EDUCATION AND TRAINING
1993 University of California, Berkeley, CA B.A. English Literature, minor in Computer Science
2001 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Ph.D. in English Language and Literature
2001 University of California, San Francisco, CA Doctor of Medicine
2008 University of Washington, Seattle, WA Masters of Science—Public Health, Epidemiology
2004 University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Internal Medicine Residency
2008 University of Washington, Seattle, WA Fellowship in Cardiology
2009 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Creighton W. Don M.D, Ph.D.
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-6116
Clinic Appointments: (206) 598-4300
Fax: (206) 598-4669
2009 American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
2007 American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
2004 American Board of Internal Medicine
AREAS OF CLINICAL EXPERTISE
Atrial septal defect closure
Valvular heart disease
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Structural heart disease
Acute coronary syndromes
Stem cell and biologic therapies
New interventional devices and technologies
2010 National Institutes of Health -- Institute for Translational Health Sciences, KL2 Training Grant
2008 Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program Endowed Prize in Health Policy and Economics
2007 Cardiology Fellowship Research Grant, Vascular Biology Working Group
Don C, Kollack-Walker S, Watson SJ, Akil H. Differential expression of c-fos mRNA within neurocircuits of male hamsters exposed to acute or chronic defeat. Journal of Neuroendocrinology (1999) 11: 547-599. (Primary co-author with Dr. Kollack-Walker).
Ward RP, Don C, Furlong KT, Lang RM. Racial Differences in Complex Aortic Atheroma in Patients Undergoing Transesophageal Echocardiography for Unexplained Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack. Am J Cardiol. 2004; 94(9):129-132.
Ward RP, Don C, Furlong KT, Lang RM. Predictors of Long-Term Mortality in Patients with Ischemic Stroke Referred for Transesophageal Echocardiography. Stroke. 2006 Jan;37(1):204-8.
Cubeddu R, Jneid H, Don CW, Witzke CF, Cruz-Gonzalez I, Gupta R, Rengifo-Moreno P, Maree AO, Palacios I. Retrograde vs. antegrade percutaneous aortic valvuloplasty: Immediate, short- and long-term outcome at 2 years. Cardiovascular Catheterization and Interventions. 2009. Aug 1;74(2):225-31.
Kiernan TJ, Yan BP, Ruggiero N, Eisenberg JD, Bernal J, Cubeddu RJ, Witzke C, Don CW, Cruz-Gonzalez I, Rosenfield K, Pomersantev E, Palacios I. Coronary artery perforations in the contemporary interventional era. J Interv Cardiol. 2009 Aug;22(4):350-3.
Don CW, Longstreth WT, Maynard C, Olsufka M, Nichol G, Ray R, Kupchik N, Deem S, Copass MK, Cobb LA, Kim F. Active surface cooling protocol to induce mild therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A retrospective before-and-after comparison in a single hospital. Critical Care Medicine. 2009 Dec;37(12):3062-9.
Don CW, Witzke C, Herrero J, Cubeddu R, Caldera A, McCarty D, Inglessis I, Palacios I. Rapid right Ventricular pacing vs. non-pacing percutaneous aortic valvuloplasty: immediate and short-term outcome. Cardiovascular Catheterization and Interventions. 2010 Feb 15:75(3):444-52. (Primary co-author with C. Witzke)
Don CW, Witzke C, Herrero J, Cubeddu R, Caldera A, McCarty D, Inglessis I, Palacios I. Comparison of Procedural and In-hospital Outcomes of Percutanous Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty in Patients >80 Years versus Patients ≤80 Years. Am J Cardiology. 2010 Jun 15;105(12):1815-20. (Primary co-author with C. Witzke)