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Tim C. McQuinn, MD

Tim C. McQuinn, MD

Cardiology

On staff since October 2009

Children's Title: Director of Heart Center Inpatient Services

Academic Title: Professor

Tim C. McQuinn, MD, Director of Heart Center Inpatient Services at Seattle Children’s and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. McQuinn sees outpatients in Seattle Children’s Heart Center. He attends and consults on the inpatient service at Seattle Children’s.

McQuinn received his MD from the University of Washington.  He completed his internship and pediatric residency at Tulane University.  He completed his Pediatric Cardiology residency at Baylor College of Medicine.  He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. 

Recommendations

  • Audrey Summerville 03.18.13

    Dr. Tim McQuinn is outstanding! I and my son Joshua were truely blessed the day God brought him into our life. He is truely amazing. His knowledge is unreal and i believe he has a very special gift to be able to do what he does with such compassion and patience, confidence and understanding, and he truely cares for his patients as well as their families. He brought my son through the hardest times of his life along side the rest of the cardiology team at SC's MUSC childrens hospital and NICU staff, but overall it was him, my son was born with TOF with VSD, as well as Pulmonary Atresia. These two things combined made Joshuas condition very complex and was a learning experience for alot of persons involved with Joshua, Dr. McQuinn very often went the extra mile to ensure joshua would live to see another day, there were many doctors who had a hard time deciding what to do for joshua because of the severity of his condition, we kept coming to what looked like dead ends until Dr. McQuinn stepped in and said ok, look this baby is going to make it." and after many months in the hospital, three surgeries later dr. McQuinn saved his life i strongly believe that. He is our hero. I have thanked God for him a million times over. Joshua is going on six years old now and is a very happy strong little boy, wish he was still here but glad he is somewhere helping other families as well. Phenomenal doctor! Thank you, Audrey and Joshua Logan

  • Carol Bellevue Washington 01.02.13

    Dr MCquinn has treated our daughter Zoe for seven months now. He is kind, caring and very understanding. This has been a stressful time but he has been there for us. I cannot say enough good word about him because he is just the best doctor.

  • Jan Seattle, WA 06.07.11

    I cannot say enough good things about Dr. McQuinn. He treated our son who had complications in recovery after his TOF open-heart repair surgery, and while it was stressful and emotional I also knew that he was always in very good hands with Dr. McQuinn. He communicated with us as parents, he cared about our son, he personally stopped in often to see him, and I always felt he was 100% focused on and engaged with our son when he was in our room. In addition to being excellent in his field, he is also a genuinely nice and witty person - and as the hospital stay gets longer these are valuable qualities.

  • LISA Patrick, SC 05.13.11

    Dr. McQuinn is an great doctor. He treated my son for six years at MUSC in Charleston, SC. My son was born with HLHS, and later received a heart transplant in November 2008. He is one awesome doctor!!!

  • Christian South Carolina 12.28.10

    Dr. McQuinn is an incredible doctor. He was one of many doctors that helped my child who was born with DiGeorge Syndrome in 2004.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics
Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Residency

Pediatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine - Pediatrics, New Orleans

Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Clinical Interests

Post-operative care; Cyanosis; post Cardio-Pulmonary Bypass inflammatory states

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
Best Doctors of America 2003 - 2013
Mitchell I. Rubin Research Award Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina 1997
Young Investigator Award American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Cardiology 1991
Clinician-Scientist Award American Heart Association 1990 - 1995
AHA-Bugher Fellow in Molecular Cardiology Baylor College of Medicine 1988 - 1990

Publications

  • Jackson KW, Butts RJ, Svenson AJ, McQuinn TC, Atz AM
    Response to a single dose of sildenafil in single-ventricle patients: an echocardiographic evaluation.
    Pediatric cardiology , 2013 Oct. : 34(7)1739-42
  • Zyblewski SC, Argraves WS, Graham EM, Slate EH, Atz AM, Bradley SM, McQuinn TC, Wilkerson BA, Wing SB, Argraves KM
    Reduction in postoperative high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in children undergoing the Fontan operation.
    Pediatric cardiology , 2012 Oct. : 33(7)1154-9
  • Tim C. McQuinn, MD
    Chapter 63: Cardiovascular Development
    Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, Fourth Edition, Eds Polin RA, Fox WW, Abman SH , 2011
  • Yalcin HC, Shekhar A, McQuinn TC, Butcher JT
    Hemodynamic patterning of the avian atrioventricular valve.
    Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists , 2011 Jan. : 240(1)23-35
  • McQuinn TC, Deardorff RL, Mukherjee R, Taylor AG, Graham EM, Atz AM, Forbus GA, DeSantis SM, Young JB, Stroud RE, Crawford FA, Bradley SM, Reeves ST, Spinale FG
    Circulating matrix metalloproteinase levels after ventricular septal defect repair in infants.
    The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2010 Dec. : 140(6)1257-65
  • Mukherjee R, McQuinn TC, Dugan MA, Saul JP, Spinale FG
    Cardiac function and circulating cytokines after endotoxin exposure in neonatal mice.
    Pediatric research , 2010 Nov. : 68(5)381-6
  • Mukherjee R, McQuinn TC, Dugan MA, Saul JP, Spinale FG
    Cardiac Function and Circulating Cytokines Following Endotoxin Exposure in Neonatal Mice.
    Pediatric research , 2010 July 6
  • Kaltman JR, Andropoulos DB, Checchia PA, Gaynor JW, Hoffman TM, Laussen PC, Ohye RG, Pearson GD, Pigula F, Tweddell J, Wernovsky G, Del Nido P, Perioperative Working Group
    Report of the pediatric heart network and national heart, lung, and blood institute working group on the perioperative management of congenital heart disease.
    Circulation , 2010 June 29 : 121(25)2766-72
  • McQuinn TC, Deardorff RL, Mukherjee R, Taylor AG, Graham EM, Atz AM, Forbus GA, Desantis SM, Young JB, Stroud RE, Crawford FA, Bradley SM, Reeves ST, Spinale FG
    Circulating matrix metalloproteinase levels after ventricular septal defect repair in infants.
    The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2010 June 17
  • Hsia TY, McQuinn TC, Mukherjee R, Deardorff RL, Squires JE, Stroud RE, Crawford FA, Bradley SM, Reeves ST, Spinale FG
    Effects of aprotinin or tranexamic acid on proteolytic/cytokine profiles in infants after cardiac surgery.
    The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2010 June : 89(6)1843-52; discussion 1852
  • Hsia TY, McQuinn TC, Mukherjee R, Deardorff RL, Squires JE, Stroud RE, Crawford FA, Bradley SM, Reeves ST, Spinale FG
    Effects of aprotinin or tranexamic acid on proteolytic/cytokine profiles in infants after cardiac surgery.
    The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2010 June : 1843-52; discussion 1852
  • Pruett ND, Visconti RP, Jacobs DF, Scholz D, McQuinn T, Sundberg JP, Awgulewitsch A
    Evidence for Hox-specified positional identities in adult vasculature.
    BMC developmental biology , 2008 Sept. 30 : 893
  • Cooley MA, Kern CB, Fresco VM, Wessels A, Thompson RP, McQuinn TC, Twal WO, Mjaatvedt CH, Drake CJ, Argraves WS
    Fibulin-1 is required for morphogenesis of neural crest-derived structures.
    Developmental biology , 2008 July 15 : 319(2)336-45
  • Cooley MA, Kern CB, Fresco VM, Wessels A, Thompson RP, McQuinn TC, Twal WO, Mjaatvedt CH, Drake CJ, Argraves WS
    Fibulin-1 is required for morphogenesis of neural crest-derived structures.
    Developmental biology , 2008 July 15 : 336-45
  • Sedmera D, McQuinn T
    Embryogenesis of the heart muscle.
    Heart failure clinics , 2008 July : 4(3)235-45
  • McQuinn TC, Bratoeva M, Dealmeida A, Remond M, Thompson RP, Sedmera D
    High-frequency ultrasonographic imaging of avian cardiovascular development.
    Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists , 2007 Dec. : 236(12)3503-13
  • McQuinn TC, Bratoeva M, Dealmeida A, Remond M, Thompson RP, Sedmera D
    High-frequency ultrasonographic imaging of avian cardiovascular development.
    Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists , 2007 Dec. : 3503-13
  • Butcher JT, McQuinn TC, Sedmera D, Turner D, Markwald RR
    Transitions in early embryonic atrioventricular valvular function correspond with changes in cushion biomechanics that are predictable by tissue composition.
    Circulation research , 2007 May 25 : 100(10)1503-11
  • Butcher JT, McQuinn TC, Sedmera D, Turner D, Markwald RR
    Transitions in early embryonic atrioventricular valvular function correspond with changes in cushion biomechanics that are predictable by tissue composition.
    Circulation research , 2007 May 25 : 1503-11
  • deAlmeida A, McQuinn T, Sedmera D
    Increased ventricular preload is compensated by myocyte proliferation in normal and hypoplastic fetal chick left ventricle.
    Circulation research , 2007 May 11 : 100(9)1363-70
  • Gohean J, Figliola R, Camp T, McQuinn T
    Comparative in vitro study of bileaflet and tilting disk valve behavior in the pulmonary position.
    Journal of biomechanical engineering , 2006 Aug. : 128(4)631-5
  • Visconti RP, Ebihara Y, LaRue AC, Fleming PA, McQuinn TC, Masuya M, Minamiguchi H, Markwald RR, Ogawa M, Drake CJ
    An in vivo analysis of hematopoietic stem cell potential: hematopoietic origin of cardiac valve interstitial cells.
    Circulation research , 2006 Mar. 17 : 98(5)690-6
  • Visconti RP, Ebihara Y, LaRue AC, Fleming PA, McQuinn TC, Masuya M, Minamiguchi H, Markwald RR, Ogawa M, Drake CJ
    An in vivo analysis of hematopoietic stem cell potential: hematopoietic origin of cardiac valve interstitial cells.
    Circulation research , 2006 Mar. 17 : 690-6
  • Allen HD, Bricker JT, Freed MD, Hurwitz RA, McQuinn TC, Schieken RM, Strong WB, Zahka KG, Sanders SP, Colan SD, Cordes TM, Donofrio MT, Ensing GJ, Geva T, Kimball TR, Sahn DJ, Silverman NH, Sklansky MS, Weinberg PM, Beekman RH 3rd, Hellenbrand WE, Lloyd TR, Lock JE, Mullins CE, Rome JJ, Teitel DF, Vetter VL, Silka MJ, Van Hare GF, Walsh EP, Kulik T, Giglia TM, Kocis KC, Mahoney LT, Schwartz SM, Wernovsky G, Wessel DL, Murphy DJ Jr, Foster E, Benson DW Jr, Baldwin HS, Mahoney LT, McQuinn TC
    ACC/AHA/AAP recommendations for training in pediatric cardiology.
    Pediatrics , 2005 Dec. : 1574-96
  • Graham TP Jr, Beekman RH 3rd, Allen HD, Bricker JT, Freed MD, Hurwitz RA, McQuinn TC, Schieken RM, Strong WB, Zahka KG, Sanders SP, Colan SD, Cordes TM, Donofrio MT, Ensing GJ, Geva T, Kimball TR, Sahn DJ, Silverman NH, Sklansky MS, Weinberg PM, Hellenbrand WE, Lloyd TR, Lock JE, Mullins CE, Romes JJ, Teitel DF, Vetter VL, Silka MJ, Van Hare GF, Walsh EP, Kulik T, Giglia TM, Kocis KC, Mahoney LT, Schwartz SM, Wernovsky G, Wessel DL, Murphy D Jr, Foster E, Benson DW Jr, Baldwin HS, Hirshfeld JW Jr, Kugler JD, Moskowitz WB, Creager MA, Lorell BH, Merli G, Rodgers GP, Rutherford JD, Tracy CM, Weitz HH, American College of Cardiology Foundation, American Heart Association, American College of Physicians Task Force on Clinical Competence, Writing Committee to Develop Training Recommendations for Pediatric Cardiology
    ACCF/AHA/AAP recommendations for training in pediatric cardiology. A report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/American College of Physicians Task Force on Clinical Competence (ACC/AHA/AAP Writing Committee to Develop Training Recommendations for Pediatric Cardiology).
    Circulation , 2005 Oct. 18 : 112(16)2555-80
  • Allen HD, Bricker JT, Freed MD, Hurwitz RA, McQuinn TC, Schieken RM, Strong WB, Zahka KG, American College of Cardiology Foundation, American Heart Association, American College of Physicians Task Force on Clinical Competence (ACC/AHA/AAP Writing Committee to Develop Training Recommendations for Pediatric Cardiology)
    ACCF/AHA/AAP recommendations for training in pediatric cardiology. Task force 1: general experiences and training.
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology , 2005 Oct. 4 : 46(7)1382-4
  • Benson DW Jr, Baldwin HS, Mahoney LT, McQuinn TC, American College of Cardiology Foundation, American Heart Association, American College of Physicians Task Force on Clinical Competence (ACC/AHA/AAP Writing Committee to Develop Training Recommendations for Pediatric Cardiology)
    ACCF/AHA/AAP recommendations for training in pediatric cardiology. Task force 7: training guidelines for research in pediatric cardiology.
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology , 2005 Oct. 4 : 46(7)1401-3
  • Allen HD, Bricker JT, Freed MD, Hurwitz RA, McQuinn TC, Schieken RM, Strong WB, Zahka KG
    ACCF/AHA/AAP recommendations for training in pediatric cardiology. Task force 1: general experiences and training.
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology , 2005 Oct. 4 : 1382-4
  • Benson DW Jr, Baldwin HS, Mahoney LT, McQuinn TC
    ACCF/AHA/AAP recommendations for training in pediatric cardiology. Task force 7: training guidelines for research in pediatric cardiology.
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology , 2005 Oct. 4 : 1401-3
  • Sedmera D, Cook AC, Shirali G, McQuinn TC
    Current issues and perspectives in hypoplasia of the left heart.
    Cardiology in the young , 2005 Feb. : 15(1)56-72
  • Sedmera D, Cook AC, Shirali G, McQuinn TC
    Current issues and perspectives in hypoplasia of the left heart.
    Cardiology in the young , 2005 Feb. : 56-72
  • Bradley SM, Simsic JM, McQuinn TC, Habib DM, Shirali GS, Atz AM
    Hemodynamic status after the Norwood procedure: a comparison of right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery connection versus modified Blalock-Taussig shunt.
    The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2004 Sept. : 78(3)933-41; discussion 933-41
  • Bradley SM, Simsic JM, McQuinn TC, Habib DM, Shirali GS, Atz AM
    Hemodynamic status after the Norwood procedure: a comparison of right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery connection versus modified Blalock-Taussig shunt.
    The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2004 Sept. : 933-41; discussion 933-41
  • Waller BR, Bradley SM, Crumbley AJ 3rd, Wiles HB, McQuinn TC, Bennett AT
    Cardiac fibroma in an infant: single ventricle palliation as a bridge to heart transplantation.
    The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2003 Apr, : 1306-8
  • Müller JG, Thompson JT, Edmonson AM, Rackley MS, Kasahara H, Izumo S, McQuinn TC, Menick DR, O'Brien TX
    Differential regulation of the cardiac sodium calcium exchanger promoter in adult and neonatal cardiomyocytes by Nkx2.5 and serum response factor.
    Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology , 2002 July : 807-21