Coffee + Cardiology

Linker's Mastery

May 09, 2022 UW Heart Institute / Dr. David T. Linker Season 1 Episode 10
Coffee + Cardiology
Linker's Mastery
Show Notes

In this week's episode we sit down with David T. Linker MD, FACC, FESC, FASE. 

Dr. Linker's career has uniquely tied his engineering background with cardiology to help design the future of cardiac diagnostic technologies.  His commitment is to ensure these critical tools are accessible to everyone who needs it.   From speaking 6 languages to building new technologies, the common thread is his aspiration of mastery.   This aspiration is now focused on his mastery of teaching complex topics like transesophageal echocardiography with his recently published book High-Quality Transesophageal Echocardiography.

0:40 - Cardiology & Engineering
4:08 - Development of Ultrasound Imaging
7:45 - European and American Models
8:30 - Icelandic, English, Spanish, French, Norwegian, & Dutch
9:44 - World-wide Collaboration
14:10 - Aspiring for Mastery * High-Quality Transesophageal Echocardiography
18:30 - The why rather than just the how
19:45 - Learning how to teach better "Cognitive Load"
21:20 - Detection of Atrial Fibrillation
26:35 - Democratization of Diagnosis
27:25 - Contributions to the Seattle Heart Failure Model
32:10 - Commercialization without preventing access
34:14 - David Linker's television travelogue series available on Smithsonian Digital Catalog
39:00 - Impact of Legacy
42:15 - Mental Health through  the outdoors

Please feel free to reach out to Dr. David T. Linker directly here:

Others Mentioned:
Bjorn Angelsen
Dr. Wayne Levy