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

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2023
Great experience. Felt more confident with *Dr. Dyke & his recommendations than the cardiologist I see in Arkansas. 8. 100%.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2023
*Dr. Dyke, listened to problem, ____ options and came up with a plan - which at this date is working.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2023
Dr. Dyke is simply the best! He is so caring and explained things in a way I could understand. He is so kind and caring!

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2023
I am a surgeon myself and tend to be quite critical when evaluating care. This was 4+ level care in ALL regards.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2023
Whether in the office or via video, Dr. Dyke does his research and gives his fully attention during the appointment. He answers all of my, and my wife's, questions fully and never makes us feel rushed or that we ask stupid questions. He remains focused on the conversation in front of him, thinks on his feet and listens to our concerns.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2023
Due to my age, and hearing *Dr. Dyke, very good at explaining everything to my daughter. She translates to me!

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2023
I appreciate the straightforward approach.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2023
Dr. Dyke has always exhibited authentic concern, kindness and competence at each visit. He is a rare gem of physician as he still implements his treatment plan as a team with his patient.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2022
All of my providers are fantastic.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2022
We had an excellent discussion - Dr Dyke explained everything very well

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