Frederick Steven Wamboldt, MD

Frederick Steven Wamboldt
Co-Director, Center for Health Promotion
Division of Medical, Behavioral & Community Health
Department of Medicine
5280 Top Doctors 2016 (10th year)
Best Doctors in America® 2015-2016 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Frederick Steven Wamboldt, MD, is a psychiatrist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Wamboldt is in the Division of Medicine, Behavioral & Community Health.

Specialties and ConditionsSpecialties & Conditions
  • Health Behavior Assessments (out-of-state patients only)
  • Psychiatric
  • Psychosomatic Medical

Special Interests

Dr. Wamboldt's clinical practice is within the Department of Medicine at National Jewish Health where he specializes in patient-centered, family-friendly psychosocial interventions for those suffering from chronic cardiopulmonary illness.

As Co-Director of the Center for Health Promotion, he leads a very active research program with three major areas of emphasis, all of which examine individual, family and/or social processes in the context of stress, typically chronic cardiopulmonary illness. First are observational and interventional studies examining biopsychosocial factors influencing treatment adherence and outcomes in patients and families dealing with chronic cardiopulmonary illness. Second are community-based projects, in particular studies aiming to reduce health disparities within low-income, racial/ethnic minority, and/or isolated rural communities. Third are projects evaluating systems change within healthcare practices as well as related public health policy.


University of Wisconsin Medical School (Madison, WI), Medicine
University of Wisconsin Medical School (Madison, WI), Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin Medical School (Madison, WI), Psychiatry

Awards & Recognition

The Sally Lease Bartalot Endowed Fund for Psychosocial Medicine
5280 Top Doctors 2016 (10th year)
Best Doctors in America® 2015-2016 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

Board Certification

2008: Psychosomatic Medicine
1986: Psychiatry

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
Academcy of Psychosocial Medicine


Lehrer PM, Wamboldt FS:  Biofeedback as a treatment for asthma: Evaluation of current evidence.  In MS Schwartz & F Andrasik (Eds) Biofeedback: A Practitioner’s Guide, Fourth Edition.  2016.

Lehrer P, Wamboldt F & Aviles M.  Behavioral Factors in Management of Asthma. In Mostofsky D. (Ed) The Handbook of Behavioral Medicine. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley, pp. 679-710, 2014.

Bender BG, Cvietusa PJ, Goodrich GK, Lowe R, Nuanes HA, Rand C, Shetterly S, Tacinas C, Vollmer WM, Wagner N, Wamboldt FS, Xu S, Magid DJ.  Pragmatic Trial of Health Care Technologies to Improve Adherence to Pediatric Asthma Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA pediatrics. 2015; PMID: 25664620, PMCID: pending

Belkin A, Fier K, Albright K, Baird S, Crowe B, Eres L, Korn M, Maginn L, McCormick M, Root ED, Vierzba T, Wamboldt FS, Swigris JJ. Protocol for a mixed-methods study of supplemental oxygen in pulmonary fibrosis. BMC pulmonary medicine. 2014;14:169. PMID: 25361630, PMCID: PMC4232731.

Swigris JJ, Streiner DL, Brown KK, Belkin A, Green KE, Wamboldt FS. Assessing exertional dyspnea in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Respiratory medicine. 2014 Jan;108(1):181-8.  PMID: 24388667, PMCID: PMC3951298.

Academic Affiliations

Professor of Psychaitry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Website Information

Center for Health Promotion

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



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

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