Faculty

Nona Sotoodehnia

Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiology

206-287-2777
nsotoo@uw.edu

Education

MPH Harvard School of Public Health, 1996
MD Harvard Medical School, 1996
BS Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991

Contact

206-287-2777
nsotoo@uw.edu

Box 359748
WA

Bio

Dr. Sotoodehnia, the John and Cookie Laughlin Endowed Professor in Cardiology, is co-director of the Cardiovascular Health Research Unit. She is a general cardiologist at Harborview Medical Center.

She conducts research on the genomics and epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases and risk factors. Her research focus includes cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest, diabetes and coronary heart disease. She and her group are leading efforts in precision medicine, examining drug-gene interactions, risk prediction and drug safety. Her work investigates gender and ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk and outcomes. In addition, she has a long interest in international health and is helping lead efforts in cardiovascular treatments in Nepal.

Research Interests

  • Preventive cardiology
  • Arrhythmias including sudden cardiac death and atrial fibrillation
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Precision medicine
  • International health
  • Diabetes and gender 
  • Ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk and outcomes

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Plasma Ceramides containing Saturated Fatty Acids are Associated with Risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
(2021 Sep 20)
J Lipid Res
Fretts AM, Jensen PN, Hoofnagle AN, McKnight B, Howard BV, Umans J, Sitlani CM, Siscovick DS, King IB, Djousse L, Sotoodehnia N, Lemaitre RN

Premature ventricular complexes and development of heart failure in a community-based population.
(2021 Sep 7)
Heart
Limpitikul WB, Dewland TA, Vittinghoff E, Soliman E, Nah G, Fang C, Siscovick DS, Psaty BM, Sotoodehnia N, Heckbert S, Stein PK, Gottdiener J, Hu X, Hempfling R, Marcus GM

Association of Trimethylamine N-Oxide and Related Metabolites in Plasma and Incident Type 2 Diabetes: The Cardiovascular Health Study.
(2021 Aug 2)
JAMA Netw Open 4(8): e2122844
Lemaitre RN, Jensen PN, Wang Z, Fretts AM, McKnight B, Nemet I, Biggs ML, Sotoodehnia N, de Oliveira Otto MC, Psaty BM, Siscovick DS, Hazen SL, Mozaffarian D

Longitudinal Plasma Measures of Trimethylamine N-Oxide and Risk of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Events in Community-Based Older Adults.
(2021 Sep 7)
J Am Heart Assoc 10(17): e020646
Lee Y, Nemet I, Wang Z, Lai HTM, de Oliveira Otto MC, Lemaitre RN, Fretts AM, Sotoodehnia N, Budoff M, DiDonato JA, McKnight B, Tang WHW, Psaty BM, Siscovick DS, Hazen SL, Mozaffarian D

Assessment of Plasma Phospholipid Very-Long-Chain Saturated Fatty Acid Levels and Healthy Aging.
(2021 Aug 2)
JAMA Netw Open 4(8): e2120616
Bockus LB, Biggs ML, Lai HTM, de Olivera Otto MC, Fretts AM, McKnight B, Sotoodehnia N, King IB, Song X, Siscovick DS, Mozaffarian D, Lemaitre RN

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