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Professor, Medicine
Laughlin Endowed Professorship in Cardiovascular Research
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Health Research Unit
Attending Physician
Associate Editor, Heart BMJ
Sites of Practice
Harborview Medical Center


Mailing Address:
Harborview Medical Center, 
325 9th Avenue, 
Box 359748, 
Seattle, WA 98104-2499​

Cardiovascular Health Research Unity
Metropolitan Park Tower East
1730 East Minor Ave, Suite 1360
Seattle, WA 98101

Non-Clinical Administrative Support:
Giada Szanyi

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


Dr. Sotoodehnia, the John and Cookie Laughlin Endowed Professorship in Cardiovascular Research, is co-director of the Cardiovascular Health Research Unit. She is a general cardiologist at Harborview Medical Center. 

She conducts research on the genomics and epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases and risk factors. Her research focus includes cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest, diabetes and coronary heart disease. She and her group are leading efforts in precision medicine, examining drug-gene interactions, risk prediction and drug safety. Her work investigates gender and ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk and outcomes. In addition, she has a long interest in international health and is helping lead efforts in cardiovascular treatments in Nepal. 

Dr. Sotoodehnia earned her bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. She earned her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and her M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health, both in Boston, MA. She came to the UW for residency training in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiovascular diseases. Her research is supported by numerous NIH and foundation grants. 

She joined the University of Washington’s Division of Cardiology faculty in 2003. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the AHA Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Young Investigator Award, the Stamler Distinguished Young Investigator Award, the Philip and Helen Fialkow Scholar and the Kaylor Award. In 2013, she was elected for membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation. 

Dr. Sotoodehnia is an active member of the American Heart Association and is board certified in cardiovascular disease. She is associate director of the Cardiovascular Medicine Research Training Program and is associate editor of the international cardiology journal, Heart. Dr. Sotoodehnia speaks English and Farsi. Her personal interests include hiking, swimming, traveling, and a good discussion.

Education & Training 

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cardiovascular Epidemiology Training Program

University of Washington

Seattle, WA


Fellowship in Cardiology

University of Washington

Seattle, WA


Internship and Residency

University of Washington

Seattle, WA



Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA



Massachussetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA



Elected Member, American Society for Clinical Investigators


Kaylor Award Recipient


Philip and Helen Fialkow Scholars Award


Stamler Distinguished Young Investigator Research Award for excellence in the field of cardiovascular clinical research


American Heart Association Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Young Investigator Award for outstanding research in epidemiology


Affiliation/Membership: American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention

Research Interests 

  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Arrhythmias Including Sudden Cardiac Death and Atrial Fibrillation
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Precision Medicine
  • International Health
  • Diabetes
  • Gender and Ethnic Differences in Cardiovascular Risk and Outcomes
  • Systems Biology

Clinical Interests 

  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Arrhythmias Including Sudden Cardiac Death and Atrial Fibrillation
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Precision Medicine