Chris Fine, MD, FACC Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Chris Fine, MD, FACC, is a cardiologist who is trained in fellowship cardio-oncology at National Jewish Health. Dr. Fine is in the Division of Cardiology. Division of Cardiology Department of Medicine Assistant Professor 5280 Top Doctors 2022 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars 121 Patient Ratings 44 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Cancer Care Cardio-Oncology Program Department of Medicine Division of Cardiology (Adult) Specialties & Conditions Cardio Oncology Cardiotoxicity Congestive Heart Failure Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Diastolic Dysfunction Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath) Heart Valve Disease Hyperlipidemia Hypertension Primary Prevention Research Areas Cardio Oncology Database Contribution Special Interests In addition to general cardiology, preventative care, and advanced echocardiogram cardiac imaging, I have a clinical interest in the growing field of Cardio Oncology. There is a growing population of cancer patients who are thankfully living longer due to early detection and better treatments. However, the effects of cancer-related treatment (including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and radiation) are known to have adverse cardiovascular effects which can occur during treatment or many years following the completion of treatment. There are multiple goals in the field of Cardio Oncology, but they can be distilled down to identifying high risk patients for the development of adverse cardiac events and intervening to minimize those risks in order to avoid interruptions in their life-saving cancer treatment. In addition, some patients continue to benefit from routine cardiology follow up after treatment is completed in order to monitor for the development of those same adverse cardiac effects. Below are a few peer-reviewed patient-centered resources as a starting point for more information about Cardio Oncology and what services we offer: https://www.cardiosmart.org/topics/cancer-treatment-and-your-heart https://ic-os.org/ See More View Publications News & Videos Cardio-Oncology Emerges as Important Specialty as Cancer Treatments Advance, Patients Live Longer Education Education 2011 - 2015 Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV, Medicine 2007 - 2011 Marshall University, Huntington, WV, Biomedical Sciences Internships 2015 - 2016 Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, Internship Residency 2016 - 2018 Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, Residency Fellowship 2018 - 2021 University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Fellowship Awards & Recognition 2020: Top Doctor in Louisville, KY 2019: Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Outstanding Fellow Award 2018: Internal Medicine Resident Teacher Award 2017: Internal Medicine Resident Research Award Board Certification 2018: Internal Medicine 2020: Cardio Oncology (International Cardio Oncology Society) 2020: Echocardiography 2020: Nuclear Cardiology 2021: Cardiovascular Medicine Professional Memberships 2018-present: ICOS/ACC/AHA Publications ICOS Board Review Manual, Print – Published October 2020 Contributing Author Greater Louisville Medicine Society, Print – Volume 68, Issue 2 (July 2020) Title: Heart and Soul Authors: Fine CH Clinical Cardiology, Print – Volume 43, Issue 2 (February 2020) Title: Cardiac Changes Associated with Vascular Aging Authors: Singam, NS, Fine CH, Fleg J PMID: 31845364 DOI: 10.1002/clc.23313 ISHLT, Supplemental Print (April 2016) Title: Implementation of an Informed Consent Process for Advanced Heart Failure Therapies: Defining the Population Authors: Fine CH, Gelow J, Davis J, et al. Teaching & Professional Positions Editorial Reviewer for CardioOncology Journal JACC: Cardio Oncology Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 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. Provider showed concern 4.9 Friendliness 4.9 Spoke using clear language 4.9 Provider explained things clearly 4.9 Amount of time spent with you 4.9 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Confidence in your doctor 4.9 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.9 Comments 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 Patient– March, 2023 Dr. Fine asked if there was anything else I'd like to discuss, rather than hurrying me out the door. I feel very listened to. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 Ecellent National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 I've already recommended Dr. Fine to other people with my condition and to others looking for a cardiologist. He is awesome! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 *Dr. Fine is exceptional. He really listens & shows concern. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 Dr Fine is amazing at listening and caring about my health National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 I feel like I'm in great hands with Dr. Fine & would recommend him to family & friends. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 Couldn't be better! National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 Dr fine was great. Although he said my heart was normal and I likely would not need long term follow up with him I will absolutely refer my friends and family to him should they ever need a cardiologist. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2022 I believe that Dr. Fine has my best interest at heart. This is significant because this is not my belief about all of my doctors. He listens, and includes my concerns in my health care, in addition to using his expertise on my behalf. Also, of extreme importance to me is his willingness to go the extra mile to make sure that all diagnostic and prevention tests are made available! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2022 Dr. Fine is excellent! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2022 I have nothing but good words to say about *Dr. Fine. He was kind, courteous, listened to my problems and concerns and made suggestions to treat my problems. show more National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 Dr. Fine is very knowledgeable and caring. Makes sure all my questions are answered and makes sure I know how to handle my POTS symptoms at home National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 A very good doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 Great experience National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 Dr. Fine is professional and caring. A++ all around! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 *Chris is great! I'm glad I see him. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 Dr. Fine Is by far the best in the planet. God bless his heart National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 Good National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 Provider did not explain in detail the results of recent test which I would prefer. He said the tests looked great. The results showed some abnormalities which I wish he had discussed with me as previous provider did because it had worsened a little. I like to be very informed about my test results even if it is something that is not worrisome. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 Dr. Fine is out-of-network for me. I rather pay to see Dr. Fine than go in-network. He is that competent. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Dr. Fine was extremely kind and empathetic. He was a very good listener and he explained things very clearly. I thought he would make an excellent teacher! National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Dr. Fine is simply an excellent cardiologist. He is very personable and answers any questions or gets the answer-very thorough National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 *Dr. Fine is excellent, he spent a proper amount of time with me and gave concise answers to all my questions. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 I am very satisfied with the service & attention I get from *Dr. Fine. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 Very thorough, excellent skills in communication. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 Great experience!! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 Dr. Fine was outstanding in every way. My experience talking with him was excellent. He listened carefully to my concerns and answered all my questions. I felt very, very relieved about my heart pains after consulting with him. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 Truly an excellent experience with Dr Fine. I was left feeling that a plan was in place and that we shared a philosophy regarding health National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 Very pleasant first visit.very informative and helpful. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Good National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Dr Fine was excellent! I did not feel like I was being rushed out of the office . He listened and seemed guinunely concerned. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Dr Fine is Great National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Dr. Fine is a true doctor who cares about his patient. He spent time learning about the patient medical history before he meets them. He is listening to the patient concerns carefully and would not let anything missing. He would not recommend anything that just only fixes the symptom. He is not only a doctor but an engineer too. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 I'm a physician and I can have high expectations. Dr. Fine has exceeded all my expectations since I met him the hospital. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Excellent physician. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Dr Fine is great National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Extremely through. Genuinely cared and listened to my concerns. Excellent communication. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 One of the best Appointments related to my needs I ever had. Cancelled my existing cardiac Doctor to go with Chris. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Dr Fine listens and discusses clearly. I never felt rushed by him nor judged. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 Fair comments only refer to my follow up issues described earlier National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 *Dr. Fine did an excellent job with me. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2021 I am thankful for *Dr. Fine & his excellent customer care & like minded plant strong eating. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2021 I really enjoyed my time with Dr. Fine. He spent the time to listen to me and my worries. He explained why he wanted different tests and what results could mean. He was friendly and confident. I trusted his expertise and left feeling good about my prognosis either way because I felt I was in good hands. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Dr. Fine was outstanding, he spent a lot of time with me going over my symptoms and test results.