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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

Mark A Ammons, MD

Specialties: Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac
Primary Location:
Heart Institute of Colorado
1960 Ogden St Ste 540
Denver, CO 80218-3671
Phone: (303)318-2440
Fax: (303)318-2485
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

William D Anderson, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Heart Institute of Colorado
1960 Ogden St Ste 110
Denver, CO 80218-3667
Primary Location:
St Mary's CV and Thoracic Surgery
2643 Patterson Rd # 403
Grand Junction, CO 81506-1937
Phone: (970)298-7675
Fax: (970)298-2984
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Steven H Atchley, DO

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Kaiser Permanente Franklin
2045 Franklin St
Denver, CO 80205-5494
Phone: (303)861-3402
Fax: (303)861-3660
Accepting New Patients Yes

Claudia K Benedict, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Heart Institute of Colorado
11900 Grant St Ste 240
Northglenn, CO 80031
Phone: (303)603-9970
Fax: (303)403-6213
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Adam S Betkowski, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Kaiser Permanente Franklin
2045 Franklin St
Denver, CO 80205-5494
Phone: (303)861-3402
Fax: (303)861-3660
Accepting New Patients Yes

Fred A Crawford, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Kaiser Permanente Rock Creek
280 Exempla Cir
Lafayette, CO 80026-3370
Phone: (303)861-3402
Fax: (720)536-6505
Accepting New Patients Yes

Thomas S Crisman, MD PhD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Thomas S Crisman MD Phd PC
2253 Downing St
Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (720)708-3471
Fax: (720)708-3495
Accepting New Patients Yes

Pamela J Decker, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Kaiser Permanente Rock Creek
280 Exempla Cir
Lafayette, CO 80026-3370
Phone: (303)861-3402
Fax: (720)536-6505
Accepting New Patients Yes

Stephen M Dodge, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Kaiser Permanente Franklin
2045 Franklin St
Denver, CO 80205-5494
Phone: (303)861-3402
Fax: (303)861-3660
Accepting New Patients Yes

Daniel P Drake, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Kaiser Permanente Rock Creek
280 Exempla Cir
Lafayette, CO 80026-3370
Phone: (303)861-3402
Fax: (720)536-6505
Accepting New Patients Yes

Darlene L Eyster, MD

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

Martin Fejka, MD

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

Brett E Fenster, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Kaiser Permanente Lone Tree
10240 Park Meadows Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Phone: (303)861-3402
Fax: (303)649-5953
Accepting New Patients Yes

David N Flitter, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Caritas Clinic at SJH
1960 Ogden St Ste 400
Denver, CO 80218-3670
Phone: (303)318-1540
Fax: (303)318-2481
Accepting New Patients Yes

Andrew M Freeman, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO 80206-2761
Phone: (303)398-1355
Fax: (303)398-1211
Accepting New Patients Yes

Charles E Fuenzalida, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates
1444 S Potomac St Ste 300
Aurora, CO 80012-4510
Phone: (303)750-0822
Fax: (303)750-1298
Accepting New Patients Yes

Anuradha Gudavalli, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Kaiser Permanente Rock Creek
280 Exempla Cir
Lafayette, CO 80026-3370
Phone: (303)861-3402
Fax: (720)536-6505
Accepting New Patients Yes

William H Gurdin, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Heart Institute of Colorado
3655 Lutheran Pkwy # 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Phone: (303)603-9800
Fax: (303)403-6209
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

James Jaggers, MD

Specialties: Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac
Primary Location:
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 E 16th Ave B100
Aurora, CO 80045-7106
Phone: (720)777-6820
Fax: (720)777-7178
Accepting New Patients Yes

Qaisar M Khan, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
High Plains Heart and Vascular Center, Inc.
1610 Prairie Center Pkwy Flr 3 Ste 2330
Brighton, CO 80601-4005
Phone: (303)659-7000
Fax: (303)654-9895
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Kelly Y Kim, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease, Electrophysiology
Primary Location:
Heart Institute of Colorado
3655 Lutheran Pkwy # 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Phone: (303)603-9800
Fax: (303)403-6209
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Jody P Kleinman, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Heart Institute of Colorado
3655 Lutheran Pkwy # 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Phone: (303)603-9800
Fax: (303)403-6209
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Christopher A Lang, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Primary Location:
Kaiser Permanente Franklin
2045 Franklin St
Denver, CO 80205-5494
Phone: (303)861-3402
Fax: (303)861-3660
Accepting New Patients Yes

Douglas R Martel, MD

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

Robert A Meguid, MD, MPH

Specialties: Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac
Primary Location:
University of Colorado Hospital
1665 Aurora Ct 2nd Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: (303)724-7428
Fax: (303)724-2806
Accepting New Patients Yes

Jerry S Miklin, MD

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

Kevin Miller, MD

Specialties: Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac
Primary Location:
Heart Institute of Colorado
1960 Ogden St Ste 540
Denver, CO 80218-3671
Phone: (303)318-2440
Fax: (303)318-2485
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

John D Mitchell, MD

Specialties: Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac
Primary Location:
University of Colorado Hospital
12631 E 17th Ave MS C310
Aurora, CO 80045-2527
Phone: (303)724-2799
Fax: (303)724-2806
Accepting New Patients Yes

Behzad Molavi, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
High Plains Heart and Vascular Center, Inc.
1610 Prairie Center Pkwy Flr 3 Ste 2330
Brighton, CO 80601-4005
Phone: (303)659-7000
Fax: (303)654-9895
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Dilsher M Nawaz, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates
1601 E 19th Ave # 5000
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (303)839-7100
Fax: (303)839-7249
Accepting New Patients Yes

John M Ord, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates
1444 S Potomac St Ste 300
Aurora, CO 80012-4510
Phone: (303)750-0822
Fax: (303)750-1298
Accepting New Patients Yes

Richard K Parker, MD

Specialties: Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac
Primary Location:
Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates
1601 E 19th Ave Ste 5000
Denver, CO 80218-1254
Phone: (303)226-4650
Fax: (303)751-6069
Accepting New Patients Yes

Nelson A Prager, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease, Electrophysiology
Primary Location:
Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates
1444 S Potomac St Ste 300
Aurora, CO 80012-4510
Phone: (303)750-0822
Fax: (303)750-1298
Accepting New Patients Yes

John A Prevedel, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates
1444 S Potomac St Ste 300
Aurora, CO 80012-4510
Phone: (303)750-0822
Fax: (303)750-1298
Accepting New Patients Yes

Steven H Resnick, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Heart Institute of Colorado
1960 Ogden St Ste 110
Denver, CO 80218-3667
Phone: (303)318-2460
Fax: (303)318-2489
Accepting New Patients Yes

DeeAnn M Rivera, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Kaiser Permanente Rock Creek
280 Exempla Cir
Lafayette, CO 80026-3370
Phone: (303)861-3402
Fax: (720)536-6505
Accepting New Patients Yes

Jeffrey D Rubinstein, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Primary Location:
Heart Institute of Colorado
1960 Ogden St Ste 110
Denver, CO 80218-3667
Phone: (303)318-2460
Fax: (303)318-2489
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Rajesh K Sharma, MD

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

Jason A Shofnos, MD

Specialties: Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac
Primary Location:
Heart Institute of Colorado
1960 Ogden St Ste 540
Denver, CO 80218-3671
Phone: (303)318-2440
Fax: (303)318-2485
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Albert Tseng, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Kaiser Permanente Franklin
2045 Franklin St
Denver, CO 80205-5494
Phone: (303)861-3402
Fax: (303)861-3660
Accepting New Patients Yes

Scott R Valent, MD

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

Nampalli K Vijay, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Primary Location:
Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates
1601 E 19th Ave # 5000
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (303)839-7100
Fax: (303)839-7249
Accepting New Patients Yes

Michael J Weyant, MD

Specialties: Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac
Primary Location:
University of Colorado Hospital
12631 E 17th Ave MS C310
Aurora, CO 80045-2527
Phone: (303)724-2799
Fax: (303)724-2806
Accepting New Patients Yes

Martin G Yussman, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Heart Institute of Colorado
11900 Grant St Ste 240
Northglenn, CO 80031
Phone: (303)603-9970
Fax: (303)403-6213
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

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