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Glenn A. Hirsch, MD Division Chief

What do we do?

We provide the region's most comprehensive cardiovascular (heart) evaluation and consultation along with a full suite of state-of-the-art cardiac testing. We evaluate and treat heart problems such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart valve problems and heart failure.

As one of the country’s premier respiratory institutions, we also specialize in heart diseases related to lung disease such as pulmonary hypertension, cardiac sarcoidosis and other more rare diseases. In fact, we are one of the few comprehensive pulmonary hypertension treatment and evaluation centers in the region. We also specialize in the evaluation of patients with shortness of breath with exercise, preventive cardiology, exercise physiology, and are expert in the use of nutrition to improve and reduce cardiovascular risk.

Why National Jewish Health?

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

Glenn A. Hirsch

Glenn A. Hirsch, MD, MHS, FACC

Division of Cardiology

  • Ankie Amos

    Ankie Amos, MD, FACC

  • Christopher K. Dyke

    Christopher K. Dyke, MD, FACC

  • Chris Fine

    Chris Fine, MD, FACC

  • Andrew M. Freeman

    Andrew M. Freeman, MD, FACC, FACP

  • Glenn A. Hirsch

    Glenn A. Hirsch, MD, MHS, FACC

  • Darlene Kim

    Darlene Kim, MD, FACC

  • Megan Knecht

    Megan Knecht, ANP-BC

  • Minisha Kochar

    Minisha Kochar, MD

  • Vera Pillitteri

    Vera Pillitteri, DNP, FNP-BC

  • Raphael Sung

    Raphael Sung, MD, FACC, FHRS

  • Camille Triebel

    Camille Triebel, ANP-BC

  • Anne Waugaman

    Anne Waugaman, MSN, ACNP-BC

  • Howard D. Weinberger

    Howard D. Weinberger, MD, FACC

  • Santi Yarlagadda

    Santi Yarlagadda, MD


  • Lisa Brooks, RN
  • Kristen Espinoza, RN
  • Karen Kamerzell, RN
  • Eva Mendoza, RN
  • Nathan Farber, RN
  • Jennifer Leete, RN
  • Ann Randall, RN
  • Shirley Palombi, RN
  • Diane Kirkpatrick, RN
  • Joyce Hofeditz, RN
  • Jordin Rice, RN


Nurse Practitioners





  • Anne Henry, BSN, RN, Cardiology Nurse Manager
  • Lesley Hernandez, MA, Clinical Operations Supervisor
  • Ryan Hemje, RDCS, Cardiology Testing Supervisor


Medical Assistants

  • Chloe Carter
  • Lesley Hernandez
  • Azucena Coria
  • Valerie Villarreal
  • Kayla Blinder
  • Angel Trujillo
  • Jacqueline Olivas Nava
  • Mervielle Azi



  • Ryan Hemje, RDCS, Lead Sonographer
  • Alexander Pauley, RDCS, Lead Sonographer
  • Nikki Flammond, RDCS, Sonographer
  • Sean Kellogg, RDCS, Sonographer
  • Shani Medelsohn, RDCS, Sonographer
  • Lexie Cauthen, RDCS, Sonographer
  • Alexandria Vickery, RDCS, Sonographer
  • Kimberly Hunter, RCS


Exercise Physiology

  • Kathy Brown, RCEP
  • Cody Stewart, RCEP
  • Tyler Pendry, RCEP


Clinical Support

  • Jane Monroe
  • Ashley Abel


Tests We Offer


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For outside physicians

Cardiology Test Order Form (PDF)

Cardiac Imaging Order Form (PDF)