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Kristen Patton


Associate Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 N.E. Pacific Street
Campus Box 356422
Seattle, WA 98195-6422


  • Clinical Fellow in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology, 
    Massachusetts General Hospital (Brigham & Women's Hospital), Boston, MA, 1998 - 2004
  • Research Fellow in Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital Seidman Lab 
​     (Genetics, Brigham & Women's Hospital), Boston, MA, 2000 - 2002
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1998
  • MD, Oregon Health Sciences University Portland, OR, 1995
  • BA, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1991


  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Certification in Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2005, 2014
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Certification in Cardiovascular Disease, 2002, 2012
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Certification in Internal Medicine, 1998, 2008



  • Arrhythmia Diagnosis and Management
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implantation and Management, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, CIED, Lead Extraction
  • Ablation
  • Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices; Inherited Arrhythmia Disorders


  • Best Doctors in America 2004–present
  • FDA Circulatory System Devices Panel Committee Member
  • American Council of Graduate Medical Education Internal Medicine Review Committee Member
  • American College of Cardiology Fellow and Electrophysiology Section Council Member
  • American Heart Association Fellow and Electrocardiogram and Arrhythmias Committee Member (Chair 2016 - 2018)
  • Heart Rhythm Society Fellow and Scientific and Clinical Documents Committee Member
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Specialty Board Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society, 1994



  • Cardiovascular Implanted Electronic Devices: Management, Extraction, Communication
  • Inherited Arrhythmia Disorders
  • Use of Simulation in Patient Care
  • Teaching: Feedback, Simulation, 3D Printing
  • Arrhythmia: Epidemiology and Genetics of Atrial Fibrillation Stroke and Sudden Death
  • Link to PubMed:

 Selected Publications

Slotwiner D, Varma N, Akar JG, Jd GA, Beardsall M, Fogel RI, Galizio NO, Glotzer T, Leahy RA, Love CJ, McLean RC, Mittal S, Morichelli L, Patton KK, Raitt MH, Ricci RP, Rickard J, Schoenfeld MH, Serwer GA, Shea J, Varosy P, Verma A, Yu CM, Blanc IL. HRS Expert Consensus Statement on Remote Interrogation and Monitoring for Cardiovascular Electronic Implantable Devices. Heart Rhythm. 2015 May 8;12 (7). PMID: 25981148
Kamel H, Bartz TM, Longstreth WT Jr, Okin PM, Thacker EL, Patton KK, Stein PK, Gottesman RF, Heckbert SR, Kronmal RA, Elkind MS, Soliman EZ. Association Between Left Atrial Abnormality on ECG and Vascular Brain Injury on MRI in the Cardiovascular Health Study. Stroke. 2015 Mar;46(3):711-6. PMID: 25677594
Patton KK, Hellkamp AS, Lee KL, Mark DB, Johnson GW, Anderson J, Bardy GH, Poole JE; SCD-HeFT Investigators. Unexpected Deviation in Circadian Variation of Ventricular Arrhythmias in the Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure Trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(24):2702. PMID: 24747100.
Patton KK, Glymour MM. “In anticipation of grief: using insights from social epidemiology to improve quality of care”. Circulation 2013;128:2725-2728.
Patton KK, Heckbert S, Alonso A, Bahrami H, Lima JAC, Burke G, Kronmal R. N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide as a predictor of incident atrial fibrillation in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis: the effects of age, sex and ethnicity. Heart. 2013 Oct 16. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2013-304724. PMID: 24131775
Patton KK, Benjamin EJ, Kosheleva A, Curtis LH, Glymour MM. Early-Life Antecedents of Atrial Fibrillation: Place of Birth and Atrial Fibrillation-Related Mortality. Ann Epidemiol. 2011 Oct; 21(10):732-8. PMID: 21798760. PMCID: 3166377.
Glymour MM, Yen JJ, Kosheleva A, Moon JR, Capistrant BD, Patton KK. Elevated depressive symptoms and incident stroke in Hispanic, African-American, and White older Americans. J Behav Med. 2012 April; 35:211-220. PMID: 21656258. PMCID: 2995534.
Patton KK, Sotoodehnia N, Siscovick DS, DeFilippi C, Gottdiener JS, Kronmal RA. N-terminal pro-B-type Natriuretic Peptide Predicts Sudden Cardiac Death Risk: the Cardiovascular Health Study. PO5-117 Poster fpresentation at Heart Rhythm Society 2010 Scientific Sessions, Boston, MA, May 14, 2010.