Richard D. Sheu, MD

Assistant Professor

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

UW Medical Center - Montlake

About me

Richard Sheu, MD, FASE, is a board-certified cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and the Director of Perioperative Echocardiography at the University of Washington Medical Center. He is also an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and the Program Director of the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Aside from delivering safe and effective anesthetics to patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases during complex open-heart surgeries, Dr. Sheu is an expert in utilizing advanced transesophageal echocardiography techniques in the perioperative period for both diagnostic and monitoring purposes. As treatment options rapidly evolve, he has established himself as a key member of the Structural Heart Team at the University of Washington Heart Institute by providing high-quality imaging guidance and interpretation for transcatheter therapies.

Recognized as one of the few anesthesiologist champions in the field of interventional echocardiography, he has been invited to speak at multiple national and international conferences and hold important positions at various medical societies. He is an award-winning educator who has published extensively in the anesthesiology, cardiology, and cardiac surgery literature.

Perioperative echocardiography; Structural heart disease

Medical School
New York Medical College 2010

Graduate School
Norwalk Hospital affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine 2011

Residency/ Fellowship
Tufts Medical Center 2014;  Cleveland Clinic 2015

Board Certification/Specialty
Anesthesiology; Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography


Travel, Photography, and Spending time with family