Zachary Goldberger

Assistant Professor of Medicine, cardiology, University of Washington

Dr. Goldberger is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He received his B.A. in English and American literature from Brown University, and his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine. After his internal medicine residency at the University of Washington, he completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar.

He is an academic cardiologist, whose primary area of scholarly focus is non-invasive cardiac electrophysiology, including resuscitation science. The anchoring themes of his research and scholarship stem from his explorations in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michigan, one of 29 research fellowships awarded annually. These themes continue to inform his work as a physician-educator and clinical investigator in the Cardiology Division at the UW School of Medicine and Harborview Medical Center.

His investigations in the clinical science of resuscitation have led to multiple publications as well as local, regional, and national speaking invitations. He was the lead author on a study (Lancet 2012;380:1473-81) providing evidence that extending the duration of resuscitation may improve survival. This study was rated as the #1 investigation in the 2012 American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association Top 10 Research Reports. In 2013, he received the AHA’s Max Harry Weil Award for Resuscitation Science

He now serves as a member of the AHA Writing Committee for the 2015 Updated Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. His journal publications in non-invasive electrophysiology and related fields have been cited over 400 times.

His academic role in cardiopulmonary resuscitation directly links with his primary focus in electrocardiology, and has afforded national recognition. He serves on the 2015 ACC/AHA/HRS Guidelines Writing Committee for the Management of Patients with Supraventricular Tachycardia. He is a co-author on the 8th edition of the ECG textbook, Clinical Electrocardiography: A Simplified Approach (Elsevier; 2012). Additionally, he is on the Executive Editorial Board of the Journal of Electrocardiology.

His primary teaching interests center upon improving ECG literacy and cardiac physical examination skills in trainees. He is an active educator in the School of Medicine, internal medicine residency, and cardiology fellowship, and serves as an associate program director for the UW cardiology fellowship.

He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American College of Physicians, and Heart Rhythm Society



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    Assistant professor, cardiology , University of Washington