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Fellow, General Cardiology


Lee Eschenroeder studied Biomedical Ethics and medicine at the University of Virginia. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington and subsequently worked at Valley Medical Center as hospitalist. Through his experiences as a middle school teacher (Go Lobos!) and a physician in underserved areas, he has developed research interests in community health indicators and their association with cardiovascular health outcomes. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Polina, where they enjoy the region’s stunning natural beauty, delicious and diverse local food scene, and myriad road trip opportunities.

Medical School

University of Virginia


University of Washington

Recent Publications and Presentation

Eschenroeder LW, Nguyen VP, Neradilek MB, Li S, Dardas TF. Patterns of Hospital Bypass and Interhospital Transfer Among Patients With Heart Failure. J Card Fail. 2020 Sep;26(9):762-768. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2020.04.015. Epub 2020 May 18. PMID: 32439325.

Gray KE, Rao M, Gunnink E, Eschenroeder L, Geyer JR, Nelson KM, Reddy A. Home Telehealth in the Veterans Health Administration: Trends and Correlates of Length of Enrollment from 2010 to 2017. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Mar 1:1–8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07452-1. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35230624; PMCID: PMC8886698.

Eschenroeder LW, Krieger E. Abdominal bloating in a middle-aged man. Heart. 2022 Nov 10;108(23):1857-1920. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2022-321567. PMID: 36356958.

Eschenroeder, LW & Kirkpatrick, JN. “Utility, Futility, & Justice: TTVR for recurrent IVDU-associated endocarditis” Clinical cases that challenge ethical boundaries. Society for Coronary Angiography and Intervention Annual Meeting. September 2021.

Eschenroeder, L & Kirkpatrick, JN. “An unusual presentation of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.” American College of Cardiology, Washington Chapter, Annual Meeting, September 30, 2023. Seattle, WA

Klein, C, Eschenroeder, L, Mayfield, J. “Two Ps in a pod: native sinoatrial node activity as a mimic of complete heart block after orthotopic heart transplantation.” American College of Cardiology, Washington Chapter, Annual Meeting, November 11, 2022. Seattle, WA.


Mailing Address:
University of Washington Medical Center,
1959 NE Pacific Street,
Box 356422,
Seattle, WA 98195-6422

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