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Yuk Ming Law, MD

Yuk Ming Law, MD

Cardiology, Mitochondrial Medicine, Transplantation

On staff since December 2006

Children's Title: Medical Director, Cardiac Transplant/Heart Failure Service

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Yuk M. Law, MD, is director of Cardiac Transplant and Heart Failure Service at Seattle Childrens Hospital and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He earned his MD at the University of California, Los Angeles and completed his pediatrics residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His postgraduate training included a research fellowship in the Pediatric Scientist Development Program at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University and a pediatric cardiology fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada.

He was director of the fellowship training program and director of the Heart Failure and Transplant Service at Doernbecher Childrens Hospital. Law is board certified in pediatric cardiology. He has an academic interest and clinical expertise in cardiopulmonary failure and heart transplant.

Recommendations

  • Eric Salem, OR 07.01.14

    Simply can not say enough about Dr. Law and the team he works with. We are forever grateful for his dedication to the children. I highly recommend Dr. Law.

  • Brittany Ellensburg, WA 11.25.12

    Dr. Law has done a wonderful job repairing my SVT. He told me that he could fix the problem in my heart and my condition has not returned after having the surgery in 2009. He has improved my way of life drastically and I think he's the best cardiologist I've ever worked with.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven

Residency

Pediatrics, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven

Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiology, The Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto

Clinical Interests

Cardiopulmonary failure and heart transplant

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine 2012
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians" Consumer's Research Council of America 2009
Rose Award Rose Award - for teaching of subspecialty trainees in cardiology Jan. 1, 2004
Young Investigator Award Young Investigator Award - American Academy of Pediatrics American Academy of Pediatrics Jan. 1, 1993
The Daland Award The Daland Award - American Philosophical Society American Philosophical Society Jan. 1, 1992
Honors Award Honors Award in Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine UCLA School of Medicine Jan. 1, 1987
Magna Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude - Brown University Brown University Jan. 1, 1983

Publications

  • Law YM, Sharma S, Feingold B, Fuller B, Devine WA, Webber SA
    Clinically Significant Thrombosis in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients During Their Waiting Period.
    Pediatric cardiology , 2012 Aug. 10
  • Golden AS, Law YM, Shurtleff H, Warner M, Saneto RP
    Mitochondrial electron transport chain deficiency, cardiomyopathy, and long-term cardiac transplant outcome.
    Pediatric transplantation , 2012 May : 16(3)265-8
  • Feingold B, Zheng J, Law YM, Morrow WR, Hoffman TM, Schechtman KB, Dipchand AI, Canter CE, Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Investigators
    Risk factors for late renal dysfunction after pediatric heart transplantation: a multi-institutional study.
    Pediatric transplantation , 2011 Nov. : 15(7)699-705
  • Law YM, Hoyer AW, Reller MD, Silberbach M
    Accuracy of plasma B-type natriuretic peptide to diagnose significant cardiovascular disease in children: the Better Not Pout Children! Study.
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology , 2009 Oct. 6 : 54(15)1467-75
  • Jeffries H, Bird G, Law Y, Wernovsky G, Weinberg P, Pizarro C, Stellin G
    Complications related to the transplantation of thoracic organs: consensus definitions from the Multi-Societal Database Committee for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease.
    Cardiology in the young , 2008 Dec. : 18 Suppl 2265-70
  • Ivy DD, Doran AK, Smith KJ, Mallory GB Jr, Beghetti M, Barst RJ, Brady D, Law Y, Parker D, Claussen L, Abman SH
    Short- and long-term effects of inhaled iloprost therapy in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology , 2008 Jan. 15 : 51(2)161-9
  • Kovach J, Ibsen L, Womack M, Steusse D, Law YM
    Treatment of refractory pulmonary arterial hypertension with inhaled epoprostenol in an infant with congenital heart disease.
    Congenital heart disease , 2007 May : 2(3)194-8
  • Law YM
    Pathophysiology and diagnosis of allograft rejection in pediatric heart transplantation.
    Current opinion in cardiology , 2007 Mar. : 22(2)66-71
  • Law Y, Boyle G, Miller S, Clendaniel J, Ettedgui J, Beerman L, Counihan P, Webber S
    Restrictive hemodynamics are present at the time of diagnosis of allograft coronary artery disease in children.
    Pediatric transplantation , 2006 Dec. : 10(8)948-52
  • Pham P, Hoyer A, Shaughnessy R, Law YM
    A novel approach incorporating sildenafil in the management of symptomatic neonates with Ebstein's anomaly.
    Pediatric cardiology , 2006 Sept. : 27(5)614-7
  • Law YM, Ettedgui J, Beerman L, Maisel A, Tofovic S
    Comparison of plasma B-type natriuretic peptide levels in single ventricle patients with systemic ventricle heart failure versus isolated cavopulmonary failure.
    The American journal of cardiology , 2006 Aug. 15 : 98(4)520-4
  • Law YM, Ettedgui J, Beerman L, Maisel A, Tofovic S
    Comparison of plasma B-type natriuretic peptide levels in single ventricle patients with systemic ventricle heart failure versus isolated cavopulmonary failure.
    The American journal of cardiology , 2006 Aug. 15 : 520-4
  • Law YM, Yim R, Agatisa P, Boyle GJ, Miller SA, Lawrence K, Webber SA
    Lipid profiles in pediatric thoracic transplant recipients are determined by their immunosuppressive regimens.
    The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation , 2006 Mar. : 25(3)276-82
  • Yuk Ming Law, MD
    Congestive Heart Failure Secondary to Congenital Heart Disease
    Congestive Heart Failure: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Comprehensive Approach to Management. 3rd edition , 2006 : 354-372.
  • Law Y
    Impact of carvedilol before angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy on cardiac function.
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology , 2005 July 5 : 46(1)181-2; author reply 183
  • Law YM, Keller BB, Feingold BM, Boyle GJ
    Usefulness of plasma B-type natriuretic peptide to identify ventricular dysfunction in pediatric and adult patients with congenital heart disease.
    The American journal of cardiology , 2005 Feb. 15 : 95(4)474-8

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Session Chair International Society of Heart Transplantation Paris, France April 1, 2009

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
2012 IRB pending Eli Lily Co 2012
Non-invasive assessment of endothelial dysfunction as an early marker of coronary allograft vasculopathy in pediatric heart transplant recipients Seattle Childrens Hospital $25,000 2011
Valgancyclovir pharmacokinetics and safety in infant heart transplant Seattle Childrens Hospital 2010