Howard D. Weinberger, MD, FACC Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Howard D. Weinberger, MD, is a cardiologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Weinberger is in the Division of Cardiology and Department of Medicine. Professor Department of Medicine Division of Cardiology 5280 Top Doctors 2020 (2 years) Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (2 years) America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars 168 Patient Ratings 36 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Cardiology Programs Department of Medicine Division of Cardiology (Adult) Research 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. See More View Publications 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 1983 - 1987 Indiana University SOM (Indianapolis, IN), MD 1979 - 1983 Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), BS, Biology Residency 1990 - 1991 University of Colorado Denver, Chief Medical Resident 1988 - 1990 University of Colorado Denver, Residency, Internal Medicine 1987 - 1988 University of Colorado Denver, Internship, Internal Medicine Fellowship 1991 - 1995 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 Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Provider showed concern 4.9 Friendliness 4.8 Spoke using clear language 4.9 Provider explained things clearly 4.8 Amount of time spent with you 4.9 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Confidence in your doctor 4.9 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.9 Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 I could understand everything & in my words. Very good. I'm so pleased. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 *Dr. Weinberger is very thorough and he always explained my current situation and what are the next steps. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 My answers say it all. I like having Dr. Weinberger as my doctor. I feel he has my best interest at heart. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 He's a wonderful man and a wonderful doctor. Kind, caring, informed. He remembers me and is sweet. I feel cared for and confident in everything he says. I feel he's at the top of his game and the best cardiologist in Denver National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 he's a wonderful doctor National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 I have ALWAYS had a good experience with Dr. Weinberger. He listens well to my concerns, and always answers in an easy to understand way. I feel that he has effectively and carefully worked to [manage my condition]. Thank you for such good care! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 Love *Dr. Weinberger great doctor - [reference to another provider]. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 Dr. Weinberger has always been very respectful and direct in our discussions about my health. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 *Dr. Weinberger has been my cardiology for over 12 years and he has always care and concerned for my health, he is a great doctor, thanks. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 *Dr. Weinberger is one of my care givers he is very un standing if my problem & answers me correctly. 9. All the time. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Dr. Weinberger is obviously extreamly competent and doesn't leave anything uncovered. I trust him implicitly. show more National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Very good always explains my condition & actions needed for treatment! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 I feel very fortunate to have Dr Winburger as my doctor National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Dr. Weinberger is great...my [condition] is under control and I feel so much better! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 If I could give this provider a 10 out of 5, I would do so. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 Good experience National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 Dr. Weinberger is the consummate professional with superb interpersonal skills. I trust his judgement implicitly. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 outstanding doc!! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 National Jewish has always been extremely competent, professional, and caring to me and my wife as well. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 Dr. Weinberger always asks questions as to my day to day health and never "leasves any stone unturned" when questioning me about my medications. He has given me several hints as to how to take my mediations during the day. He's great! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 I love Dr.Wineberger! He is the best physician/and specialist I have had. I told him I plan on living to 100...so if he wants to retire he needs to train up a family member...really, I did. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 Dr. Weinberger took a very detailed health history by asking direct questions. He was able to alter and prioritize the plan to fit my financial needs. He's obviously knowledgeable and experienced. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 #9. Great. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 Excellent cardiology doctor! Very thorough and caring! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 It's hard for me to imagine anyone better! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 He was very good concerning my aliment and the issues around it. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 All of my care providers have been great. I could not ask for anything better. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 I feel very fortunate to have Dr Wineburger as my cardiologist he saved my life National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2019 Since coming under Dr. Weinberger's care, my [heart status] is where it's supposed to be. Thank you Doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 Doc was pretty solid, just didn't come off very personable. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 again...awesome. I tend to ask a lot of follow up questions and what ifs and I have always been given the courstey of a reply that suits ME (I always want to know loopholes or if THIS happens what order do I do THIS). I prefer a scientific or clinical approach to my condition..no sweet coating...and I have to say I always get that along with the impression that "I" am the most import thing in the moment to them. This goes for ALL of the folk working there. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 Excellent - not only smart but has common sense. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 Dr. Weinberger is excellent, the best health care provider that I see. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 Dr. Weinberger, since my first visit, has shown me what a Cardiologist should be like by asking questions, listening to my answers and coming up with the proper medications [PHI]. He has been wonderful. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 I don't think I've ever met a doctor I like as well. I'm not afraid about any possible condition I may turn out to have because I know he will see to it that everything is done for me that can be done. I know if he says I am well, he can be believed. I was surprised he didn't minimize my concerns because for several years that's what has been happening. He didn't treat me like a hypochondriac or minimize my fears. I'm grateful. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 The Dr. was very kind and knowledgeable... he is wonderful person and human being....thank you for having him on staff!!!