Song Li, MD
Assistant Professor
Attending Physician, Harborview Medical Center

Faculty Information


Song Li, MD, is a board certified cardiologist specializing in heart failure and heart transplantation and a University of Washington Assistant Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Li specializes in providing care to patients with heart failure, including patients needing mechanical circulatory support and heart transplant. He strives to create active partnerships with his patients via informed, shared decision-making.

Dr. Li earned his MD from Dartmouth Medical School, New Hampshire. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the Heart Failure Society of America, ASAIO, and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. He serves on the editorial board of Heart.

Education & Training: 
Fellowship, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA
Fellowship, Cardiology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA
Internal Medicine Residency Program
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Internal Medicine Residency Program
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Medical Education
Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, NH
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: 
  • Myocardial Recovery
  • Optimization of Mechanical Support
  • Clinical Trials
Clinical Interests: 
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Transplant Cardiology
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Circulatory Support

Recent Publications and Scholarly Presentations:

Kalogeropoulos AP, Siwamogsatham S, Hayek S, Li S, Deka A, Marti CN, Georgiopoulou VV, Butler J. Echocardiographic assessment of pulmonary artery systolic pressure and outcomes in ambulatory heart failure patients. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Feb 3;3(1):e000363

Huang LH, Nishi K,Li S, Ho T, Dong R, Chang CC, Chang TY. Acyl-coenzyme A:cholesterol acyltransferase 1 - significance of single-nucleotide polymorphism at residue 526 and the role of Pro347 near the fifth transmembrane domain. FEBS J. 2014 Apr; 281(7): 1773-1783.

Georgiopoulou VV, Deka A, Li S, Niazi AA, Farooq K, Kalogeropoulos AP, Butler J, Alexopoulos D. Pulmonary function testing and outcomes in subjects with heart failure listed for heart transplantation. Respir Care. 2015 May; 60(5): 731-9.

Georgiopoulou VV, Tang WH, Giamouzis G, Li S, Deka A, Dunbar SB, Butler J, Kalogeropoulos AP. Renal biomarkers and outcomes in outpatients with heart failure: The Atlanta cardiomyopathy consortium. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Sep; 218: 136-43.

Kalogeropoulos AP, Fonarow GC, Georgiopoulou V, Burkman G, Siwamogsatham S, Patel A, Li S, Papadimitriou L, Butler J. Characteristics and Outcomes of Adult Outpatients With Heart Failure and Improved or Recovered Ejection Fraction. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Aug; 1(5): 510-8.

Li S. (2013). Indications for Pacemaker Placement. In T. Brown & S. J. Shah (Eds.), Evidence-Based Clinical Reasoning in Medicine (1st ed, p559). PMPH-USA, Ltd.

Burkman G, Georgiopoulou VV, Siwamogsatham S, Papadimitriou L, Patel A, Li S, Zhang L, Tiwana H, Farooq K, Al-Anbari R, Butler J, Kalogeropoulos AP. “Administrative” Versus Adjudicated Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction. J Card Fail. 2014 Aug; 20(8): S99.

Georgiopoulou VV, Li S, Deka A, Niazi AA, Al-Anbari R, Farooq K, Papadimitriou L, Kalogeropoulos AP, Alexopoulos D, Butler J. Pulmonary Function Testing and Prognosis in Heart Failure Patients Listed for Heart Transplantation. J Card Fail. 2014 Aug; 20(8): S101.

Georgiopoulou VV, Burkman G, Lebeis TA, Farooq K, Patel A, Li S, Yazdani M, Spilias N, Butler J, Kalogeropoulos AP. Outcomes In Outpatients With Heart Failure And Preserved Ejection Fraction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Mar; 65(10S): A835.

Li S, Nunez J, Nunez E, Sanchis J, Levy WC. Performance of the Seattle Heart Failure Model in Patients Discharged After Acute Heart Failure Hospitalization. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Mar; 69(11S): 777.

Li S, Mahr C. Evaluating ventricular assist device outcomes internationally with a focus on neurological events. Heart. 2018 Sep 22. pii: heartjnl-2018-313858. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2018-313858.

Li S, Marcus P, Núñez J, Núñez E, Sanchis J, Levy WC. Validity of the Seattle Heart Failure Model after heart failure hospitalization. ESC Heart Fail. 2019 Jun;6(3):509-515. doi: 10.1002/ehf2.12427