Asher I Shafton, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Shafton Asher I Photo
Primary Location:

SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute – Denver

1960 Ogden St Ste 110
Denver, CO 80218-3667
Phone: 303-318-2460
Fax: 303-318-2489
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Originally from Marin County, California, Dr. Shafton received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and cell biology from the University of California, San Diego. He earned his medical degree from the University of Toledo, College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio. He completed his residency in internal medicine from the University of Michigan Hospital Systems in Ann Arbor, Michigan and a fellowship in cardiology from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Shafton is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Vascular Medicine.

“I love interacting on a personal level with patients and helping them become active participants in their care. I enjoy the problem solving aspect of cardiology and find it rewarding to help patients with theirs.”

When not working, Dr. Shafton volunteers to travel to other countries for work. He has worked in Mwanza, Tanzania and Bejing, China. Additionally, he enjoys the outdoor lifestyle that living in Colorado provides including hiking, cycling, and running.

  • Amer Brd Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Disease
  • Amer Brd Internal Medicine
  • Certification Brd of Nuclear Cardiology
  • The University of Toledo, Medical School
  • University of Michigan Health System
  • University of Michigan Health System
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Lutheran Medical Center, SCL Health Medical Group
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Patient Ratings (154)
Overall Rating
4.6 out of 5
Explanations Easy to Understand
4.6 out of 5
Listened Carefully to You
4.7 out of 5
Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
4.5 out of 5
Knew Your Medical History
4.5 out of 5
Showed Respect for You
4.7 out of 5
Spent Enough Time With You
4.7 out of 5

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Patient Reviews (78)
Jan 9, 2019

great, somewhat rushed

Jan 8, 2019

Swift, fast, thorough, compassionate. I've felt very well taken care of, this team is so very professional, very detailed and it is clear that they spend time prior to my my appointments going through my records, test results etc. and they are very prepared with and ready to offer up potential solutions . They accepted me as new patient and based on my needs, managed to offer me an appointment in an expedited manner, when I've arrived to my appointments I never felt rushed, I did not feel like I was "squeezed in" and in fact I felt as though they spent more time with me than usual. They asked so many questions and paid so much attention to my responses and even more time listening and responding to my questions. The over all office culture was felt very stable, from the second I walked in and met the receptionist to the very end at the check out desk. I was given clear direction with detailed printed post visit instructions. I know this office is very busy; however, I was made to feel as though I was the only patient in the office on both occasions. Honestly, this has been one of the best experiences I have had with a medical group. I will be having surgery, this will be the first time that I will have to undergo surgery and so I was extremely nervous but my experiences with this group have been so pleasant, informative, thorough and positive that my high confidence with Dr.Shafton, Dr. ******** and the entire group has calmed me down as I feel I'm in great hands and will receive the best care possible. I'm very, very happy with my experience thus-far.

Dec 18, 2018

Doctor is always ready to listen and advise

Dec 17, 2018

A routine follow-up visit during which we discussed my medication and made an adjustment.

Dec 12, 2018


Dec 10, 2018

Introductory meeting with a new cardiologist recommended by my personal physician

Dec 6, 2018

I am lucky that I really have no heart problems that are significant. There really wasn't much Dr.Shafton had to do.

Dec 5, 2018

Very satisfactory.

Dec 5, 2018


Dec 3, 2018

I do not like doctors and hospitals. This visit will go a long way to change my mind. it was a good experience considering the circumstances.

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