Eric V. Krieger, MD

Eric V. Krieger, MD


On staff since September 2011

"I enjoy taking care of adolescents and young adults born with heart defects. The transition from the pediatric to adult care can be stressful and I am to make it as smooth and comfortable as possible for both the patient and the family. I work both at Seattle Childrens Hospital and the University of Washington Hospital so can continue to care for children with heart disease through their adult lives."

Eric Krieger came to Seattle Childrens Hospital after fellowships in cardiovascular disease at the University of Washington and Boston Childrens Hospital/Harvard Medical School. His clinical interests surround the care of children and adults with congenital heart disease. He is a cardiac imager with advanced training in both echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Dr. Krieger works closely with a team of cardiologists and surgeons from Seattle Childrens and the University of Washington to make sure that his patients receive the best care in the appropriate setting.

He has authored over 20 peer reviewed publications and numerous book chapters. He currently serves as Associate Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship and the Adult Congenital Heart Programs at the University of Washington.


Board Certification(s)

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease

Medical/Professional School

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York


Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York


Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle
Cardiology, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston

Clinical Interests

Structural and congenital heart disease, coarctation of the aorta, tetralogy of Fallot, vascular health in congenital heart disease, pregnancy and heart disease

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Cardiology Teaching Excellence Award Awarded to outstanding teacher of the year. Division of Cardiology, University of Washington June 30, 2012
Excellence in Tutoring Award, Center for Teaching and Learning Harvard Medical School 2010
Bristol Myers Squibb Travel Award, American College of Cardiology 2008


  • Dai DF, Swanson PE, Krieger EV, Liou IW, Carithers RL, Yeh MM
    Congestive hepatic fibrosis score: a novel histologic assessment of clinical severity.
    Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc , 2014 Dec. : 27(12)1552-8
  • Krieger EV, Valente AM
    Heart failure treatment in adults with congenital heart disease: where do we stand in 2014?
    Heart (British Cardiac Society) , 2014 Sept. : 100(17)1329-34
  • Krieger EV, Fernandes SM
    Heart failure caused by congenital left-sided lesions.
    Heart failure clinics , 2014 Jan. : 10(1)155-65
  • Krieger EV, Valente AM
    Diagnosis and Management of Ebstein Anomaly of the Tricuspid Valve.
    Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine , 2012 Sept. 22
  • Krieger EV, Valente AM, Landzberg MJ, Stout KK
    Acute dyspnea in a young man with an old sternotomy.
    Congenital heart disease , 2012 Sept. : 7(5)E73-7
  • Krieger EV, Moko LE, Wu F, Landzberg MJ, Valente AM, Assenza GE, Ukomadu C, Opotowsky AR
    Single ventricle anatomy is associated with increased frequency of nonalcoholic cirrhosis.
    International journal of cardiology , 2012 June 22
  • Krieger EV, Landzberg MJ, Economy KE, Webb GD, Opotowsky AR
    Comparison of risk of hypertensive complications of pregnancy among women with versus without coarctation of the aorta.
    The American journal of cardiology , 2011 May 15 : 107(10)1529-34
  • Krieger EV, Stout K
    The adult with repaired coarctation of the aorta.
    Heart (British Cardiac Society) , 2010 Oct. : 96(20)1676-81
  • Krieger EV, Knopp RH
    Hypothyroidism misdiagnosed as statin intolerance.
    Annals of internal medicine , 2009 July 7 : 151(1)72