Melissa R. Robinson MD, FHRS, FACC, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Complex Ablation Program
Medical Director, Electrocardiography Services
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Robinson is director of the Ventricular Arrhythmia Program and a UW assistant professor of medicine. She is an expert in complex arrhythmia management, including ablation, device and medical therapy. 

Dr. Robinson earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, followed by her M.D. at UC San Francisco. She completed her internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowships at UC Davis. She moved to the University of Pennsylvania for her electrophysiology fellowship and was director of the Electrophysiology Program at the University of Illinois in Chicago, for three years, prior to moving to UW. 

She is active in both the Heart Rhythm Society and American College of Cardiology and lectures regionally and nationally on arrhythmia management. Dr. Robinson's personal interests include paddle boarding, cooking, and spending time with her children.

Education & Training: 
Fellowship in Electrophysiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship in Cardiology
University of California- Davis
Sacramento, CA
University of California- San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
BA, Political Economy of Industrialized Societies
University of California- Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
University of Pennsylvania Fellow Teaching Award
Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
Mailing Address: 

University of Washington Medical Center

1959 NE Pacific Street

Box 356422

Seattle, WA 98195-6422


Non-Clinical Administrative Support Contact:

Lori Joubert


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

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Arrhythmias in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Clinical Interests: 
  • Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation and Management
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation and Management
  • Arrhythmias in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Arrhythmias in Pregnancy
  • Rhythm Device Implantation and Management
  • Hereditary Arrhythmia Syndromes