Vera Pillitteri, DNP, FNP-BC

Vera Pillitteri
Vera Pillitteri, DNP, is a nurse practitioner at National Jewish Health. Ms. Pillitteri is in the Division of Cardiology.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine

Special Interests

Very early in my nursing career, I became interested in the vast and ever-changing field of cardiology. I was intrigued by the complexity of arrhythmias and cardiovascular disease and was determined to make a difference in the lives of those it directly and indirectly affects. As my career in nursing progressed to an advanced practice provider role, I wanted to focus on prevention and improving quality of life for those impacted by a variety of cardiovascular conditions. As part of my doctoral research, I stepped out of my cardiology comfort zone to focus on improving screening processes for diabetes in an effort to minimize the cardiovascular complications related to the disease. Although my research did not invoke any new innovations in diabetes research or screening processes, it did heighten my awareness into the challenges associated with both cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and their relationship to each other. While my focus is no longer primarily on diabetes, I enjoy sharing the key points of my research with patients and providers alike.


University of Northern Colorado, Doctor of Nursing Practice
University of Colorado, Nursing Science

Board Certification

2018: ANCC

Professional Memberships

American Nurses Association

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

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


Spoke using clear language

Provider explained things clearly

Amount of time spent with you

Provider included you in decisions

Confidence in your doctor

Likelihood of recommending this provider


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 PatientMarch, 2023
Vera listened to me very carefully and made good su

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2022
Vera is an excellent PA and discusses my tests and progress so that I understand completely the status of my condition.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2022
Vera Pillitteri provided an outstanding orientation to PAH tuned to my situation. The presentation was organized, thorough, and detailed. She was extremely patient and willing to answer all my questions. I left feeling fully prepared to try out the recommended course of treatment.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2022
Caregiver was very knowledgeable!

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2022
Vera is the best,couldn't ask for better

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2022
I am very comfortable with Vera Pillitteri's medical care both in the office and during telecare.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2022
Vera did an excellent job explaining the disease I have to me in a way that made it understandable to me . I really appreciate the time she spent with me to explain everything.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2022
The doctors & staff all listen very well & explain everything to the finest detail.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2022
I feel very trusting & safe

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2022
Very good ,I am part of the team

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