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Nalini Colaco, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine


  • Cardiology

Special focus

  • Heart Assist Devices
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure and Transplant
  • Heart Transplant

Locations and contact

I see patients at

About me

Dr. Colaco is a cardiologist who specializes in the care of patients with advanced heart failure, including evaluation for mechanical heart pumps and heart transplantation. She cares for patients in both the outpatient and inpatient setting, and provides compassionate, thoughtful, communicative and individualized care to patients and their families as they navigate through the disease course. She feels privileged to be able to build lifelong relationships with patients and provide care in both sickness and in health.

A native of the west coast, Dr. Colaco enjoys everything that the pacific northwest has to offer including hiking, biking and delicious food and drink.

Education and training

    • M.P.H., 2011, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • M.D., 2012, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency

    • Internal Medicine Internship, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, 2013
    • Internal Medicine Residency, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, 2015
  • Fellowship

    • Cardiovascular Disease, University of California, San Francisco, 2018
    • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, University of California, San Francisco, 2019
  • Certifications

    • Internal Medicine 2015-2025
    • Cardiovascular Disease 2018-2028
    • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 2020

Memberships and associations:

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.8 out of 5 (128 Ratings, 50 Reviews)

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