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Gregory Schwartz, MD, PhD

Professor, Medicine-Cardiology
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Location: Denver - Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Clinical Interest for Patients: Heart attack; Coronary artery disease; Hypertension; Cholesterol/Lipid disorders; Valvular heart disease

Conditions & Treatments: Heart and Circulation - Angina, Heart and Circulation - Arrhythmia, Heart and Circulation - Coronary Disease, Heart and Circulation - Heart Attack, Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases, Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases - Prevention, Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure, Heart and Circulation - Heart Valve Diseases, Heart and Circulation - High Blood Pressure
General Information
Gender: Male
Language: English
Care Philosophy: I have dedicated my career to advance the care of Veteran patients with cardiovascular disease through clinical care and research. I have served at the San Francisco and Denver VA Medical Centers since 1988, and currently direct the Section of Cardiology at the Denver VA. Our section is an integral part of the Division of Cardiology of the University of Colorado Denver. It includes approximately 50 dedicated clinical and research staff who provide a full range of care for Veteran patients with cardiovascular disorders including ischemic heart disease, interventional cardiology, peripheral arterial disease, heart failure, hypertension, and arrhythmias. An active academic program in the Cardiology Section of the Denver VA includes basic research, clinical trials, outcomes research, and training of cardiology fellows
Education and Training
Medical Schools
MD, Duke University School of Medicine (1982)

Graduate Schools
PhD, Duke University (1981)

Undergraduate Schools
ScB, Brown University (RI) (1976)

University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1983)

Residency Program
University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (1986)

University of California (San Francisco) Program, Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease (1988)

Specialty Information
Internal Medicine, Board Certification (1985)
Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certification (1989)

Practice Locations
Hospital Affiliation
Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Clinical Location
Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO 80220

Job Titles
Department - Professor
Division Academic - Chief - Cardiology Section - VAMC
Academic - Professor

Department, Section / Division
Medicine, Medicine-Cardiology

Recognition & Awards
American Heart Association, Young Investigator Award (1991)

American College of Cardiology/European Society of Cardiology, AHA/ESC International Exchange Award (1994)

University of California, San Francisco, Housestaff Teaching Award (1995)

Rocky Mtn Hospital Medicine Society, Rocky Mtn Peak Performers Award, Cardiology (2010)

Professional Memberships
American Heart Association - Fellow
American College of Cardiology - Fellow
American Physiological Society - Member
International Society for Heart Research - Member
Research & Grants
Roche Dalcetrabib in Acute Coronary Syndromes (2008)
NIH/NHLBI Diet induced insulin resistance and myocardial ischemia in pigs (2009)
Roche Aleglitazar in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome and Diabetes (2009)
Anthera Phospholipase A2 inhibition in Acute Coronary Syndromes (2010)

Website"Schwartz GG"[Author] and "VA Medical Center"

Research Interests
Clinical trials investigating new lipid and metabolic treatments to improve outcomes after heart attack
Professor (1999)
School of Medicine
Cardiovascular physiology

Information for Referring Providers
Clinical Interests for Referring Providers: Ischemic heart disease; Acute coronary care; Lipids and prevention

Research Interest for Referring Providers: Clinical trials of lipid/metabolic interventions in acute coronary syndrome; Cardiac metabolism; modulation of ischemia/reperfusion injury

Hospital Affiliation
Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Clinical Location: Denver - Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Office Phone: 303-393-2826
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