Vera Pillitteri, DNP, FNP-BC Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient 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 5280 Top Doctors 2020 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor 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 Overview Contact Info & Locations Programs & Services Cardiology Programs Department of Medicine Division of Cardiology (Adult) Pulmonary Hypertension Program Specialties & Conditions Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) 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. Education Education 2014 - 2017 University of Northern Colorado, Doctor of Nursing Practice 2005 - 2007 University of Colorado, Nursing Science Board Certification 2018: ANCC Professional Memberships American Nurses Association 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. 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.