Pei Jai Michael Ho, MD
Professor, Medicine-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (1997)
Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of California–Berkeley (CA) (1993)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1998)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Internal Medicine (1999)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Cardiology


  • Henderson K, Kaufman B, Rotter JS, Stearns S, Sueta CAA, Foraker R, Ho PM, Chang PP. Socioeconomic status and modification of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk prediction: epidemiological analysis using data from the atherosclerosis risk in communities study. BMJ Open. 2022 Nov 7;12(11):e058777. PubMed PMID: 36343998
  • Zakrajsek JK, Min SJ, Ho PM, Kiser TH, Kannappan A, Sottile PD, Allen RR, Althoff MD, Reynolds PM, Moss M, Burnham EL, Mikkelsen ME, Vandivier RW. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Refractory Asthma Exacerbations With Respiratory Failure. Chest. 2022 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36191634
  • Subramaniam S, Stryczek KC, Ball S, Stevenson L, Ho PM, Aron DC. Workforce Development to Improve Access to Pain Care for Veterans: A Qualitative Analysis of VA-ECHO Participant Experiences. Health Serv Res Manag Epidemiol. 2022 Jan-Dec;9:23333928221124806. PubMed PMID: 36093259
  • Trivedi PS, Timpone VM, Morgan RL, Jensen AM, Reid M, Ho PM, Ahmed O. A Practical Guide to Use of Publicly Available Data Sets for Observational Research in Interventional Radiology. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2022 Nov;33(11):1286-1294. PubMed PMID: 35964883
  • Maw AM, Morris MA, Glasgow RE, Barnard J, Ho PM, Ortiz-Lopez C, Fleshner M, Kramer HR, Grimm E, Ytell K, Gardner T, Huebschmann AG. Using Iterative RE-AIM to enhance hospitalist adoption of lung ultrasound in the management of patients with COVID-19: an implementation pilot study. Implement Sci Commun. 2022 Aug 12;3(1):89. PubMed PMID: 35962441
  • Anstett T, Smith C, Hess K, Patten L, Pincus S, Lin CT, Ho PM. Dig Deeper: A Case Report of Finding (and Fixing) the Root Cause of Add-On Laboratory Failures. Appl Clin Inform. 2022 Aug;13(4):874-879. PubMed PMID: 35913087
  • Mog AC, Moldestad M, Kenney R, Stevenson L, Lee M, Ho PM, Sayre GG. "I was Unsure at First": A Qualitative Evaluation of Patient Perceptions of VA Clinical Video Telehealth Visits in the V-IMPACT Program. J Patient Exp. 2022;9:23743735221107237. PubMed PMID: 35813242
  • Trinkley KE, Ho PM, Glasgow RE, Huebschmann AG. How Dissemination and Implementation Science Can Contribute to the Advancement of Learning Health Systems. Acad Med. 2022 Oct 1;97(10):1447-1458. PubMed PMID: 35796045
  • Ho PM, O'Donnell CI, McCreight M, Bavry AA, Bosworth HB, Girotra S, Grossman PM, Helfrich C, Latif F, Lu D, Matheny M, Mavromatis K, Ortiz J, Parashar A, Ratliff DM, Grunwald GK, Gillette M, Jneid H. Multifaceted Intervention to Improve P2Y12 Inhibitor Adherence After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Stepped Wedge Trial. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 Jul 5;11(13):e024342. PubMed PMID: 35766258
  • Kini V, Parks M, Liu W, Waldo SW, Ho PM, Bradley SM, Hess PL. Patient Symptoms and Stress Testing After Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jun 1;5(6):e2217704. PubMed PMID: 35727581
  • Parks M, Nallamothu B, Ho PM. Not So Simple, Nor Model Minority. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2022 May;15(5):e008918. PubMed PMID: 35535590
  • McNeal DM, Fehling K, Ho PM, Kaboli P, Shimada S, Saini SD, Youles B, Albright K. Engaging Stakeholders in Identifying Access Research Priorities for the Department of Veterans Affairs. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Apr;37(Suppl 1):14-21. PubMed PMID: 35349024
  • Kini V, Breathett K, Groeneveld PW, Ho PM, Nallamothu BK, Peterson PN, Rush P, Wang TY, Zeitler EP, Borden WB. Strategies to Reduce Low-Value Cardiovascular Care: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2022 Mar;15(3):e000105. PubMed PMID: 35189687
  • Leonard C, Kenney RR, Lee M, Greene P, Whittington M, Kirsh S, Ho PM, Sayre G, Simonetti J. Common Ground: Primary Care and Specialty Clinicians' Perceptions of E-Consults in the Veterans Health Administration. Fed Pract. 2022 Jan;39(1):42-47b. PubMed PMID: 35185320
  • Waldo SW, Glorioso TJ, Barón AE, Doll JA, Plomondon ME, Ho PM. Transitions of Care Among Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Stable Angina: Insights From the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment Reporting and Tracking Program. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 Feb 15;11(4):e024598. PubMed PMID: 35156396
  • Leppert MH, Burke JF, Lisabeth LD, Madsen TE, Kleindorfer DO, Sillau S, Schwamm LH, Daugherty SL, Bradley CJ, Ho PM, Poisson SN. Systematic Review of Sex Differences in Ischemic Strokes Among Young Adults: Are Young Women Disproportionately at Risk?. Stroke. 2022 Feb;53(2):319-327. PubMed PMID: 35073188
  • Trivedi P, Jordan G, Ho PM. Leveraging Value-Based Payment Models to Reduce Health Inequities in Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2022 Jan;19(1 Pt B):143-145. PubMed PMID: 35033302
  • Rao SS, Jensen AM, Kriss MS, Morgan RL, Ho PM, Ryu RK, Trivedi PS. Racial Differences in the Use of Endoscopy and Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Creation for Treatment of Acute Variceal Bleeding in the United States. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2022 Apr;33(4):465-468.e1. PubMed PMID: 34929343
  • Sacha GL, Kiser TH, Wright GC, Vandivier RW, Moss M, Burnham EL, Ho PM, Reynolds PM, Bauer SR. Association Between Vasopressin Rebranding and Utilization in Patients With Septic Shock. Crit Care Med. 2022 Apr 1;50(4):644-654. PubMed PMID: 34605778
  • Khazanie P, Ho PM. Leveraging Value-Based Payment Models to Reduce Sex Differences in Care. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 Aug;12(8):e006038. PubMed PMID: 31416348
  • Levy AE, Ream KS, Ho PM. ICD-10 Coding of Type 2 Myocardial Infarction and Myocardial Injury as It Relates to US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Value-Based Payment Programs. JAMA Cardiol. 2019 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31411635
  • Spector-Bagdady K, Ho PM, Nallamothu BK. Nonregulated Interventions, Clinical Trial Registration, and Editorial Responsibility. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 Jun;12(6):e005721. PubMed PMID: 31181958
  • Asundi A, Stanislawski M, Mehta P, Baron AE, Mull HJ, Ho PM, Zimetbaum PJ, Gupta K, Branch-Elliman W. Real-world effectiveness of infection prevention interventions for reducing procedure-related cardiac device infections: Insights from the veterans affairs clinical assessment reporting and tracking program. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Aug;40(8):855-862. PubMed PMID: 31159895
  • Valle JA, Ho PM. Supporting Decisions or Decision Support? Challenges of Achieving Meaningful Clinical Decision Support in the Modern Era of the Electronic Health Record. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Nov 19;8(22):e014704. PubMed PMID: 31707944
  • Olivier CB, Fan J, Askari M, Mahaffey KW, Heidenreich PA, Perino AC, Leef GC, Ho PM, Harrington RA, Turakhia MP. Site Variation and Outcomes for Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation Patients After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Aug;12(8):e007604. PubMed PMID: 31416357
  • Shang P, Liu GG, Zheng X, Ho PM, Hu S, Li J, Jiang Z, Li X, Bai X, Gao Y, Xing C, Wang Y, Normand SL, Krumholz HM. Association Between Medication Adherence and 1-Year Major Cardiovascular Adverse Events After Acute Myocardial Infarction in China. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 May 7;8(9):e011793. PubMed PMID: 31057004
  • Liu W, Grunwald GK, Ho PM. Two-part models for cost with zeros to decompose effects of covariates on probability of cost, mean nonzero cost, and mean total cost. Stat Med. 2019 Jul 10;38(15):2767-2782. PubMed PMID: 30895636
  • Maw AM, Hassanin A, Ho PM, McInnes MDF, Moss A, Juarez-Colunga E, Soni NJ, Miglioranza MH, Platz E, DeSanto K, Sertich AP, Salame G, Daugherty SL. Diagnostic Accuracy of Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasonography and Chest Radiography in Adults With Symptoms Suggestive of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Mar 1;2(3):e190703. PubMed PMID: 30874784
  • Leppert MH, Poisson SN, Sillau SH, Campbell JD, Ho PM, Burke JF. Is Prevalence of Atherosclerotic Risk Factors Increasing Among Young Adults? It Depends on How You Ask. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Mar 19;8(6):e010883. PubMed PMID: 30857455
  • Leef GC, Perino AC, Askari M, Fan J, Ho PM, Olivier CB, Longo L, Mahaffey KW, Turakhia MP. Appropriateness of Direct Oral Anticoagulant Dosing in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Insights From the Veterans Health Administration. J Pharm Pract. 2019 Feb 21;:897190019828270. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30791808
  • Adamek KE, Ramadurai D, Gunzburger E, Plomondon ME, Ho PM, Raghavan S. Association of Diabetes Mellitus Status and Glycemic Control With Secondary Prevention Medication Adherence After Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Feb 5;8(3):e011448. PubMed PMID: 30712488
  • Kiser TH, Reynolds PM, Moss M, Burnham EL, Ho PM, Vandivier RW. Impact of Macrolide Antibiotics on Hospital Readmissions and Other Clinically Important Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients with Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study. Pharmacotherapy. 2019 Mar;39(3):242-252. PubMed PMID: 30663791
  • Whittington MD, Ho PM, Helfrich CD. Recommendations for the Use of Audit and Feedback to De-Implement Low-Value Care. Am J Med Qual. 2019 Jul Aug;34(4):409-411. PubMed PMID: 30654620
  • Valle JA, Ho PM. Excluding the Elephant in the Room: Cardiac Arrest. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Jan 8;8(1):e011381. PubMed PMID: 30595066
  • McCreight MS, Lambert-Kerzner A, O'Donnell CI, Grunwald GK, Hebert P, Gillette M, Jneid H, Parashar A, Grossman PM, Helfrich C, Mavromatis K, Saket G, Ho PM. Improving anti-platelet therapy adherence in the Veterans Health Administration: A randomized multi-site hybrid effectiveness-implementation study protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 Feb;77:104-110. PubMed PMID: 30576842
  • Frank JW, Carey E, Nolan C, Kerns RD, Sandbrink F, Gallagher R, Ho PM. Increased Nonopioid Chronic Pain Treatment in the Veterans Health Administration, 2010-2016. Pain Med. 2019 May 1;20(5):869-877. PubMed PMID: 30137520
  • Prouse AF, Langner P, Plomondon ME, Ho PM, Valle JA, Barón AE, Armstrong EJ, Waldo SW. Temporal trends in the management and clinical outcomes of lower extremity arterial thromboembolism within a national Veteran population. Vasc Med. 2019 Feb;24(1):41-49. PubMed PMID: 30105938
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Member

Practice Locations

Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1055 Clermont St
Denver, CO 80220

Hospital Affiliation
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certification (2004)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology, Board Certification (2004)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (1997)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of California–Berkeley (CA) (1993)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1998)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Internal Medicine (1999)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2004)
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Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Cardiology
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13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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