene therapy for cardiovascular disease and work on factors that cause blood vessel disease.
He earned his bachelor's degree in Romance languages and literatures from Princeton University and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was an internal medicine resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and a clinical fellow in cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and is a fellow of the American Heart Association. Dr. Dichek's personal interests include bicycle touring, reading Shakespeare, French and other classic cinema.

Education & Training: 
Clinical Fellowship in Cardiology
Johns Hopkins Hospital & National Institutes of Health
Baltimore, MD
Residency in Internal Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
1987
MD
University of California- Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
1984
BA, Romance Languages and Literatures
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
1976
Honors: 
Seattle's Top Docs, Castle Connolly and Seattle Magazine
2016-2017
Seattle's Top Docs, Castle Connolly and Seattle Magazine
2010-2012
Atherosclerosis and Inflammation in the Cardiovascular System Study Section, CSR, NIH
2014
Irvine Page Young Investigator Award Selection Committee, AHA
2014-NOW
John Locke Jr., Family Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research and Treatment
2001-NOW
Fellow of the American Heart Association
2001-NOW
Editorial Board, Circulation
1996-2008
Editorial Board, Circulation Research
1996-2008
Editorial Board, Human Gene Therapy
1998-2009
Editorial Board, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
2001-NOW
Special Recognition Award, ATVB Council of the American Heart Association
2008
Leadership Committee, Council of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, AHA
2006-2008
Pathology A Study Section, NIH
1999-2001
Ad hoc reviewer, Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee, NIH
2000
Established Investigator, AHA
1997-2000
Vascular Biology Study Section, National AHA
199501999
Vascular Biology Study Section, National AHA
2011-2014
Stafford Warren Medal, UCLA Medical School, given to the graduating student with the highest academic ranking
1984
Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University
1976
Magna Cum Laude, Princeton University
1976