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Lutheran Medical Center

Our Heart Care Team

Heart and vascular conditions require specialized knowledge to treat. You may receive care from our award-winning surgical teams, cardiologists, nurses with special training in heart care, rehab specialists and patient experience navigators.

General cardiologist

Cardiologists treat a wide range of problems that affect your heart and blood vessels. They are usually the first doctor you see after being diagnosed with a heart-related condition. Depending on the diagnosis, your cardiologist may refer you to an even more specialized cardiologist.

Interventional cardiologist

Our interventional cardiologists specialize in minimally invasive procedures to treat heart or heart valve disease. Our interventionists perform procedures such as:

  • Angioplasty – Technique in which a small, thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into the artery to widen it
  • Stenting – Inserting a small, wire mesh tube into a diseased coronary artery to hold it open
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) – Technique in which a catheter is used to place a mechanical valve in the place of a damaged aortic valve

Electrophysiologist

This doctor has advanced training in diagnosing and treating abnormal heart rhythms. Electrophysiologists determine whether you are at risk for cardiac arrest by completing diagnostic testing such as:

  • Electrophysiology study – Sends signals to the heart to see if you develop a rapid heartbeat
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) – Monitors the heart’s electrical activity and translates it into line tracings on paper

Cardiac and vascular surgeons

A cardiac surgeon focuses on heart bypass surgery or other types of open-heart surgery while vascular surgeons are trained to operate on blood vessels that are related or connected to the heart, but outside of it.

More about heart surgery.

More about vascular surgery.

Cardiac rehab team

Your cardiac rehabilitation team may be composed of one or more of the following:

  • Counselor
  • Dietitian
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Registered nurse
  • Respiratory therapist

Stephanie Aardema, NP

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Wheat Ridge
3655 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Phone: 303-603-9800
Fax: 303-403-6209
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Ankie Amos, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 303-659-7000
Fax: 303-654-9895
Accepting New Patients Yes

William Anderson, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Structural Heart
1960 N Ogden St Ste 540A
Denver, CO 80218-3666
Phone: 303-318-2455
Fax: 303-318-2485
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Christopher Angus, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Denver
1960 N Ogden St Ste 110
Denver, CO 80218-3667
Phone: 303-318-2460
Fax: 303-318-2489
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Stephen Annest, MD

Specialties: Surgery (General Surgery)
Area of Focus: Surgery Vascular
Primary Location:
Vascular Institute of the Rockies
1601 E 19th Ave # 3950
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-539-0736
Fax: 303-539-0737
Accepting New Patients Yes

Claudia Benedict, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Northglenn
11900 Grant St Ste 240
Northglenn, CO 80031
Phone: 303-603-9970
Fax: 303-403-6219
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Aparna Bhagavat, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Northglenn
11900 Grant St Ste 240
Northglenn, CO 80031
Phone: 303-603-9970
Fax: 303-403-6219
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Christopher Cannon, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Brighton
1610 Prairie Center Pkwy Ste 2330
Brighton, CO 80601-4003
Phone: 303-659-7000
Fax: 303-654-9895
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Jake Chanin, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Denver
1960 N Ogden St Ste 110
Denver, CO 80218-3667
Phone: 303-318-2460
Fax: 303-318-2489
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Mark Chou, DO

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Brighton
1610 Prairie Center Pkwy Ste 2330
Brighton, CO 80601-4003
Phone: 303-659-7000
Fax: 303-654-9895
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Ryan Cotter, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Lafayette
300 Exempla Cir Ste 310
Lafayette, CO 80026-3394
Phone: 303-689-6420
Fax: 303-689-6430
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Laura Diamandopoulos, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Wheat Ridge
3655 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Phone: 303-603-9800
Fax: 303-403-6209
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

James Dillingham, PA

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Denver
1960 N Ogden St Ste 110
Denver, CO 80218-3667
Phone: 303-318-2460
Fax: 303-318-2489
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Christopher Dyke, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO 80206
Primary Location:
National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 303-388-4461
Fax: 303-398-1211

Lauren Eller, PA

Specialties: Vascular Surgery
Primary Location:
Vascular Institute of the Rockies
1601 E 19th Ave # 3950
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-539-0736
Fax: 303-539-0737

Martin Fejka, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Lafayette
300 Exempla Cir Ste 310
Lafayette, CO 80026-3394
Phone: 303-689-6420
Fax: 303-689-6430
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Debra Ferguson, NP

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Lafayette
300 Exempla Cir Ste 310
Lafayette, CO 80026-3394
Phone: 303-689-6420
Fax: 303-689-6430
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

John Ferguson, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease, Electrophysiology
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Denver
1960 N Ogden St Ste 110
Denver, CO 80218-3667
Phone: 303-318-2460
Fax: 303-318-2489
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Bohuslav Finta, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Wheat Ridge
3655 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Phone: 303-603-9800
Fax: 303-403-6209
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

John Frank, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Lafayette
300 Exempla Cir Ste 310
Lafayette, CO 80026-3394
Phone: 303-689-6420
Fax: 303-689-6430
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Jessica Gamwell, PA

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Denver
1960 N Ogden St Ste 110
Denver, CO 80218-3667
Phone: 303-318-2460
Fax: 303-318-2489
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Sucheta Gosavi, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Lafayette
300 Exempla Cir Ste 310
Lafayette, CO 80026-3394
Phone: 303-689-6420
Fax: 303-689-6430
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Bryan Hager, PA

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Lafayette
300 Exempla Cir Ste 310
Lafayette, CO 80026-3394
Phone: 303-689-6420
Fax: 303-689-6430
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Kirstin Hesterberg, DO

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Brighton
1610 Prairie Center Pkwy Ste 2330
Brighton, CO 80601-4003
Phone: 303-659-7000
Fax: 303-654-9895
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Glenn Hirsch, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 303-398-1355
Fax: 303-398-1211
Accepting New Patients Yes

Ruchika Husa, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Phone: 303-398-1355
Fax: 303-398-1211
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Christine Kanka, NP

Specialties: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Wheat Ridge Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery
3555 Lutheran Pkwy Bldg 9 Ste 380
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6023
Phone: 303-403-6450
Fax: 303-403-6087
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Kelly Kim, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Wheat Ridge
3655 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Phone: 303-603-9800
Fax: 303-403-6209
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Jody Kleinman, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Wheat Ridge
3655 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Phone: 303-603-9800
Fax: 303-403-6209
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Minisha Kochar, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 303-659-7000
Fax: 303-654-9895
Accepting New Patients Yes

Vladimir Kolomyza, PA

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Wheat Ridge
3655 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Phone: 303-603-9800
Fax: 303-403-6209
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

David Kovar, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Wheat Ridge
3655 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Phone: 303-603-9800
Fax: 303-403-6209
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Bryan Kramer, MD

Specialties: Surgery (General Surgery), Vascular Surgery
Primary Location:
Vascular Institute of the Rockies
1601 E 19th Ave # 3950
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-539-0736
Fax: 303-539-0737
Accepting New Patients Yes

Jennifer Lynch, NP

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Denver Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery
1960 N Ogden St Ste 540
Denver, CO 80218-3671
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Structural Heart
1960 N Ogden St Ste 540A
Denver, CO 80218-3666
Phone: 303-318-2455
Fax: 303-318-2485
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Brittany Macdonald, PA

Specialties: Vascular Surgery
Primary Location:
Vascular Institute of the Rockies
1601 E 19th Ave # 3950
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-539-0736
Fax: 303-539-0737

Douglas Martel, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Wheat Ridge
3655 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Phone: 303-603-9800
Fax: 303-403-6209

Barbara Melendez, MD

Specialties: Surgery (General Surgery), Vascular Surgery
Primary Location:
Vascular Institute of the Rockies
1601 E 19th Ave # 3950
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-539-0736
Fax: 303-539-0737
Accepting New Patients Yes

Jerry Miklin, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Wheat Ridge
3655 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Phone: 303-603-9800
Fax: 303-403-6209
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Sara Montanez, PA

Specialties: Vascular Surgery
Primary Location:
Vascular Institute of the Rockies
1601 E 19th Ave # 3950
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-539-0736
Fax: 303-539-0737

Omar Mubarak, MD

Specialties: Surgery (General Surgery), Vascular Surgery
Area of Focus: Surgery Vascular
Primary Location:
Vascular Institute of the Rockies
1601 E 19th Ave # 3950
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-539-0736
Fax: 303-539-0737
Accepting New Patients Yes

Wojciech Nowak, DO, PHD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Lafayette
300 Exempla Cir Ste 310
Lafayette, CO 80026-3394
Phone: 303-689-6420
Fax: 303-689-6430
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Donald Rabor, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Brighton
1610 Prairie Center Pkwy Ste 2330
Brighton, CO 80601-4003
Phone: 303-659-7000
Fax: 303-654-9895
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Andrew Ramirez, PA

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Denver
1960 N Ogden St Ste 110
Denver, CO 80218-3667
Phone: 303-318-2460
Fax: 303-318-2489
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Brandon Roy-Garland, MD

Specialties: Surgery (General Surgery), Vascular Surgery
Area of Focus: Surgery Vascular
Primary Location:
Vascular Institute of the Rockies
1601 E 19th Ave # 3950
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-539-0736
Fax: 303-539-0737
Accepting New Patients Yes

Jeffrey Rubinstein, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Denver
1960 N Ogden St Ste 110
Denver, CO 80218-3667
Phone: 303-318-2460
Fax: 303-318-2489
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Asher Shafton, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Wheat Ridge
3655 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Phone: 303-603-9800
Fax: 303-403-6209
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Raphael Sung, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 303-659-7000
Fax: 303-654-9895
Accepting New Patients Yes

Alan Synn, MD

Specialties: Surgery (General Surgery), Vascular Surgery, Surgery General
Area of Focus: Surgery Vascular
Primary Location:
Wheat Ridge Gen and Vasc Surgery and Associates
7805 W 38th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone: 303-431-2900
Fax: 303-431-2999
Accepting New Patients Yes

Anne Torkelson, NP

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Wheat Ridge
3655 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Phone: 303-603-9800
Fax: 303-403-6209
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Rebecca Ur, MD

Specialties: Surgery (General Surgery), Vascular Surgery
Primary Location:
Vascular Institute of the Rockies
1601 E 19th Ave # 3950
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-539-0736
Fax: 303-539-0737

Scott Valent, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Wheat Ridge
3655 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Phone: 303-603-9800
Fax: 303-403-6209
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

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