Karen K. Stout, MD, FACC
Adjunct Professor
Pediatrics, Cardiology
Associate Chief, Cardiology
Service Chief, Cardiology, University of Washington Medical Center
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center, UW Medicine Heart Institute of Edmonds

Faculty Information


Karen Stout, M.D., is a board certified physician and associate chief of Cardiology at the Cardiology Clinics at UW Medical Center and Edmonds and a UW professor of Cardiology and an adjunct professor of Pediatric Cardiology. She believes the best medical care is provided by a team that includes the patient as a key team member. Her goal is not only to make the best recommendations she can, but also to educate patients about their conditions. Through education, patients can ensure they are doing their part to optimize health, while ensuring that they are getting what they need from the health-care team.

She enjoys teaching general cardiology and clinical cardiology subspecialties, including adult congenital heart disease and pregnancy and heart disease.  

Dr. Stout earned her M.D. at the University of Arizona. She is board certified in both Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Disease. Her clinical interests and expertise include adult congenital heart disease, echocardiography and pregnancy and heart disease. Her research interests include long-term outcomes of adults with congenital heart disease.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Stout enjoys snowboarding, biking, hiking and traveling.

Education & Training: 
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
University of Washington, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Fellowship in Cardiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Residency in Internal Medicine
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Chief Resident in Internal Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University
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: 
  • Long-term Outcomes of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Management of Coexisting Medical Conditions in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pregnancy and Heart Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac Imaging
Clinical Interests: 
  • Echocardiography
  • Pregnancy and Heart Disease
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Other Heart Disease that Spans Childhood to Adulthood