James M. McCabe, MD, FACC
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, University of Washington Medical Center
Section Chief, Interventional Cardiology
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. James (Jamie) McCabe grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College and received his medical degree from Yale University. He has completed 10 years of post-medical school training including internal medicine training and general cardiology fellowship at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and interventional cardiology fellowship as well as an advanced interventional fellowship in structural and peripheral treatments at Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology.

Dr. McCabe joined the University of Washington Medical Center in 2013 and became medical director of the Cardiac Cath Labs in 2015. His clinical practice leverages his knowledge and experience in clinical cardiovascular medicine and complex coronary and valvular heart interventions. He has an active practice in aortic valve disease, all forms of coronary artery blockage, and cardiogenic shock. He is a nationally recognized clinician educator and investigator in coronary artery intervention, and transcatheter therapies for aortic stenosis and cardiogenic shock. His research interests focus on quality and performance metrics for cardiovascular procedures and their use in public 'report cards' as well as variations in care provided across institutions and regions. He has been the site principal investigator for several clinical trials and has authored more than 50 original manuscripts and multiple book chapters related to his work. He lectures frequently at national and international meetings including at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), Trancatheter Valve Therapeutics (TVT), American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention (SCAI), amongst others. He currently sits on the editorial board of two prestigious cardiovascular journals as well as the management committee for the Cardiovascular Outcomes Assessment Program (COAP), the Washington state public reporting agency for percutaneous coronary interventions where he was formerly chair of the PCI Analytics and Reporting Subcommittee. He has been recognized as an Emerging Leader in Medicine by SCAI and the ACC, named one of three finalists for the Linnemeier Award, and voted a “Top Doc” in cardiology by Seattle Met Magazine.

Education & Training: 
Fellowship in Advanced Structural and Peripheral Interventional Cardiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Advanced Training in Clinical Research Program
University of California- San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Fellowship in Cardiology
University of California- San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Residency in Internal Medicine
University of California- San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
​American College of Cardiology National Young Author Award
Management Committee Member, Washington Statewide Quality Assessment Program for Cardiovascular Procedures
Golden Stethoscope Cardiology Fellowship Award, UCSF
American Heart Association’s Laennec Young Clinician Award Finalist
American College of Cardiology Russek Travel Award
Mailing Address: 

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


Non-Clinial Administrative Support Contact:

Rachel MacDonald



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

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Focus on Quality Improvement Efforts
  • Systems of Care for Cardiovascular Disease
  • Effects of Public Reporting of Cardiovascular Procedural Outcomes
Clinical Interests: 
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Coronary Artery Blockage
  • Heart Valve Problems