Wayne C. Levy, MD, FACC
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Levy is is an expert in right heart catheterizations, cardiac biopsies, heart failure management and cardiac transplant. 

Dr. Levy earned his bachelor’s degree from Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, MD and his M.D. from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. He came to the University of Washington as an intern and resident in internal medicine and stayed to complete a fellowship in cardiovascular disease. He joined the faculty for advanced heart failure and has remained at the UW. 

Dr. Levy is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure transplant cardiology. He served on the 2013 ACC/AHA Heart Failure Guideline writing committee. Dr. Levy's personal interests including traveling, hiking, boating, snow ski, photography, and most importantly spending time with family and friends.

Education & Training: 
Fellowship in Cardiology
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Residency in Internal Medicine
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Columbia Union College
Takoma Park, MD
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA
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: 


  • Prognostic risk modeling for heart failure patients including all cause mortality and modes of death
  • Developer of the Seattle Heart Failure Model (http://SeattleHeartFailureModel.org), Seattle Post Infarction Model, and the Seattle Proportional Risk Model
  • Identification of patients who may derive greater benefit from an ICD using the Seattle Heart Failure Model and the Seattle Proportional Risk Models
  • Identification of patients and timing for LVAD implantation
Clinical Interests: 
  • Heart failure
  • MCS
  • Risk modeling