Glenn A. Hirsch, MD, MHS, FACC

Glenn A. Hirsch
Glenn Hirsch, MD, is a cardiologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Hirsch serves as Chief of the Division of Cardiology.
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Service Line
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine
Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Tobacco Regulatory Science

Special Interests

Clinical Interests

Prevention of cardiovascular disease and treating those who have already experienced heart disease such as angina, heart attack, peripheral artery disease or congestive heart failure. This includes pre-operative evaluations, syncope (fainting), palpitations and arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms) such as atrial fibrillation. Graduate medical clinical and professional education remains a passion of his with over a decade of experience in leading both an internal medicine residency,a cardiovascular fellowship and an NIH/FDA-funded virtual tobacco regulatory science fellowship with the American Heart Association in addition to various national and international educational collaborations and leadership.       

He performs clinical research related to atherosclerosis (hardending of the arteries), cardiac imaging and tobacco regulatory science.


The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, MD, M.H.S., Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Loyola University Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine, M.D.
The University of Michigan, B.A., Spanish
The University of Michigan Health System, Internal Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Cardiovascular Medicine

Awards & Recognition

2018-2020: American College of Cardiology Lifelong Learning Oversight Committee Member
2018-2020: Chair, Pharmacology Program, American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions
2017:  Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AΩA)
2016-2017: Co-Chair, Pharmacology Program, American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions.
2015-2019:  Invited Member, Council on Clinical Cardiology Laennec and Post Graduate Education Committee, American Heart Association
2014:  Outstanding Clinical Faculty of the Year, Division of Cardiology, University of Louisville
2014:  University of Louisville Faculty Teaching Award, American College of Physicians, Kentucky Chapter
2010:  Recognized by the American College of Cardiology Foundation as “Emerging Faculty”
2008:  First Place, Junior Faculty Clinical Research-Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators’ Forum, Chicago, IL
2004-2006:  Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32-HL07024), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2001:  Finalist, Laennec Society Young Clinician Award, American Heart Association
1999:  Bronze Beeper Award for Recognition of Medical Student Teaching, University of Michigan Health System
1997:  Cum Laude, Loyola University Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology
American Heart Assocation
American College of Physicians
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society


Harkema SJ, Ditterline BL, Wang S, Aslan S, Angeli CA, Ovechkin A, Hirsch GA. Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation Training and Sustained Recovery of Cardiovascular Function in Individuals With Chronic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. JAMA Neurol. Published online September 17, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.2617

Harkema SJ, Wang S, Angeli CA, Chen Y, Boakye M, Ugiliweneza B, Hirsch GA. Normalization of Blood Pressure with Spinal Cord Epidural Stimulation after Severe Spinal Cord Injury. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 12:83. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00083   

Brown LE, Bottinor W, Tripathi A, Carroll T, Dillon WC, Lokits C, Halperin HR, Hirsch GA.  A Novel, 5-Minute, Multisensory Training Session to Teach High-Quality Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation to the Public: Alive in Five. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 Jun;10(6). PMID: 28615176

Pant S, Patel NJ, Deshmukh A, Golwala H, Patel N, Badheka A, Hirsch GA, Mehta JL. Trends in infective endocarditis incidence, microbiology, and valve replacement in the United States from 2000 to 2011. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 May 19;65(19):2070-60. PMID: 25975469    

Hirsch GA, Bottomley PA, Gerstenblith G, Weiss RG. Allopurinol acutely increases ATP Energy Delivery in Failing Human Hearts. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Feb 28;59(9):802-8. PMID: 22361399

Teaching & Professional Positions

2018-present: Gratis Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Louisville
2017-2018: Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Louisville
2014-2018: Clinical Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Louisville
2012-2018: Program Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship, University of Louisville
2012-2017: Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Louisville
2012-present: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2007-2012: Visiting Consultant, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt. Hope and San Fernando General Hospital, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
2007-2012: Associate Program Director, Johns Hopkins Bayview Internal Medicine Residency
2006-2012: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2004-2006: Instructor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Conflicts of Interest

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    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
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National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
Excellent follow up by phone, showed personal concern.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
Dr. Hirsch exceeds a rating of very good, He is more in the Excellent to Outstanding category.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
N.J.H. management is to be commended for their standard of excellence in hiring outstanding professional staff.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2020
First visit with this doctor. I felt good about the visit.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2020
Included in ALL decisions.