William R. Lombardi, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Clinical Professor
Director, Complex Coronary Artery Disease Therapies
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Lombardi is a clinical professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology, and the director for Complex Coronary Artery Disease Therapies in the UW Heart Institute. He is an expert in cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology.

After completing his M.D. at Tulane Medical School, Bill Lombardi went on to the University of Utah, Salt Lake City for his internal medicine residency and fellowships in cardiology, heart failure/cardiac transplant, and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lombardi then returned home to Washington State and joined St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham. During the 13 years that he was at St. Joseph’s, Dr. Lombardi helped to develop novel CTO techniques and technologies and was fundamental to the inception of the “hybrid algorithm” to facilitate reproducibly successful outcomes in chronic total occlusion and complex lesion PCI. During this time he was also active in physician training, CME courses and proctoring.

Dr. Lombardi joined the University of Washington Medical Center in 2014 as associate clinical professor and director of the Complex Coronary Disease Therapies Program. He is certified in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Lombardi's interests include sailing, fishing, and spending time with family.

Education & Training: 
Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology
University of Utah, LDS Hospital
Salt Lake City, UT
Residency in Internal Medicine
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Tulane Medical School
New Orleans, LA
BS in Biology
Willamette University
Salem, OR
Demal Akdamar MD Memorial Award for Scholarship in Gastroenterology, Tulane Medical School
Dean's List, Willamette University
Mailing Address: 

University of Washington Medical Center

1959 NE Pacific Street

Box 356422

Seattle, WA 98195-6422


Non-Clinical Administrative Support Contact:

Rachel MacDonald 



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

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Developing and refining CTO and complex coronary artery procedures with great efficacy and reproducibility
Clinical Interests: 
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Interventional Cardiology