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Assistant Professor, Medicine
Attending Physician
Sites of Practice
UW Medical Center - Montlake
Harborview Medical Center


(206) 543-8584

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

Non-Clinical Administrative Support:
Rachel MacDonald

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


Kenta Nakamura, M.D., F.A.C.C. is a board certified physician at the Cardiac Clinic & Services at UW Medical Center and a UW assistant professor of Cardiology. He is also a member of the UW Center for Cardiovascular Biology and Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine. 

Dr. Nakamura has expertise in general cardiology with clinical specialties including cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology. He strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes. 

Dr. Nakamura earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his internship, residency and cardiology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School with post-doctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed advanced fellowship in interventional cardiology at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Education & Training 

Fellowship in Cardiology

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Recent Publications

Nakamura K, Hirano KI, Wu SM. iPS Cell Modeling of Cardiometabolic Diseases. J Cardiovasc Transl Res 2013 Feb. Review.

Spencer CI, Baba S, Nakamura K, Hua EW, Sears MA, Fu C, Zhang J, Balijepalli SY, Tomoda K, Hayashi Y, Lizarraga P, Wojciak J, Scheinman M, Aalto-Setälä K, Makielski JC, January CT, Kamp TJ, Yamanaka S, Conklin BR. Calcium transients closely reflect prolonged action potentials in iPS cell models of inherited cardiac arrhythmia. Stem Cell Reports 2014;3:269–81.

Nakamura K, Bechis MZ, Yee AJ, Dudzinski DM. Progressive Onset of Extracardiac and Myocardial Symptoms: Right Heart Failure and Cor Pulmonale in a Young Man With Debilitating Polyneuropathy and Monoclonal Gammopathy. Circulation 2015 Jul 7;132:59- 67.

Nakamura K, Keating JH, Edelman ER. Pathology of Endovascular Stents. Interv Card Clin 2016 Jun;3:391-403.

Nakamura K, Stefanescu Schmidt A. Treatment of Hypertension in Coarctation of the Aorta. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2016 Jun;18:40.

Nakamura K, Alba GA, Scheske JA, Meyersohn NM, Stone JR, Vlahakes GJ, Wright CD, Ghoshhajra BB, Dudzinski DM. A 57-Year-Old Man With Insidious Dyspnea and Nonpleuritic Chest and Back Pain. Chest 2016 Aug;150:e41-7.

Keshavarz-Motamed Z, Rikhtegar Nezami F, Partida RA, Nakamura K, Staziaki PV, Ben- Assa E, Ghoshhajra B, Bhatt AB, Edelman ER. Elimination of Transcoarctation Pressure Gradients Has No Impact on Left Ventricular Function or Aortic Shear Stress After Intervention in Patients With Mild Coarctation. JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2016 Sep 26;9:1953-65.

Nakamura K, Krishnan S, Mahr C, Mccabe JM. First-in-Man Percutaneous Transaxillary Artery Placement and Removal of the Impella 5.0 Mechanical Circulatory Support Device. J Invasive Cardiol 2017 May;29:E53-E9.

Nakamura K, Stefanescu A, chapter eds. Cardiology. In: Chong CR, Kiefer MM, eds. Pocket Primary Care. 1st ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2014.

Nakamura K. Nakamura K, Stefanescu A, chapter eds. Pre-flight Assessment, Aortic Disease, and Lower Extremity Edema & Ulcers. In: Chong CR, Kiefer MM, eds. Pocket Primary Care. 1st ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2014:39-72.