Yuk Ming Law, MD

Yuk Ming Law, MD

Cardiology, Transplant Center, Heart Failure Program, VAD Program, Program for Mitochondrial Medicine and Metabolism

On staff since December 2006

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

Academic Title: Professor, Pediatrics

  • Yuk M. Law, MD, is Medical Director of Cardiac Transplant and Heart Failure Service at Seattle Childrens Hospital and 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.

    • Tyoko Pittsburgh, PA 05.04.23

      Dr. Yuk Law is truly a God send. He is compassionate yet thorough and made sure our daughters condition, treatment options and plans were clearly communicated after my daughter was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect at 6 Mos of age. After 2 open heart surgeries in those early years, she has has no complications and is thriving today. She recently celebrated her 23rd birthday and consider it a blessing that we had the privilege to cross paths with Dr. Law and forever grateful.

    • Andrea Salem, Oregon 03.07.15

      Dr. Law provided dedicated and compassionate care to our daughter, adopted from overseas at end stage CHD, during her evaluation for cardiac transplant and throughout the transplant and post transplant process. From ECMO to a running, jumping, talking, and thriving 3 year old, Dr. Law's care exemplified the standard of excellence that is the Seattle Children's Transplant Program.

    • 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.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE TOP DOCTOR - 2022 Seattle Magazine 2022
    Seattle Top Doctor - 2019 Seattle Magazine 2019
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2018 Seattle Magazine 2018
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2017 Seattle Magazine 2017
    Seattles Top Doctor 2016 Seattle Met Magazine 2016
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine 2015
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
    Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine 2012
    U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012
    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
  • Other 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.
      22878808 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.
      22248292 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.
      22004544 Pediatric transplantation, 2011 Nov. : 15(7)699-705 PMCID:PMC3201752
    • 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.
      19796740 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.
      19063801 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.
      18191742 Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2008 Jan 15 : 51(2)161-9 PMCID:PMC3125969
    • 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.
      18377465 Congenital heart disease, 2007 May : 2(3)194-8
    • Law YM
      Pathophysiology and diagnosis of allograft rejection in pediatric heart transplantation.
      17284982 Current opinion in cardiology, 2007 March : 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.
      17096764 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.
      16897312 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.
      16893709 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.
      16893709 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.
      16507419 The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, 2006 March : 25(3)276-82
    • Law YM and Sahn D
      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.
      15992657 Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2005 Jul 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.
      15695131 The American journal of cardiology, 2005 Feb 15 : 95(4)474-8
  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Session Chair International Society of Heart Transplantation Paris, France Apr 1, 2009


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


YSR Internal Medicine Residency Program, New Haven, CT

Clinical Interests

Cardiopulmonary failure and heart transplant

Research Focus Area

Translational Research, Mitochondrial disease