I am Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, Director of the International Familial Cardiomyopathy Registry and Co-Director of the Molecular Genetics Program of the Cardiovascular Institute. My clinical expertise is in inherited cardiomyopathies, including arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies, familial cardiomyopathies (arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic dilated cardiomyopathy, left ventricular noncompaction, familial restrictive cardiomyopathy), muscular dystrophies with cardiac involvement, and other genetic disease affecting the heart muscle.
In my Inherited Cardiomyopathy Management Clinic, I provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of inherited cardiomyopathies, working in close collaboration with other experienced clinicians, genetic counselors, cardiovascular nurses, and study coordinators to provide a state-of-the-art team-based approach: these include the Adult Genetics Clinic, Electrophysiology Clinic, Advanced Heart Failure Clinic, HCM Clinic, Neuromuscular Clinic, Advanced Imaging, Sarcoidosis Clinic at National Jewish Hospital, and the Colorado Children's Hospital.
I offer the opportunity of enrollment in National and International research programs, including novel clinical trials, and the International Familial Cardiomyopathy Registry (NIH founded, IRB 99-177, founded in 1999) to continue identifying the genes behind inherited disease, and discover novel therapies.
I strive to provide the best care for my patients. I believe in treating the person as a whole, taking every aspect of a patient’s body and health into consideration during diagnosis and treatment.
In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, hiking, reading and spending time with my family.
I volunteer as physician in sports activities of high school students.