Elina Minami, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Minami is a clinical associate professor of medicine and is an expert in the management of advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation. She also has an interest in the management of pulmonary hypertension. 

Dr. Minami earned her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and her M.D. degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine. She obtained her cardiovascular fellowship training at the University of Washington and focused her area of interest in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation. She is board certified in cardiology and advanced heart failure/cardiac transplantation. She emphasizes a patient-centered approach in managing her patients and working together with them to find balance in living with a chronic condition.

Dr. Minami's personal interests include playing piano, dancing, bicycling, cooking, and traveling. She speaks English and Japanese.

Education & Training: 
Fellowship in Cardiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Internship and Residency
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington D.C.
BS, Biology
University of California- Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Mailing Address: 

University of Washington Medical Center

1959 NE Pacific Street

Box 356422

Seattle, WA 98195-6422


Non-Clinical Administrative Support Contact:

Mary Ann Bonds



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

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Research in Stem-cell based Therapies in Cardiac Repair
  • Research in Antibody-mediated Rejection
Clinical Interests: 
  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Pulmonary Hypertension