Erin Lynn Albers, MD

Erin Lynn Albers, MD

Cardiology, Transplant Center, Heart Failure Program, VAD Program

On staff since May 2012

Children's Title: Attending Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor, Pediatrics

  • Biography

    Erin Albers, MD, MSCI, is attending pediatric cardiologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and is an Assosicate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

    She earned her MD at University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville and completed her pediatric residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She went on to complete her pediatric cardiology fellowship at Vanderbilt where she also obtained a masters degree in clinical investigation (MSCI). Her sub-specialty training in pediatric heart failure and transplant was completed jointly at Vanderbilt and Seattle Children's Hospital before joining the Seattle Children's Heart Center as faculty in 2012.

    Dr. Albers enjoys caring for infants and children of all ages with all types of congenital and acquired heart diseases, and she has specific research interests and clinical expertise in the management of pediatric heart failure and heart transplantation.

  • Patient Testimonials
  • Awards and Honors
    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE TOP DOCTOR - 2022 Seattle Magazine 2022
    Best Junior Faculty Case Presentation International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 2012
    American Academy of Pediatrics Resident Travel Grant 2006
    Gold Humanism in Medicine Award 2004
    Alpha Omega Alpha 2004
  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Erin Lynn Albers, MD, Albers E., Janssen, D., Ammons, D., Doyle TP
      Percutaneous closure of secundum atrial septal defects.
      Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 2012 May : 33(2)115-23
    • Albers E, Donahue BS, Milne G, Saville BR, Wang W, Bichell D, McLaughlin B
      Perioperative plasma F(2)-Isoprostane levels correlate with markers of impaired ventilation in infants with single-ventricle physiology undergoing stage 2 surgical palliation on the cardiopulmonary bypass.
      22327227 Pediatric cardiology, 2012 April : 33(4)562-8
    • Hill KD, Fleming G, Curt Fudge J, Albers EL, Doyle TP, Rhodes JF
      Percutaneous interventions in high-risk patients following mustard repair of transposition of the great arteries.
      22419517 Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, 2012 Mar 14
    • Albers EL, Pugh ME, Hill KD, Wang L, Loyd JE, Doyle TP
      Percutaneous vascular stent implantation as treatment for central vascular obstruction due to fibrosing mediastinitis.
      21422386 Circulation, 2011 Apr 5 : 123(13)1391-9 PMCID:PMC3095436
    • Albers EL, Bichell DP, McLaughlin B
      New approaches to neuroprotection in infant heart surgery.
      20351657 Pediatric research, 2010 July : 68(1)1-9 PMCID:PMC2921700


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN


Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Clinical Interests

Pre- and post-operative management of children requiring heart transplantation, management of advanced pediatric heart failure in the context of acquired or congenital heart disease, as well as outpatient and acute care of infants and children with all forms of congenital heart disease.

Research Description

Clinical research investigating risk-factors and outcomes in high-risk heart transplant recipients including those with pulmonary hypertension and/or HLA sensitization