Catherine Otto Physician

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.

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1. University of Washington Colleges/University

University of Washington (commonly referred to as UW or Washington) is a public research university in Seattle, Washington, United States. Founded in 1861, UW is the largest university in the Northwest, one of the oldest universities on the West Coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world.

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Type Flagship university
2013. 2.35 bil. $
Institution colors
Room 139, 98195 - Seattle, Washington
2013. 28,754
2010. 29,307
2009. 28,575
2006. 27,836
2013. 13,695
2010. 13,144
2006. 9,886
Acceptance rate
2012. 59.2 %
2011. 58.4 %
2010. 58.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 11.3 K $
2011. 10.6 K $
2010. 8.7 K $
2009. 7.69 K
2008. 6.8 K $
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b. 1945., Physician
b. 1948., Clown
b. 1982., American Football Linebacker
b. 1974., Computer Scientist
b. 1926., Diplomat
b. 1989., American Football Running back
b. 1983., Programmer
b. 1956., American Football Quarterback


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