Kier Huehnergarth MD, FACC
Board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology.
Dr. Huehnergarth earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine where he also completed a fellowship in cardiology and served as chief fellow.
Dr. Huehnergarth is the medical director of the Lipid Clinic at the Polyclinic and directs the Polyclinic Echocardiography laboratory. He he performs trans-esophageal echocardiograms, cardioversions and diagnostic coronary angiograms.
Dr. Huehnergarth’s practice encompasses all areas of heart disease, from prevention of heart disease to evaluation and treatment of more advanced forms of heart disease such as coronary artery disease, heart valve disease and heart failure.
He believes in diet and exercise as the foundation for preventing heart disease and as an important part of the treatment regimen for more advanced forms of heart disease. He enjoys working with patients to get started with an exercise program and to find a “heart healthy” diet. Dr. Huehnergarth also enjoys working with “weekend warriors” and athletes either with interest in preventing heart disease, symptoms of possible heart disease or with known heart disease.
"I enjoy caring for patients at all points in the cardiovascular disease process- from disease prevention to cardiac catheterization. I strive to educate patients to help them understand the basis, consequences and treatment of cardiovascular disease. I believe that through an understanding of heart disease and treatment options, patients are empowered to be advocates of their own health which leads to improved health outcomes."
At the Polyclinic, the needs of the patient come first. Part of this commitment involves conducting clinical trials with the goal of helping people live longer, healthier lives. Learn more about trials conducted by this provider.
Outside of cardiology, Dr. Huehnergarth enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. He also participates in endurance sports, including distance cycling and running and he competes in triathlons.
Talking Heart Health on Komo
Dr. Huehnergarth discusses heart health with Shannon O’Kelley on KOMO radio’s Health Talk, including the difference between heart attack and cardiac arrest.
Coordinated Care at The Polyclinic - New Day Northwest
Dr. Kier Huehnergarth and Dr. Thomas King appeared on KING-5’s New Day Northwest yesterday with their patient Ed Williams. They talked about the swift and well-coordinated treatment Ed received from his care team at The Polyclinic to address blocked arteries in his heart.