Maggie L. Likes, MD


On staff since October 2010

Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Cardiology Division, Department of Pediatrics, UW

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Maggie L. Likes, MD, is an attending physician at Seattle Childrens Hospital and assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She earned a B.A. with Honors from The University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon) in Exercise and Movement Science. She earned her MD from Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans, LA).

    She then completed her General Pediatrics residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, OH). After her residency, she worked for a year as an attending pediatrician in the urgent care at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Lastly, she completed her fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at UCLA Mattel Childrens Hospital (Los Angeles, CA). She is board certified in pediatrics.

    Dr. Likes has provided care to our patients since 2010. Her outpatient Cardiology practice is located at the main campus in Seattle as well as at Children's Bellevue. She is also the primary Pediatric Cardiologist at Group Health in Bellevue. She sees new consultations as well as providing continuity of care for her established patients. Dr. Likes also has a special interest in the prenatal diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease. She is the attending physician for the inpatient cardiology patients at Seattle Childrens for several weeks a year, provides cardiology consultation at regional hospitals and she is one of the echocardiography physicians who interprets echocardiograms regularly.

    Her research interests include quality of care and improvement of outcomes of single ventricle patients, non-invasive imaging, and quality of outpatient general pediatric cardiology care.

    • Anna Sammamish, WA 07.13.12

      Dr. Likes has been a wonderful caregiver for my daughter. We instantly liked her and knew we wanted to continue to see her. She provides encouragement and never rushes us when we have questions about our daughter's heart. I would highly recommend her to any family looking for a wonderful cardiologist!!

    • Tamara Shelton, WA 04.28.11

      Dr. Likes diagnosed our 11 year old son in December with Coarctation of the Aorta. A caring professional, she has been supportive, proactive and thorough in each step of our journey with our son's health. I appreciate that she has always been available, even outside office visits (via phone and email) to support us. Dr. Likes is a lovely, kind and genuine person, and continues to provide quality care for our family. I hope Seattle Childrens Hospital realizes how blessed they are to have her on their Cardiology team!

  • Manuscripts Submitted

    • Amin P, Levi DS, Likes M, Laks H
      Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum causing severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
      19365655 Pediatric cardiology, 2009 Aug. : 30(6)851-4 PMCID:PMC2715465

    Other Publications

    • Likes M and Lewin MB, Stout K
      Right Heart Anomalies in Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease
      Practical Echocardiography Series, 2012 : (Elsevier S)145-168
    • Likes M
      A Non-Invasive Assessment of Cardiac Output in Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients. J Heart Lung Transplant.
      J Heart Lung Transplant, 2010 : (2)(29)
    • Madan AK, Likes M, Raafat A
      Pneumomediastinum as a complication of preperitoneal laparoscopic herniorrhaphy.
      12723003 JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2003 Jan. : 7(1)73-5 PMCID:PMC3015468


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans


Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland


Pediatric Cardiology, Mattel Children's Hospital - UCLA, Los Angeles

Clinical Interests

General cardiology, non-invasive imaging including fetal echocardiology; clinical outcomes and quality improvement