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Innate Immune Program Builds From Strength

Understanding the world of microbes inside the body.

Fellow DDW Presentation Titles

Fellow talks/presentations and poster presentations for DDW 2017

UCH - The Liver Program

Through research, education, clinical care, and invaluable partnerships, the Liver Program at University of Colorado Hospital is paving the way for the future of patient care.

New Faculty and Fellows

Please join us in welcoming the following new faculty and fellows to our division.

Awards & Accomplishments

Many of Denver’s physicians are at the forefront of new treatments, cutting-edge procedures, and promising research into how we can further heal an ailing heart


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School of Medicine physician receives top honor

Michael Holers, MD, honored by the American College of Rheumatology

Is it time to retire cholesterol tests?

Cardiologist Robert Eckel of the CU School of Medicine, who was also on the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association committee, agrees. “I don't see apoB changing the playing field very much,” he says.

El Paso County needle exchange appears dead after hitting Board of Health roadblock

“What we have to do is take the risk necessary and realize this is a benefit to this community,” said Erik Wallace, who leads the CU School of Medicine’s Colorado Springs Branch.

Doctors rarely discuss end-of-life care for chronic lung conditions

“It’s easier to avoid the conversation, which is rarely a brief one,” said Cari Levy, a professor at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. “Our systems are not designed to allow for meaningful conversations that may take some time.”

Heart Monitor Paired With Smartphone Detects Irregular Heartbeat

“We’re very concerned she may have an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation,” said Matthew Zipse, cardiac electrophysiologist at University of Colorado Hospital.

50 Years After First Heart Transplant, Patient Grateful For Advances

“It’s an amazing treatment and it’s a lifesaving treatment,” said Amrut Ambardekar, Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Program at University of Colorado Hospital.

Even Easy Exercise Is Linked to a Longer Life

Two new studies find that seniors who get out and about are more likely to lead long and healthy lives.

‘Divine Itch’ Helps Grandpa Detect Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is rare in men. “It’s approximately 100 women with breast cancer for one man,” explained Jose Mayordomo, an oncologist at the University of Colorado Hospital.

Finding out if you have the 'cancer gene' can be an emotional journey

According to Lisen Axell, a genetic counselor at UCHealth Hereditary Cancer Center, having a child can be risky for two parents who both have a BRCA2 mutation.

One Type of Diet Can Add Years to Your Life

“What will ultimately come out of all of this work is it’s not just one thing. It’s not just weight loss, not just diet, not just stress reduction or social support, but a combination of many things together,” said cardiologist Andrew Freeman

Department of Medicine Annual State of the Department Talk Presented

The University of Colorado Department of Medicine annual State of the Department talk was presented on Thursday, November 16, 2017 by David A. Schwartz, MD, Professor of Medicine and Immunology and Robert W. Schrier Chair of Medicine.

Coffee and heart disease - what are the odds of dying?

New research suggests that cups of coffee could be reducing your stroke risk by 8%.

Doctors see huge spike in Hepatitis C cases around Denver

“When people inject there is a little bit of blood in the syringe and if they share that syringe with someone else, (it) basically transmits from one person to another person,” said Sarah Rowan of Denver Public Health.

What really works to fight a stubborn cough?

“So people are looking for ways to make it more bearable.” And while a quick fix might be tempting, simply slowing down could help, Beuther said.

For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears

Americans are living longer with heart disease, managing it as a chronic condition. But there are few rules for these patients as they near the end of life.