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Florence Sheehan


Research Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Research and Training
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 N.E. Pacific Street
Box 356422
Seattle, WA 98195-6422



  • Cardiology Research Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1982
  • Clinical Associate, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 1980
  • Internship and Residency, Medical College of Virginia Richmond, VA, 1977
  • MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago, IL, 1975
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1971


  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1978


  • Cardiac Imaging and Image Analysis for Patient Care
  • Clinical Trials


  • Patents: 7 



  •  Simulation for training and assessment
  •  The right ventricle

 Selected Publications

Skinner A, Sheehan FH, Freeman R. Quantitative feedback facilitates acquisition of skills in focused cardiac ultrasound. Sim Hlthcare 2016;(in press).
Chen SSM, Dimopoulos K, Sheehan FH, Gatzoulis MA, Kilner PJ. Physiologic determinants of exercise capacity in patients with different types of right-sided regurgitant lesions: Ebstein's malformation versus repaired tetralogy of Fallot. Intl J Cardiol 2016;(in press).
Goleski PJ, Sheehan FH, Chen SSM, Kilner PJ, Gatzoulis MA. The shape and function of the left ventricle in Ebstein's anomaly. Int J Cardiol 2014; 171: 404-412.
Morcos M, Sheehan FH. Regional right ventricular wall motion in Tetralogy of Fallot: A three dimensional analysis. Intl J Cardiovasc Imag 2013; 29:1051-1058.
SheehanFH,Otto CM, Freeman RV. Echo simulator with novel training andcompetencytesting tools. Stud Health Technol Inform 2013;184:397-403.
Lee CM, Sheehan FH, Bouzas B, Chen SSM, Gatzoulis MA, Kilner PJ. The shape and function of the right ventricle in Ebstein's anomaly. Int J Cardiol 2013;167:704-710.
SheehanFH, Kilner PJ, Sahn DJ et al.Accuracy of knowledge based reconstruction for measurementof right ventricularvolume and function in patients with tetralogy of Fallot. AmJ Cardiol2010;105:993-999.
Sheehan FH, Ricci MA, Murtagh C, Clark H, Bolson EL. Expert visual guidance of ultrasound for telemedicine. J Telemed Telecare (PMCID PMC3016155) 2010;16:77-82
Sheehan FH, Bolson EL, Dodge HT, Mathey DG, Schofer J, Woo HW. Advantages and applications of the centerline method for characterizing regional ventricular function. Circulation 1986;74:293-305
Sheehan FH, Mathey DG, Schofer J, Dodge HT, Bolson EL. Factors determining recovery of left ventricular function following thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction. Circulation 1985;71:1121-1128.