Howard D. Weinberger, MD, FACC

Howard D. Weinberger
Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (2 years)
America’s Top Doctors 2018 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Howard D. Weinberger, MD, is a cardiologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Weinberger is in the Division of Cardiology and Department of Medicine.

Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Cardiac Research, Other
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Dyspnea on Exertion
  • Exercise Induced Intracardiac Shunts

Special Interests

Clinical Interests

Echocardiography and Stress Echocardiography. Sarcoidosis in the heart, shortness of breath with exercise, diagnosis and management of diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure, hypertension.

Additional Information

Visiting fellow with Dr. Harvey Feigenbaum, the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indianapolis, Indiana, May and June, 1995

Education

Education
Indiana University SOM (Indianapolis, IN), MD
Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), BS, Biology
Residency
University of Colorado Denver, Chief Medical Resident
University of Colorado Denver, Residency, Internal Medicine
University of Colorado Denver, Internship, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
University of Colorado Denver, Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease

Awards & Recognition

2013 and 2015: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
2008: Internal Medicine Clinician of the Year Award, National Jewish Health
2008: 5280 Magazine Top Docs in Cardiology
1994-95: Outstanding Research Fellow, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver
Genentech/American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Cardiovascular Meeting Grant: 44th Annual Scientific Session, American College of Cardiology
1/1993-12/1994: Bugher Physician-Scientist Training Fellowship Grant (AHA)
1987: K. K. Chen Department of Pharmacology Research Award, Senior Medical Student
1982-83: Mortar Board
1979-83: Arthur Metz Distinguished Scholarship

Board Certification

2015-2025: Recertification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
2010-2020: Recertification, American Board of Internal Medicine
1995-2005: Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
1990-2000: Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
1988: Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Member, American Society of Echocardiography
Member, American Heart Association – Basic Science Council
Fellow, American College of Physicians – American Society of Internal Medicine
Member, American Medical Association

Publications

Fenster BE, Holm KE, Weinberger HD, Moreau KL, Meschede K, Crapo JD, Make BJ, Bowler R, Wamboldt FS, Hoth KF. Right ventricular diastolic function and exercise capacity in COPD. Respir Med.109(10):1287-92, 2015.

Fenster BE, Curran-Everett D, Freeman AM, Weinberger HD, Kern Buckner J, Carroll JD. Saline contrast echocardiography for the detection of patent foramen ovale in hypoxia: a validation study using intracardiac echocardiography. Echocardiography 31(4):420-72013, 2014.

Freeman AM, Curran-Everett D, Weinberger HD, Fenster BE, Buckner JK, Gottschall EB, Sauer WH, Maier LA, Hamzeh NY.Predictors of cardiac sarcoidosis using commonly available cardiac studies. Am J Cardiol.112(2):280-5, 2013.

Freeman AM, Fenster BE, Weinberger HD, Buckner JK, Lynch D.Hypoxia caused by persistent left superior vena cava connecting to the left atrium a rare clinical entity.Tex Heart Inst J.39(5):662-4, 2012.

Fenster BE, Freeman AM, Weinberger HD, Buckner JK.Recurrent transient mid-ventricular ballooning.Int J Cardiol. 152(2):e35-6, 2011.

Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Colorado Hospital

Academic Affiliations

Professor of Clinical Practice, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

Medical Director Echocardiography Laboratory, National Jewish Health
Board Member, Denver Echo Society
7/2004-6/2007: Director, Cardiology Fellowship Training
Program, University of Colorado Denver
5/2005-6/2007: Director, Clinical Research Echocardiography Imaging Core, University of Colorado Denver
7/1995-6/2007: Program Director, Cardiology Grand Rounds, University of Colorado Denver
4/1999-4/2004: Director, Research Echocardiography Imaging Core, University of Colorado Denver
Lecturer, Cardiovascular Pathophysiology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

 

Locations

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

Patient Ratings

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CP3
4.7

CP1
4.8

CP7
4.9

CP2
4.7

CP8
4.8

CP4
4.6

CP9
4.9

CP10
4.8
 

Comments

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National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2018
I look forward to my future follow up appointments and tests with confidence that my doctor will help solve my [condition] problems.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2018
One of the best I have ever had

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2018
Thanks!!! Very professional!!!

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2018
Excellent, thorough care.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2018
I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of time and attention Dr. Weinberger spent with me. I felt very comfortable and reassured that I chose the right place and doctor to take care of my medical problems.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2018
I was pleased with *Dr. Weinberger in his knowledge and concern and advice.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
Very Impressed.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
I came in for a second opinion but have decided to use Dr. Weinberger as my primary provider because he was awesome!

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
Dr. Weinberger is excellent.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
I can't speak highly enough about Dr. Weinberger. He spent a large amount of time with me and was very easy to understand. I have not gotten many answers concerning my illness. And we discussed many possibilities. He gave me hope that my symptoms could be addressed at some point in the future. My husband and I were extremely impressed with his knowledge and ability to show empathy and support.

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