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. In addition to his clinical work, he continues to travel around the world to teach techniques for treating Chronic Total Occlusions. 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.