Andrew Freeman, MD, is a cardiologist with expertise in heart disease prevention at National Jewish Health. Dr. Freeman is in the Division of Cardiology.
Dr. Freeman combines both traditional Western medicine with a holistic approach on overall wellness and disease prevention through a combination of advanced cardiology diagnostics and lifestyle medicine in the form of a whole foods plant-based diet (vegan diet), regular exercise, mindfulness and support. He has been often nicknamed “The Vegan Cardiologist,” and his approach which integrates the latest evidenced-based medicine and lifestyle medicine achieves excellent results for his patients.
Cardiovascular Nutrition, Plant-Based Diets, Treatment Quality, Cardiovascular Outcomes, Cardiovascular Imaging
Dr. Freeman's clinician interests and expertise is in general cardiology, preventive cardiology, heart failure and cardiomyopathy, diastolic dysfunction (abnormal relaxation of the heart), chest pain and shortness of breath, heart problems caused by respiratory (lung) problems and high blood pressure (hypertension). He maintains certifications, performs clinical research, and is an expert in advanced cardiovascular imaging including echocardiography, nuclear and echo stress testing and cardiac CT. His clinical research interests include cardiac sarcoid; public health; exercise and health outcomes and cardiac nutrition.
Dr. Freeman is part of the leadership of both the local and national American College of Cardiology, and runs the regional Walk with a Doc program.
- 2006 - 2009
- Temple University, Cardiology
- Cornell University, BA, Summa Cum Laude
- SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, MD with Research Honors
- 2003 - 2006
- Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Internal Medicine
Awards & Recognition
Chair of the National American College of Cardiology FIT Committee
Young Professionals Section Chair, American College of Cardiology
Chair of Community Events and Outreach, American College of Cardiology
Steering Committee, Patient-Centered Care, American College of Cardiology
Whitepaper Writing Group, Patient-Centered Care, American College of Cardiology
Chair of Young Professionals, Colorado Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Organizer of Walk With a Doc, Denver
Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified
Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Fellow, American College of Physicians
American Heart Association
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
American Society of Echocardiography
- Rose Medical Center
- St. Joseph Hospital - Denver
- Swedish Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver
Conflicts of Interest
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