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Catherine Otto

Physician from United States of America

Prof. Catherine M. Otto is an internationally recognized echocardiography specialist, Director of Training Programs in Cardiovascular Disease at Cardiology Division, University of Washington Medical Center, and has authored famous echocardiography textbooks. The major fields she works in are valvular heart disease, adult congenital heart disease and echocardiography. She took her education at Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1975 (B.A.), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1979 (M.D.), The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, 1979–1982 (residency in internal medicine), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1982–1985 (fellowship in cardiology). Dr. Otto is recognized as an expert on calcific (aortic stenosis). Dr. Otto’s research has transformed our understanding of this disease process, showing that it is an active disease process that may be amenable to medical therapy, rather than being an inevitable consequence of aging. Her research on the aortic valve includes validation of noninvasive measures of disease severity, the first prospective study of disease progression, immunohistologic studies establishing the cellular and molecular mechanisms of valve  ( Wikipedia article )

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