Frederick Steven Wamboldt, MD

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

Special Interests

Research Interests

Dr. Fred Wamboldt has a broad set of research interests in the areas of psychiatric and interpersonal/family factors in the context of chronic medical illness. Current and/or recent research projects include: -- “Asthma Tool Kits for Practices and Patients in Rural Colorado,” Colorado Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Pulmonary Disease Program, B. Bender, PhD, PI. -- “Motivating adherence to CPAP in obstructive sleep apnea,” NHLBI, M. Aloia, PhD, PI. -- “Development of behavioral couples treatment for smoking cessation,” NIDA, H. LaChance, PhD, PI. -- “Telecommunication Enhanced Adherence Management Program,” NHLBI, B. Bender, PhD, PI. -- Director, Behavioral Assessment Core Laboratory, UCD/National Jewish Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute, NCRR U54-RR025217, R. Sokol, MD, PI. -- “Improving Asthma Outcomes by Promoting Successful ETS Reduction Interventions in Rural Primary Care Practices throughout Eastern Colorado,” EPA Region 8, Indoor Air Quality Award, F.S. Wamboldt, MD, PI.


Clinical Interests

Dr. Fred Wamboldt specializes in the assessment and treatment of depression and anxiety problems in patients with chronic respiratory, immunologic, allergic, infectious, and occupational/environmental diseases.


University of Wisconsin Medical School (Madison, WI), MD
Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI), BS, Cum Laude
University of Wisconsin Hospitals (Madison, WI), Internship/Residency, Department of Psychiatry

Awards & Recognition

2014 and 2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
2013: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology Distinguished Fellowship, American Psychiatric Association

Board Certification

Psychiatry Psychosomatic Medicine

Professional Memberships

Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
American Psychiatric Association
American Thoracic Society
Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry


Holm KE, Bowler RP, Make BJ, Wamboldt FS. Family Relationship Quality is Associated with Psychological Distress, Dyspnea, and Quality of Life in COPD, COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 6(5): 359-368, 2009.

Bender BG, Rankin A, Tran ZV and Wamboldt FS. Brief interval telephone surveys of medication adherence and asthma symptoms in the Childhood Asthma Management Program Continuation Study. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 101:382-6, 2008.

Wamboldt FS, Balkissoon RC, Rankin AW, Szefler SJ, Hammond SK, Glasgow RE, Dickinson WP. Correlates of household smoking bans in low income families of children with and without asthma. Family Process, 47(1):81-94, 2008.

Wamboldt FS, Wamboldt MZ: Psychiatric aspects of respiratory symptoms, Chapter 74. In LM Taussig & LI Landau (Eds) Textbook of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, 2nd Edition. Saint Louis, MO, Mosby, 1039-1051, 2008.

Wamboldt FS, Balkissoon RC: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chapter 38. In M Castro & M Kraft (Eds) Clinical Asthma. Philadelphia, PA, Elsevier, 345-350, 2008.

Academic Affiliations

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Professor Adjunct, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Denver

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



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

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