Andrew M. Freeman, MD, FACC, FACP

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

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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 PatientJune, 2021
This provider knew what he was going to tell me before he walked in the room. [Critique of medical decision]. The Dr skimmed over my records from other providers. Then he summarized some of the other test results. [Critique of medical decision].

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
*Dr. Freeman is the best.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
I was in a rotten mood so it was a bit testy on both sides. haha he is great.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
outstanding detailed explanations

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
I wish every Dr cared and focused on my health like Dr Freeman...he is an exceptional Dr, who constantly tries to improve your health and life.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Dr Freeman is clear and concerned. He has taken care of me and my husband for a number of years and is the reason we are progressing positively. [Off-topic comment]. He is a tremendous asset to National Jewish Health. We hope you are doing all you can to take care Drs such as Dr Freeman. He is one of a kind and deserves support.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
*Dr. Freeman is very kind and thorough. He listened to my concerns and made recommendations.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Dr. Freeman is caring, concerned, compassionate and an excellent clinician. Although I resisted changing my diet, I now have embraced the Whole Food Plant Based Diet and I am reaping the rewards of better health! After nearly 2 years of this eating style my labs are on target, hypertension is controlled, my exercise pattern is established and I am feeling better. Many thanks to Dr. Freeman for getting me on track!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Dr. Freeman is outstanding. I am very fortunate to have him as my cardiologist.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Dr Freeman is the best! Highly personable, professional, informed with latest research, always takes time with me, never rushed - has changed my life dramatically for the better.

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