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Assistant Professor of Medicine


University of Washington Medical Center

1959 N.E. Pacific Street

 Campus Box 356422

 Seattle, WA 98195








  •  Fellowship, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, and Mechanical Circulatory Support, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2013
  •  Fellowship, Cardiology, STAR Program, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
  •  MS, Clinical Investigation, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2010
  •  Residency, Internal Medicine, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2008
  •  MD, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 2005
  •  BS, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2000



    •  American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 2012​
    •  National Board of Echocardiography, 2012
    •  American Board of Nuclear Cardiology, 2012
    •  American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008


    •  General Cardiology
    •  Echocardiography
    •  Diagnostic Angiography, Right Heart Catheterization, Endomyocardial Biopsy
    •  Advanced Heart Failure Management
    •  Ventricular Assist Device and Mechanical Circulatory Support
    •  Heart Transplantation



    •  American Heart Association, Get with the Guidelines, Young Investigator Database Award, 2012
    •  Heart Failure Society of America, Travel Award, 2011
    •  Selected for cover article for Circulation Research, 2007
    •  American Heart Association, Heritage Affiliate Fellowship Grant, 2004

     Selected Publications

    Cheng RK, Allareddy M, DePasquale E, Nasif F, Shahzad K, Deng MC. Algorithm for Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure. Textbook Chapter in Surgical Treatment for Advanced Heart Failure (Ed. Morgan JA and Naka Y). Springer Science and Business Media, New York, NY. 2013.
    Cheng RK, Lee MS, Seki A, Shemin RJ, Cruz D, Lluri G, Mitchell GD, Yang EH. Radiation Coronary Arteritis Refractory to Surgical and Percutaneous Revascularization Culminating in Orthotopic Heart Transplantation. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2013 Jul-Aug;22(4): 303-8.
    Cheng RK, Deng MC, Tseng C, Shemin RJ, Kubak BM, MacLellan WR. Risk Stratification with Advanced Heart Failure Requiring Biventricular Assist Device Support as a Bridge to Cardiac Transplantation. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2012 Aug; 31(8): 831-8.
    Lee MS, Park KW, Mahmud E, Thani KB, Sheiban I, Cheng RK, Cho JH, Jin DK, Gwon HC, Chae IH, Aragon J, Stone GW, Kim HS. Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with Everolimus-Eluting Stents. Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2012 Jul; 24(7): 316-9.
    Lee MS, Cheng RK, Kandzari DE, Kirtane AJ. Long-Term Outcomes of Heart Transplantation Recipients with Transplant Coronary Artery Disease Who Develop In-Stent Restenosis after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. American Journal of Cardiology. 2012 Jun 15; 109(12): 1729-32.