Dr. Lombardi is an associate clinical professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology, and the director for Complex Coronary Artery Disease Therapies in the UW Medicine Regional Heart Center. He is an expert in cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology.
After completing his M.D. at Tulane Medical School, Bill Lombardi went on to the University of Utah, Salt Lake City for his internal medicine residency and fellowships in cardiology, heart failure/cardiac transplant, and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lombardi then returned home to Washington State and joined St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham. During the 13 years that he was at St. Joseph’s, Dr. Lombardi helped to develop novel CTO techniques and technologies and was fundamental to the inception of the “hybrid algorithm” to facilitate reproducibly successful outcomes in chronic total occlusion and complex lesion PCI. During this time he was also active in physician training, CME courses and proctoring.
Dr. Lombardi joined the University of Washington Medical Center in 2014 as associate clinical professor and director of the Complex Coronary Disease Therapies Program.
He is certified in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Patient Care Philosophy
Patients come first. The fundamental core values are take good care of patients and train other physicians how to get better at their craft. I try to view patients as my own mother and father and what would I want for them. I then look to who is the best provider or what is the best way to ensure that each patient is viewed as an individual and receives optimal treatment. The science of health care is about populations but in the end we have to apply the art of medicine by sifting through the science and the abilities of the physicians and institutions to tailor therapy for each patient. My goal in joining the university of Washington was to ensure that each patient had the opportunity to receive the latest therapy by people who are on the cutting edge of both the art and science of medicine.
Interventional cardiology; cardiac catheterization; interventional cardiology.
Dr. Lombardi has focused much of his vast research efforts on developing and refining CTO and complex coronary artery procedures with great efficacy and reproducibility.
|Stanford University Medical Center||Teaching Appointment||2014|
|Tulane University-School of Medicine||Medical education||1994|
|Univ. of Utah Program||Internship|
|Univ. of Utah Program||Residency|
|Univ. of Utah Program||Fellowship|
|Univ. of Utah SOM||Fellowship|
|MD||Tulane University-School of Medicine||1994|
|American Board of Internal Medicine||Cardiovascular Disease||2010|
|American Board of Internal Medicine||Interventional Cardiology||2011|