Christopher K. Dyke, MD, FACC

Christopher K. Dyke
Christopher K. Dyke, MD, is a cardiologist with expertise advanced cardiac imaging at National Jewish Health. Dr. Dyke is in the Division of Cardiology.
Associate Professor
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine

Special Interests

My passion is outpatient and inpatient clinical cardiology. The connection experienced with patients during the diagnostic and therapeutic journey in their comprehensive care is the most rewarding part of my practice.  I have worked in an academic setting (Duke University Medical Center) and a community-based practice (Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute) and feel National Jewish Health combines the best of both patient care settings. 

My clinical passion is advanced cardiac imaging. The breadth and depth of these newer technologies adds significant clinical value in the care of our cardiovascular patients. Research is important to continue to optimize diagnostic utility. I am involved with two separate patient registries in cardiac MRI designed to increase clinical impact understanding and I have a research agreement with GE to research and clinically apply new MRI sequences and protocols. I have also been active in the leadership of the Society of Cardiovascular MRI and currently serve on the Clinical Practice Committee (chair position) and Clinical Trials Committee.

Additional clinical interests include prevention and management of coronary artery disease, hypertension, and dyslipidemia as well as diseases of the heart muscle, heart valves, and heart rhythm. 


Baylor University, BS, Biology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, MD
Mayo Clinic, Stanley J. Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellowship
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas VA Medical Center
Duke University Medical Center, General Cardiology
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Cardiovascular MRI

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Diseases
Cardiovascular CT
Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Cardiology (FACC)
Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Society for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Stanley J. Sarnoff Society of Fellows


Han Y, Chen T, Bryant J, Bucciarelli-Ducci C, Dyke C, Elliott MD, Ferrari VA, Friedrich MG, Lawton C, Manning WJ, Ordovas K, Plein S, Powell AJ, Raman SV, Carr J. Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) guidance for the practice of cardiovascular magnetic resonance during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2020;22(1):26. Published 2020 Apr 27. doi:10.1186/s12968-020-00628-w

Abidov A, Dilsizian V, Doukky R, Duvall WL, Dyke CK, Elliott MD, Hage FG, Henzolva MJ, Johnson NP, Schwartz RG, Thomas GS, Einstein AJ. Aminophylline shortage and current recommendations for reversal of vasodilator stress: An ASNC information statement endorsed by SCMR. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2018 Dec 20;20(1):87. doi: 10.1186/s12968-018-0510-7. Copublished: J Nucl Cardiol. 2019 Jun;26(3):1007-1014. doi: 10.1007/s12350-018-01548-0. Epub 2018 Dec 20. Review.

Acharya T, Aspelund T, Jonasson TF, Schelbert EB, Cao JJ, Sathya B, Dyke CK, Aletras AH, Sigurdsson S, Thorgeirsson G, Eiriksdottir G, Harris T, Launer LJ, Gudnason V, Arai AE. Association of Unrecognized Myocardial Infarction with Long-term Outcomes in Community-dwelling Older Adults: The ICELAND MI Study. JAMA Cardiol. 2018;3(11):1101-1106. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.3285.

Schelbert EB, Cao JJ, Sigurdsson S, Aspelund T, Kellman P, Aletras AH, Dyke CK, Thorgeirsson G, Eiriksdottir G, Launer LJ, Gudnason V, Harris TB, Arai AE. Prevalence and prognosis of unrecognized myocardial infarction determined by cardiac magnetic resonance in older adults. JAMA. 2012 Sep 5;308(9):890-6.

Dyke CK, Steinhubl SR, Kleiman NS, Cannon RO, Aberle LG, Lin M, Myles SK, Melloni C, Harrington RA, Alexander JH, Becker RC, Rusconi CP. First-in-human experience of an antidote-controlled anticoagulant using RNA aptamer technology: a phase 1a pharmacodynamic evaluation of a drug-antidote pair for the controlled regulation of factor IXa activity. Circulation. 2006 Dec 5;114(23):2490-7. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.106.668434. Epub 2006 Nov 13. PubMed PMID: 17101847.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Lutheran Medical Center
  • Platte Valley Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver

Academic Affiliations

National Jewish Health, Associate Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center, Assistant Consulting Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



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

Patient Ratings

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National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2021
Physicians have always explained problem & usually give visual examples & information for me to read later about the disease & care.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2021
*Dr. Dyke is excellent and does a great job of explaining conditions and potential treatments.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2021
First class throughout

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2021
A pleasant and productive visit.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2021
Dr. Dyke is an exceptional physician

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2021
Dr. Dyke is the kindest man. He is not only a great physician, but he listens, shared my frustrations, and explained my years long undiagnosed condition in words I could understand, [comment about another provider]. I felt very comfortable talking to him about my frustrating journey to him and how comforting it is to me to reach some sort of conclusion in my many MANY MANY visits to National Jewish. I will recommend Dr. Dyke to anyone that will listen to me and sing his praises from the rooftop.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2021
He was great and I feel he will be able to help me

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2021
I had the choice of returning to the cardiologist closer to my home . . . but I prefer to continue care at NJH and seeing *Dr. Dyke and trust his expertise and decisions for my care. I like *Dr. Dyke and feel comfortable with his care and treatment options.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
I have been very satisfied with my care at NJH

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
Dr Dyke listens well, is knowledgable, has a good bedside manner and is easy to work with.

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