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Vera Pillitteri, DNP, FNP-BC

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Vera Pillitteri

Vera Pillitteri, DNP, is a nurse practitioner who specializes in cardiology at National Jewish Health.

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.



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