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David D. Laxson, MD


Doctor of Medicine

St. Luke's Health Partner
St. Luke's Health Partner

These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.


Accepting new patients
By Referral Only

Facilities & Clinics

    • Address
      100 Hospital Drive Suite 107 Ketchum, ID 83340
      Mon - Thu: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
      Fri: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Phone
      (208) 727-8710
      (208) 727-8685

About David D. Laxson


David D Laxson, MD, FACC, FAHA is an adult cardiologist providing preventive cardiac care, cardiac diagnostic evaluation, and chronic cardiac condition care, management and coordination in the Wood River Valley. Driven by his many years of experience as an interventional cardiology specialist and heart failure cardiologist, he likes to focus on patient understanding and participation both in preventive care approaches, and in treating and controlling chronic cardiovascular conditions to improve and maintain functional abilities and quality of life. Given the many backgrounds and needs of the Wood River Valley and surrounding community, he understands the importance of careful communication and relations with referral centers, in Idaho as well as other regions, for advanced or complex procedures and interventions.

A graduate of Boise High School, he received a bachelor's degree with distinction in biological sciences at Stanford University, and his medical degree from the University of Washington. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine with the University of Minnesota, then a cardiovascular diseases fellowship, where he served as chief fellow, followed by an interventional cardiology fellowship, at the University of Minnesota. 

Dr. Laxson served as faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School for nine years before joining the Minnesota Heart Clinic, eventually becoming medical director and then president. In 2008 he led the integration of Minnesota Heart Clinic with University of Minnesota cardiovascular physicians to form University of Minnesota Heart, subsequently becoming executive medical director of University of Minnesota Heart and the cardiovascular service line of Fairview Health System. He eventually relocated full-time to the Wood River Valley because of his and his family’s love for the outdoors and the qualities and activities of the community and surrounding area.   

Outside of his cardiology practice, Dr. Laxson is a passionate resort and backcountry skier and skate skier. He also loves to snowshoe and hike with his wife and dog, and is an avid mountain bike and gravel bike cyclist. He especially enjoys participating in the annual Rebecca’s Private Idaho gravel biking event.  

  • Medical School

    University of Washington - Seattle
  • Residency

    University of Minnesota School of Medicine
  • Fellowship

    University of Minnesota
  • Board Certifications

    Cardiovascular Disease
    Internal Medicine
  • Gender

  • Languages Spoken