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



  • 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.

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Provider explained things clearly

Amount of time spent with you

Provider included you in decisions

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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 PatientDecember, 2021
Excellent appointment , she managed to convince me to use my inhalers more often .

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2021
Great,Vera listens and includes me in her decision process,other issues involved

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2021

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2021
Vera is great to work with! She listens, she cares, she explains everything well, and she's encouraging regarding getting me back to optimal health.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2021
*Vera has always been very good with discussing test results in language I can understand. She is pleasant and professional.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Incredible experience, NJH has me feeling like a partner,couldnt feel better

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2021
Felt a little rushed, but everything was addressed. Some follow up was not fully understood.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2021
Vera is an excellent NP...I like and respect her. she had always been very attentive, knowledgeable, and kind whenever I have had an issue or concern with my health or even in my daily life activities.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2021
*Vera is a very good provider, really takes the time with me.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2021
First time I had seen this care giver so difficult to judge confidence yet.

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