Division of Cardiology

Kern Buckner, MD

Kern Buckner, MD, Division Chief

What do we do? We provide comprehensive cardiology evaluation and consultation and non-invasive cardiac testing. We evaluate and treat heart problems such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart valve problems and heart failure. In addition to traditional heart problems, we offer expertise in many other focus areas, including evaluation of patients with shortness of breath with exercise, sarcoid of the heart, diastolic dysfunction and secondary pulmonary hypertension.

Why National Jewish Health? At National Jewish Health, we treat the whole person, not just the disease. Our cardiology team works with healthcare providers from all areas of the medical center, including rehabilitation therapists, dietitians and clinical researchers.  

Conditions We Treat

Faculty & Staff

  • Faculty Physicians
  • J. Kern Buckner, MD Division Chief
  • Brett Fenster, MD
  • Andrew Freeman, MD
  • Darlene Kim, MD
  • Howard D. Weinberger, MD
  • Clinicians and Staff
  • Lynne Altimier, BS, RDMS, RVT, RDCS, Lead Sonographer
  • Dexter Ancheta CVT, Exercise Physiologist
  • Francy Boehm, Nuc/Med Tech
  • Edwin Cook, RN, Cardiology Supervisor
  • Nichole Flammond, RDCS, Echo Tech
  • Ruth Ann Heineman, Nuc/Med Tech
  • Ryan Hemje, Echo Tech
  • Vicki Kingry, MA
  • Holly Kulm, RN
  • Vicki LaRue, Nuc/Med Tech
  • Barbara Lemer, NP-C
  • Erin Meyer, Exercise Physiologist
  • Rachel Mollenkopf, MS, Exercise Physiologist
  • Janet Schiernbeck, RN

Tests We Offer

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For outside physicians

Cardiology Test Order Form (PDF)

Cardiac Imaging Order Form (PDF)


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