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Department Leadership

​The Department of Medicine (DOM) boasts an excellent leadership team comprised of the Department Chair, six Vice Chairs, and the Department Administrator. In addition to Department leadership there is also an outstanding Divisional leadership team as well as a Department Administration team.


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David​ A. Schwartz, MD

Department of Medicine Chair

View Dr. Schwartz's CV

Contact Dr. Schwartz's Executive Assistant, Denel Wehrmaker

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E. Chester Ridgway, MD, MACP

Executive Vice Chair

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Suzanne L. Brandenburg, MD

Vice Chair for Education and Training


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Heidi L. Wald, MD, MSPH

Vice Chair for Quality

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Sean P. Colgan, PhD

Vice Chair for Basic Research

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Marc Moss, MD

Vice Chair for Clinical Research

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Christopher D. Smith, MBA

Director of Finance and ​Administration


Affiliate Department Chairs: 


Richard Albert, MD

Department of Medicine, Denver Health

View Dr. Albert's CV

Richard Martin, MD

Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health

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James Beck, MD

Department of Medicine, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

View Dr. Beck's CV