Dr. Robert Boucek is the Bradley-Armstrong-Bradley Professor of Cardiology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Boucek received his medical and Masters of Science (Biochemistry) degrees from Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed a pediatrics internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina and postdoctoral fellowships in biochemistry and pediatric cardiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and advanced to Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Biochemistry. Dr. Boucek moved to Florida to be Chief of the division of Cardiology at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida and held the first Raymond Research Chair of Cardiology.
He came to the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) in late 2004. He launched the Myocardial Regeneration Initiative of SCH and Chaired the Search Committee leading to the recruitment of Dr. Mark Majesky as the Research Director of the Initiative. Dr. Boucek, known as "Dr. Boo" to his patients, remains active in translational research in collaboration with Drs Charles Murry and Majesky. With the Murry lab, his focus has been in advancing iPSC-based modeling of inherited cardiomyopathies. With the Majesky lab, his focus is identifying small molecule regulators of angiogenesis relevant to congenital vascular tumors.