Andrew M. Freeman, MD, FACC, FACP

Andrew M. Freeman
Andrew M. Freeman, MD, is a cardiologist with expertise in heart disease prevention at National Jewish Health. Dr. Freeman is in the Division of Cardiology.
Associate Professor
Director of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness
Director, Clinical Cardiology & Operations
Director, Anticoagulation Clinic
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine

Special Interests

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.

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Nutrition, Plant-Based Diets, Treatment Quality, Cardiovascular Outcomes, Cardiovascular Imaging

Clinical Interests

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.


SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, MD with Research Honors
Cornell University, BA, Summa Cum Laude
Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Internal Medicine
Temple University, Cardiology

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

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Nuclear Cardiology
Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Fellow, American College of Physicians
American Heart Association
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
American Society of Echocardiography

Hospital Affiliations

  • Rose Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver
  • Swedish Medical Center

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Website Information

Walk With a Doc

Conflicts of Interest

National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations.

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
    1835 Franklin Street
    Denver, CO 80218

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

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Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
Very good conversation

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
Multiple cell phone alerts divided his focus during the few minutes of visit.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
*Dr. Andrew is positive and easy to discuss health issues with. I feel that he genuinely cares about h is patients, the total person and he knows his profession.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
I'm very pleased with Dr. Freeman's intelligence and expertise; and the fact that he promotes a plant-based diet, exercise, tai chi and mindfulness. [Protected health information] I requested Dr. Freeman specifically because he promotes a plant-based lifestyle. My wife and I participate in the plant-based monthly zoom meetings and Walk With a Doc when we can. Both set up by Dr. Freeman.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
Dr. Freeman is kind, concerned, friendly. He listens and responds with all info I need. He is respectful of my concerns. I trust his judgment. He is thorough and careful. I feel like my heart health is in good hands. He refers me to other specialists when necessary.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
Very professional

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
Dr. Freeman is excellent

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
Doc was great.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2021
Dr. Freeman is an outstanding doctor. Wish there were an excellent rating option, as all the Very Good ratings would be excellent.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2021
Very efficient and apparently thorough

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