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Professor of Medicine
​J. Ward Kennedy-Hamilton Endowed Chair in Cardiology
Director, Heart Valve Clinic
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 N.E. Pacific Street
Box 356422
Seattle, WA 98195-6422


  • Fellowship in Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
  • MD (with honors), University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • BA, Reed College, Portland, OR


  • ​National Board of Medical Examiners, 1980​
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1982
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, 1985​


  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Inherited Cardiac Disease



 Selected Publications

Otto CM. What is a journal? Heart. 2014 Jan;100(1):1.
Meier P, Ebrahim S, Otto CM, Casas JP. Oxygen therapy in acute myocardial infarction–good or bad? Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Aug 21;8:ED000065.
Lindman BR, Otto CM. Time to treat hypertension in patients with aortic stenosis. Circulation. 2013 Sep 17;128(12):1281-3. [Epub 2013 Aug 16.]
Otto CM. Surgery for mitral regurgitation: sooner or later? JAMA. 2013 Aug 14;310(6):587-8.
Lindman BR, Bonow RO. Otto CM. Current management of calcific aortic stenosis. Circ Res. 2013 Jul 5;113(2):223-37.
Sheehan FH, Otto CM, Freeman RV. Echo simulator with novel training and competency testing tools. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;184:397-403
Cawley PJ, Hamilton-Craig C, Owens DS, Krieger EV, Strugnell WE, Mitsumori L, D'Jang CL, Schwaegler RG, Nguyen KQ, Nguyen B, Maki JH, Otto CM. Prospective Comparison of Valve Regurgitation Quantitation by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Transthoracic Echocardiography. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 6: 48-57, 2013.
Lancellotti P, Rosenhek R, Pibarot P, Iung B, Otto CM, Tornos P, Donal E, Prendergast B, Magne J, LaCanna G, Pierard LA, Maurer G. ESC Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease Position Paper – Heart Valve Clinics: Organization, Structure and Experiences. Eur Heart J 2013 IN PRESS
Holmes DR Jr, Mack MJ, Kaul S, Agnihotri A, Alexander KP, Bailey SR, Calhoon JH, Carabello BA, Desai MY, Edwards FH, Francis GS, Gardner TJ, Kappetein AP, Linderbaum JA, Mukherjee C, Mukherjee D, Otto CM, Ruiz CE, Sacco RL, Smith D, Thomas JD. 2012 ACCF/AATS/SCAI/STS expert consensus document on transcatheter aortic valve replacement.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Mar 27;59(13):1200-54.
Naber CK, Prendergast B, Thomas M, Vahanian A, Iung B, Rosenhek R, Tornos P, Otto CM, Antunes MJ, Kappetein P, Lange R, Wendler O. An interdisciplinary debate initiated by the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease. EuroIntervention. 2012 Mar;7(11):1257-74.
Owens DS, Budoff MJ, Katz R, Takasu J, Shavelle DM, Carr JJ, Heckbert SR, Otto CM, Probstfield JL, Kronmal RA, O'Brien KD. Aortic valve calcium independently predicts coronary and cardiovascular events in a primary prevention population. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Jun;5(6):619-25.