Richard K. Cheng, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Medicine
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Cheng is a UW assistant professor in the division of cardiology. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and has a particular interest in heart failure, cardiomyopathies, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and completed his training in internal medicine, cardiology, and advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Cheng's personal interests include running, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, basketball, tennis, and football.

Education & Training: 
Fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, and Mechanical Circulatory Support
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
2013
Fellowship in Cardiology, STAR Program
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
2012
MS in Clinical Investigation
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
2010
Residency in Internal Medicine
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
2008
MD
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY
2005
BS
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
2000
Honors: 
Young Investigator Database Award, American Heart Association, "Get with the Guidelines"
2012
Travel Award, Heart Failure Society of America
2011
Selected for cover article, Circulation Research
2007
Heritage Affiliate Fellowship Grant, American Heart Association
2004
Contact
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

bondsm@uw.edu

 

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

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Patient selection for advanced heart failure therapies
  • Clinical trials and development of novel strategies for patients with heart failure
  • Risk stratification and outcomes for patients with advanced heart failure, post-heart transplant, or post-ventricular assist device implant
  • Cardiac imaging in heart failure and mechanical circulatory support
Clinical Interests: 
  • General Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Right Heart Catheterization
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
  • Advanced Heart Failure Management
  • Ventricular Assist Device and Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Heart Transplantation
Publications