North Coast Cardiology, Inc. Katherine Ludington, MD, FACC
   4401 Manchester Avenue, Suite 106, Encinitas, CA 92024. Telephone (760) 753-0220. Fax (760) 753-2639.
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Dr. Katherine Ludington, MC, FACC

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Dr Ludington graduated from Stanford University with honors in both Biology and Psychology. She completed her medical school training at the world renowned University of California, San Francisco campus (associated with UC Berkeley). She then returned to Stanford University for her residency in Internal Medicine.

After board certification in internal medicine, Dr. Ludington successfully finished her fellowship specialty training at the University of California, San Diego. She joined the staff of the prestigious Scripps Clinic Medical Group in 2002. She is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and was awarded the exceptional honor of fellowship in the American College of Cardiology for her contributions and dedication to the field of cardiology.

Over the next 5 years, Dr. Ludington's interest in advanced cardiac imaging allowed her to be the co-founder and co-director of both the Cardiac MRI and Cardiac CT programs at Scripps Clinic. She has given numerous lectures about cardiac imaging across the country and has participated in research projects related to non-invasive imaging of the coronary arteries. She serves as member of an excusive national committee which sets policy on the use of these imaging modalities in medical practice by cardiologists across the country. An article featuring Dr. Ludington appeared on the front page of the Sunday Union Tribune on October 1st, 2006. Click on picture to the right to read the full story..

Dr. Ludington's desire to provide state of the art medical care in a more personal setting has lead to the creation of a new private practice office in Encinitas: North Coast Cardiology.

She is one of only a handful of female cardiologists in San Diego County and has a special interest in women's heart disease prevention and treatment. She is founder of a brand new program called "Woman At Heart" at North Coast Cardiology.

With her excellent training and leadership role throughout her career, Dr. Ludington is committed to providing the best possible heart care without losing sight of the individual. She has assembled a caring and knowledgeable staff to help meet your needs for superb cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment.

At North Coast Cardiology, we take pride in our commitment to your heart care. Please use the "Comprehensive services" link on the left to learn more about our office and available services to you. We will work with you and your primary care doctor or surgeon as a team to devise the best possible care for your needs.


  • Scripps Green Hospital
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas


  • Board Certification in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification in Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Board Certification in Nuclear Cardiology
  • Level III Certification in Cardiac MRI
  • Level II Certification in Cardiac CT angiography

Membership in professional organizations include:

  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • California Medical Association (CMA)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS)
  • Society of Cardiovascular MRI (SCMR) founding member
  • Society of Cardiac CT (SCCT) founding member


Our office is proud to offer a brand new program, called "PLAQUE DETECT." This painless, noninvasive 30 minute test uses state of the art ultrasound to diagnose blockages in the carotid arteries, which can lead to stroke. The abdominal aorta and the circulation to the legs is also thoroughly evaluated. Finally, the function of the heart is analyzed, something that no other screening program offers.

OUR OFFICE WINS 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, AND 2017 BEST OF ENCINITAS AWARD

The US Local Business Association awarded North Coast Cardiology the Best of Encinitas award again this year. This is our fourt year in a row! Congratulations to our team for earning this honor.

Dr. Ludington's expertise in hypertension and hypercholesterolemia treatment combines a thorough risk assessment with lifestyle changes and modern drug therapy, as needed.