Howard D. Weinberger, MD, FACC

Howard D. Weinberger
Department of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor
  • 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.
  • 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.

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    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


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


    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
    • Email:



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

    Patient Ratings

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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.