About Dr. Lara Oyetunji,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Lara Oyetunji and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Chicago in 2009. To date, I have performed approximately 1,000 cardiac surgeries, of which over 400 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at UW Medicine Heart Institute. Read more...

3 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Oyetunji

"Very easy to talk to and understand. She explained each of the options to my wife and I. We decided on the mechanical valve. My wife, Ronda left the pre-op visit informed and confident that we have the best surgeon we could hope for. After the surgery Dr. Oyetunji made sure Ronda was updated. She called my wife as soon as the procedure was complete to let her know I was ok. "

-- McQueen Varnes, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 06/09/2022

"She was very positive, seemed like a go-getter and explained things to me fully, when answering my questions.

The operation went well and care was taken, from detailed surgery notes, that were available to read. On her post surgery visits to my hospital room, emphasis was placed upon all the members of the care team."

-- Brady Busch, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 11/16/2021

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Atrial fibrillation therapy using the Maze Procedure

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Mitral valve pathology
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Lara Oyetunji, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Chicago in 2009.

After medical school, Dr. Oyetunji completed a General Surgery Residency and Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at UW Medicine.

Dr. Oyetunji also completed a Fellowship at the National Institute of Health and she received a degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.

For her commitment to the treatment of cardiac disorders, Dr. Oyetunji was named a "Top Doctor" in the Seattle Met magazine in 2021.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Lara Oyetunji, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Oyetunji, you can:

  • Call (206) 809-7991 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. Oyetunji is located at Main Hospital, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, WA 98195. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.

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Page last updated: April 17, 2023