Frederick Steven Wamboldt, MD

Frederick Steven Wamboldt
Department of Medicine
The Sally Lease Bartalot Endowed Fund for Psychosocial Medicine
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016 (10th year)
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor (10th year)
  • America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd.
  • Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc.
  • Best Doctors in America® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • Special Interests

    Research Interests

    Dr. Fred Wamboldt has a broad set of research interests in the areas of psychiatric and interpersonal/family factors in the context of chronic medical illness. Current and/or recent research projects include: -- “Asthma Tool Kits for Practices and Patients in Rural Colorado,” Colorado Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Pulmonary Disease Program, B. Bender, PhD, PI. -- “Motivating adherence to CPAP in obstructive sleep apnea,” NHLBI, M. Aloia, PhD, PI. -- “Development of behavioral couples treatment for smoking cessation,” NIDA, H. LaChance, PhD, PI. -- “Telecommunication Enhanced Adherence Management Program,” NHLBI, B. Bender, PhD, PI. -- Director, Behavioral Assessment Core Laboratory, UCD/National Jewish Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute, NCRR U54-RR025217, R. Sokol, MD, PI. -- “Improving Asthma Outcomes by Promoting Successful ETS Reduction Interventions in Rural Primary Care Practices throughout Eastern Colorado,” EPA Region 8, Indoor Air Quality Award, F.S. Wamboldt, MD, PI.


    Clinical Interests

    Dr. Fred Wamboldt specializes in the assessment and treatment of depression and anxiety problems in patients with chronic respiratory, immunologic, allergic, infectious, and occupational/environmental diseases.


    University of Wisconsin Medical School (Madison, WI), MD
    Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI), BS, Cum Laude
    University of Wisconsin Hospitals (Madison, WI), Internship/Residency, Department of Psychiatry

    Awards & Recognition

    2014 and 2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
    2013: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
    Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology Distinguished Fellowship, American Psychiatric Association

    Board Certification

    Psychiatry Psychosomatic Medicine

    Professional Memberships

    Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
    American Psychiatric Association
    American Thoracic Society
    Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry


    Holm KE, Bowler RP, Make BJ, Wamboldt FS. Family Relationship Quality is Associated with Psychological Distress, Dyspnea, and Quality of Life in COPD, COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 6(5): 359-368, 2009.

    Bender BG, Rankin A, Tran ZV and Wamboldt FS. Brief interval telephone surveys of medication adherence and asthma symptoms in the Childhood Asthma Management Program Continuation Study. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 101:382-6, 2008.

    Wamboldt FS, Balkissoon RC, Rankin AW, Szefler SJ, Hammond SK, Glasgow RE, Dickinson WP. Correlates of household smoking bans in low income families of children with and without asthma. Family Process, 47(1):81-94, 2008.

    Wamboldt FS, Wamboldt MZ: Psychiatric aspects of respiratory symptoms, Chapter 74. In LM Taussig & LI Landau (Eds) Textbook of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, 2nd Edition. Saint Louis, MO, Mosby, 1039-1051, 2008.

    Wamboldt FS, Balkissoon RC: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chapter 38. In M Castro & M Kraft (Eds) Clinical Asthma. Philadelphia, PA, Elsevier, 345-350, 2008.

    Academic Affiliations

    Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
    Professor Adjunct, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Denver

    Contact Information

    • Office: 877.225.5654



    • National Jewish Health Main Campus
      1400 Jackson St.
      Denver, CO 80206

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