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.