Coffee + Cardiology

McCabe's Report

January 19, 2022 UW Heart Institute / Dr. Jamie McCabe Season 1 Episode 2
Coffee + Cardiology
McCabe's Report
Show Notes

Coffee and Cardiology with Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Jamie McCabe to talk about what it takes to complete 150 mitraclip procedures, redefining how outcomes are measured, what leadership means to him and his crossroads between furniture making and medicine.

2:57 - Mitraclip
5:30 - Structural Heart Team
7:05 - Dynamics of multidisciplinary teams
9:40 - Volumes (Both sides)
16:40 - TAVR Returns
19:00 - TAVR Patient Selection 
22:10 - Physician Report Cards
25:00 - Risk Treatment Paradox
29:40 - Leadership philosophy 
33:45 - Vision of the Cath lab
37:23 - Impact of Covid
41:06 - Outside of the Lab
42:43 - The furniture maker?
49:08 - The pinnacle of structural heart

Dr. James (Jamie) McCabe grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College and received his medical degree from Yale University. He has completed 10 years of post-medical school training including internal medicine training and general cardiology fellowship at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and interventional cardiology fellowship as well as an advanced interventional fellowship in structural and peripheral treatments at Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology.

Dr. McCabe joined the University of Washington Medical Center in 2013. He became medical director of the Cardiac Cath Labs in 2015 and subsequently was named Chief of Interventional Cardiology for the UW System in 2020. His clinical practice leverages his knowledge and experience in clinical cardiovascular medicine and complex coronary and valvular heart interventions. Dr. McCabe is an international leader in structural heart interventions including repair or replacement of all heart valves using catheter-based methods. He also treats all forms of coronary artery blockage and cardiogenic shock. He is an internationally recognized clinician educator and investigator in transcatheter therapies for valvular heart disease. His research interests focus on quality and performance metrics for cardiovascular procedures and novel transcatheter therapies to address unmet needs in the structural heart space. 

He has been the site principal investigator for dozens of clinical trials and has authored more than 100 original manuscripts and multiple book chapters related to his work. He lectures frequently at national and international meetings including at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), Trancatheter Valve Therapeutics (TVT), American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention (SCAI), amongst others. He has also been asked to perform live televised procedures for national and international audiences across multiple continents. 

He has been recognized as an Emerging Leader in Medicine by SCAI and the ACC, named one of three finalists for the Linnemeier Award, and voted a “Top Doc” in cardiology multiple years in a row by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met Magazine.

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