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...
I believe my greatest strength is a comprehensive, compassionate and quality approach to the care of my patients.
I pride myself on not being the heart surgeon but being the patient’s doctor and taking care of the entire patient. I am also very interested in quality outcomes and provide evidence-based surgical care in a multidisciplinary fashion.
2 Patient Reviews for
"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
"I had no sooner made the appointment for the heart surgery, Dr. Oyetunji contacted me directly to introduce herself, talk about it, understand any concerns I had, and to lay out a plan of when I would be seeing her.
I thought her approach was very professional. In the meeting prior to the surgery with my wife, she was very smart, very approachable and explained very clearly the positives and the potential downsides in a way that was very clearly understood by us both. After the surgery she regularly stopped by including over the weekend to check up on me. She’s a great surgeon and a great asset to the UW Medicine team. 5 out of 5 stars."
-- Jim Olsen, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 08/05/2021
My Specialities &
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.
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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: July 2, 2022