Frederick Steven Wamboldt, MD

Frederick Steven Wamboldt
Co-Director, Center for Health Promotion
Division of Medical, Behavioral & Community Health
Department of Medicine
5280 Top Doctors 2016 (10th year)
Best Doctors in America® 2015-2016 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Frederick Steven Wamboldt, MD is a psychiatrist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Wamboldt is in the Division of Medicine, Behavioral & Community Health.

Specialties and ConditionsSpecialties & Conditions
  • Health Behavior Assessments (out-of-state patients only)
  • Psychiatric
  • Psychosomatic Medical

Special Interests

Dr. Wamboldt's clinical practice is within the Department of Medicine at National Jewish Health where he specializes in patient-centered, family-friendly psychosocial interventions for those suffering from chronic cardiopulmonary illness.

As Co-Director of the Center for Health Promotion, he leads a very active research program with three major areas of emphasis, all of which examine individual, family and/or social processes in the context of stress, typically chronic cardiopulmonary illness. First are observational and interventional studies examining biopsychosocial factors influencing treatment adherence and outcomes in patients and families dealing with chronic cardiopulmonary illness. Second are community-based projects, in particular studies aiming to reduce health disparities within low-income, racial/ethnic minority, and/or isolated rural communities. Third are projects evaluating systems change within healthcare practices as well as related public health policy.


University of Wisconsin Medical School (Madison, WI), Medicine
University of Wisconsin Medical School (Madison, WI), Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin Medical School (Madison, WI), Psychiatry

Awards & Recognition

The Sally Lease Bartalot Endowed Fund for Psychosocial Medicine
5280 Top Doctors 2016 (10th year)
Best Doctors in America® 2015-2016 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

Board Certification

2008: Psychosomatic Medicine
1986: Psychiatry

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
Academcy of Psychosocial Medicine


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 Psychaitry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Website Information

Center for Health Promotion

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



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

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