Howard D. Weinberger, MD, FACC

Howard D. Weinberger
Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Cardiac Research, Other
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Dyspnea on Exertion
  • Exercise Induced Intracardiac Shunts

Special Interests

Clinical Interests

Echocardiography and Stress Echocardiography. Sarcoidosis in the heart, shortness of breath with exercise, diagnosis and management of diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure, hypertension.

Additional Information

Visiting fellow with Dr. Harvey Feigenbaum, the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indianapolis, Indiana, May and June, 1995

Education

Education
Indiana University SOM (Indianapolis, IN), MD
Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), BS, Biology
Residency
University of Colorado Denver, Chief Medical Resident
University of Colorado Denver, Residency, Internal Medicine
University of Colorado Denver, Internship, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
University of Colorado Denver, Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease

Awards & Recognition

2013 and 2015: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
2008: Internal Medicine Clinician of the Year Award, National Jewish Health
2008: 5280 Magazine Top Docs in Cardiology
1994-95: Outstanding Research Fellow, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver
Genentech/American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Cardiovascular Meeting Grant: 44th Annual Scientific Session, American College of Cardiology
1/1993-12/1994: Bugher Physician-Scientist Training Fellowship Grant (AHA)
1987: K. K. Chen Department of Pharmacology Research Award, Senior Medical Student
1982-83: Mortar Board
1979-83: Arthur Metz Distinguished Scholarship

Board Certification

2015-2025: Recertification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
2010-2020: Recertification, American Board of Internal Medicine
1995-2005: Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
1990-2000: Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
1988: Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Member, American Society of Echocardiography
Member, American Heart Association – Basic Science Council
Fellow, American College of Physicians – American Society of Internal Medicine
Member, American Medical Association

Publications

Fenster BE, Holm KE, Weinberger HD, Moreau KL, Meschede K, Crapo JD, Make BJ, Bowler R, Wamboldt FS, Hoth KF. Right ventricular diastolic function and exercise capacity in COPD. Respir Med.109(10):1287-92, 2015.

Fenster BE, Curran-Everett D, Freeman AM, Weinberger HD, Kern Buckner J, Carroll JD. Saline contrast echocardiography for the detection of patent foramen ovale in hypoxia: a validation study using intracardiac echocardiography. Echocardiography 31(4):420-72013, 2014.

Freeman AM, Curran-Everett D, Weinberger HD, Fenster BE, Buckner JK, Gottschall EB, Sauer WH, Maier LA, Hamzeh NY.Predictors of cardiac sarcoidosis using commonly available cardiac studies. Am J Cardiol.112(2):280-5, 2013.

Freeman AM, Fenster BE, Weinberger HD, Buckner JK, Lynch D.Hypoxia caused by persistent left superior vena cava connecting to the left atrium a rare clinical entity.Tex Heart Inst J.39(5):662-4, 2012.

Fenster BE, Freeman AM, Weinberger HD, Buckner JK.Recurrent transient mid-ventricular ballooning.Int J Cardiol. 152(2):e35-6, 2011.

Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Colorado Hospital

Academic Affiliations

Professor of Clinical Practice, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

Medical Director Echocardiography Laboratory, National Jewish Health
Board Member, Denver Echo Society
7/2004-6/2007: Director, Cardiology Fellowship Training
Program, University of Colorado Denver
5/2005-6/2007: Director, Clinical Research Echocardiography Imaging Core, University of Colorado Denver
7/1995-6/2007: Program Director, Cardiology Grand Rounds, University of Colorado Denver
4/1999-4/2004: Director, Research Echocardiography Imaging Core, University of Colorado Denver
Lecturer, Cardiovascular Pathophysiology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

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.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
 

Friendliness
4.8

Recommended to others
4.8

Explanation of problem/condition
4.7

Shows concerns for your questions
4.7

Includes you in decisions
4.7

Spoke using clear language
4.8

Amount of time spent with you
4.7

Confidence in your doctor
4.8
 

Comments

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2016
No instructions on when I should return.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2016
Very good heart doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
best care I've ever had is at NJH w/ all caregivers!

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
Dr. Wineberger and National Jewish - I can't tell you how much his concern, care, his fantastic staff, and all of the phenominal care I have received here mean to me. I have a heart condition (ok, several was well as a lot of autoimmune problems. Dr. Winberger not only keeps my family physician informed but coordinates some of my testing so I don't overlap services. I am trusting my life to this wonderful physician and your staff.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
Dr. Weinberger is friendly, incredibly thorough and patient, and never seems to be in a rush.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2016
Dr.Weinberger is very professional, responsive to my questions and follows through with Tests and results. He is patient and explains things very well.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2016
*Dr. Weinberger is wonderful. I learned so much regarding my issue. I learned things I didn't know I needed to know! Thank you *Dr. Weinberger.