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Catherine M. Otto is an echocardiography specialist, director of Training Programs in Cardiovascular Disease at Cardiology Division, University of Washington Medical Center, who has authored echocardiography textbooks. The major fields she works in are valvular heart disease, adult congenital heart disease, and echocardiography.
She obtained a B.A. from Reed College in 1975, an M.D. from the University of Washington in 1979, and did her residency at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center from 1979 to 1982 in internal medicine) and a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Washington from 1982 till 1985.
Otto is an expert on calcific (aortic stenosis) and received the 2011 American College of Cardiology Distinguished Scientist Award (Clinical Domain) for her research on this subject. In addition, Otto is the author of several cardiology books.
- C. Otto and B. Bonow. Valvular Heart Disease, 3rd ed, Elsevier/Saunders, 2009
- C. Otto. Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography, 4th ed, Elsevier, 2009
- D. Oxorn and C. Otto. Atlas of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography: Surgical and Radiologic Correlations, Elsevier, 2006
- C. Otto. The Practice of Clinical Echocardiography, 3rd edition. Elsevier, 2008
- C. Otto, B. Schwaegler and R. Freeman Echocardiography Review Guide, 2nd ed., Elsevier, 2011
- C. Otto and L. Gillam. 'Advanced Echocardiographic Approaches', Elsevier, 2012
- Official website at the University of Washington Medical Center
- See an interview with Catherine Otto about echocardiography