Cardiovascular Health Research Unit

Nona Sotoodehnia MPH, MD

Co-director, Cardiovascular Health Research Unit
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Research Training Program, University of Washington
John and Cookie Laughlin Endowed Professor in Cardiology
Attending Physician, Harborview Medical Center
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center
Associate Editor, Heart


BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 1991
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 1996
MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1996
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1999
Cardiology Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2003


Preventive Cardiology
Arrhythmias including Sudden Cardiac Death and Atrial Fibrillation
Coronary Heart Disease
Precision Medicine
Gender and Ethnic Differences in Cardiovascular Risk and Outcomes


2004 American Heart Association Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Young Investigator Award
2005 Stamler Distinguished Young Investigator Research Award
2011 Philip and Helen Fialkow Scholar
2012 Kaylor Award Recipient
2013 American Society for Clinical Investigators Member


RN Lemaitre, IB King, K Rice, B McKnight, N Sotoodehnia, TD Rea, CO Johnson, TE Raghunathan, LA Cobb, D Mozaffarian, DS Siscovick. Erythrocyte very long-chain saturated fatty acids associated with lower risk of incident sudden cardiac arrest. 2014-10-01. PMID:25107579

Floyd JS, Sitlani CM, Wiggins, KL, Wallace E, Suchy-Dicey A, Carnethon MR, Siscovick DS, Sotoodehnia N, Heckbert SR, McKnight B, Rice K, Psaty BM. Variation in resting heart rate over four years and the risks of myocardial infarction and death among older adults. Heart, published online Sep 11, 2014. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2014-306046. PMID:25214500

Fretts AM, Mozaffarian D, Siscovick DS, Djousse L, Heckbert SR, King IB, McKnight B, Sitlani C, Sacks FM, Song X, Sotoodehnia N, Spiegelman D, Wallace ER, Lemaitre RN. Plasma phospholipid saturated fatty acids and incident atrial fibrillation: the Cardiovascular Health Study.  J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Jun 26;3(3).  PMID:24970268