Dr G. Burkhard Mackensen

Dr G. Burkhard Mackensen is the Allan J. Treuer Endowed Professor of Anesthesiology and Chair of the University of Washington Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine in Seattle, WA. He also serves as the Director of Interventional Echocardiography at the UW Medicine Heart Institute. 
Dr Mackensen is a practicing cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and a key member of the UW structural heart valve team. As an internationally recognized expert in perioperative and interventional echocardiography, Dr Mackensen is intimately involved in multidisciplinary efforts that aim to advance minimally invasive transcatheter cardiovascular care. He has given numerous national and international lectures on the role of 2D and 3D TEE in interventional/structural heart disease and surgical decision making, and has published over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and is the author of more than 20 book chapters.
As a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE), Dr Mackensen is the Chair of the ASE’s Industry Relations Committee (IRT) and the immediate past Chair of the Council on Perioperative Echocardiography (COPE). Dr Mackensen also represents the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) at the echocardiography board of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) and as part of that board created the opportunity for perioperative echocardiography services to be accredited by the IAC.

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