Emily Bucholz, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology

Medical School:
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine (2015)
Graduate Schools :
  • MPH, Yale University (2009)
  • PhD, Yale University (2015)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Yale University (CT) (2008)
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Pediatrics (2018)
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2021)
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Imaging (2022)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology


  • Michelson KA, Cushing AM, Bucholz EM. Association of County-Level Availability of Pediatricians With Emergency Department Visits. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Feb 1;38(2):e953-e957. PubMed PMID: 34282091
  • Bucholz EM, Toomey SL, McCulloch CE, Bardach N. Adjusting for Social Risk Factors in Pediatric Quality Measures: Adding to the Evidence Base. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Apr;22(3S):S108-S114. PubMed PMID: 35339237
  • Bucholz EM, Butala NM, Allen NB, Moran AE, de Ferranti SD. Age, Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Income Patterns in Ideal Cardiovascular Health Among Adolescents and Adults in the U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2022 Apr;62(4):586-595. PubMed PMID: 35012831
  • Sengupta A, Gauvreau K, Bucholz EM, Newburger JW, Del Nido PJ, Nathan M. Contemporary Socioeconomic and Childhood Opportunity Disparities in Congenital Heart Surgery. Circulation. 2022 Sep 27;:101161CIRCULATIONAHA122060030. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36164982
  • Javalkar K, Robson VK, Gaffney L, Bohling AM, Arya P, Servattalab S, Roberts JE, Campbell JI, Sekhavat S, Newburger JW, de Ferranti SD, Baker AL, Lee PY, Day-Lewis M, Bucholz E, Kobayashi R, Son MB, Henderson LA, Kheir JN, Friedman KG, Dionne A. Socioeconomic and Racial and/or Ethnic Disparities in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome. Pediatrics. 2021 May;147(5). PubMed PMID: 33602802
  • Ludomirsky AB, Bucholz EM, Newburger JW. Association of Financial Hardship Because of Medical Bills With Adverse Outcomes Among Families of Children With Congenital Heart Disease. JAMA Cardiol. 2021 Jun 1;6(6):713-717. PubMed PMID: 33325991
  • Cushing AM, Bucholz EM, Chien AT, Rauch DA, Michelson KA. Availability of Pediatric Inpatient Services in the United States. Pediatrics. 2021 Jul;148(1). PubMed PMID: 34127553
  • Bucholz EM, Sleeper LA, Sananes R, Brosig CL, Goldberg CS, Pasquali SK, Newburger JW. Trajectories in Neurodevelopmental, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Functional Status Outcomes by Socioeconomic Status and Maternal Education in Children with Single Ventricle Heart Disease. J Pediatr. 2021 Feb;229:289-293.e3. PubMed PMID: 33031800
  • Geva T, Bucholz EM. Is Myocardial Fibrosis the Missing Link Between Prematurity, Cardiac Remodeling, and Long-Term Cardiovascular Outcomes?. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 Aug 17;78(7):693-695. PubMed PMID: 34384551
  • Bucholz EM, Sleeper LA, Goldberg CS, Pasquali SK, Anderson BR, Gaynor JW, Cnota JF, Newburger JW. Socioeconomic Status and Long-term Outcomes in Single Ventricle Heart Disease. Pediatrics. 2020 Oct;146(4). PubMed PMID: 32973120
  • Chien AT, Pandey A, Lu S, Bucholz EM, Toomey SL, Cutler DM, Beaulieu ND. Pediatric Hospital Services Within a One-Hour Drive: A National Study. Pediatrics. 2020 Nov;146(5). PubMed PMID: 33127850
  • Bucholz EM, Schuster MA, Toomey SL. Trends in 30-Day Readmission for Medicaid and Privately Insured Pediatric Patients: 2010-2017. Pediatrics. 2020 Aug;146(2). PubMed PMID: 32611808
  • Butala NM, Bucholz EM, Kolte D, Elmariah S. Association of Hospital Inpatient Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Volume With Clinical Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair. JAMA Cardiol. 2020 Apr 1;5(4):464-468. PubMed PMID: 32049303
  • Pickard SS, Wong JB, Bucholz EM, Newburger JW, Tworetzky W, Lafranchi T, Benson CB, Wilkins-Haug LE, Porras D, Callahan R, Friedman KG. Fetal Aortic Valvuloplasty for Evolving Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: A Decision Analysis. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2020 Apr;13(4):e006127. PubMed PMID: 32252549
  • Cushing AM, Bucholz E, Michelson KA. Trends in Regionalization of Emergency Care for Common Pediatric Conditions. Pediatrics. 2020 Apr;145(4). PubMed PMID: 32169895
  • Bucholz EM, Toomey SL, Butala NM, Chien AT, Yeh RW, Schuster MA. Suitability of elderly adult hospital readmission rates for profiling readmissions in younger adult and pediatric populations. Health Serv Res. 2020 Apr;55(2):277-287. PubMed PMID: 32037552
  • Dionne A, Bucholz EM, Gauvreau K, Gould P, Son MBF, Baker AL, de Ferranti SD, Fulton DR, Friedman KG, Newburger JW. Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Outcomes of Patients with Kawasaki Disease. J Pediatr. 2019 Sep;212:87-92. PubMed PMID: 31229318
  • Bucholz EM, Toomey SL, Schuster MA. Trends in Pediatric Hospitalizations and Readmissions: 2010-2016. Pediatrics. 2019 Feb;143(2). PubMed PMID: 30696756
  • Bucholz EM, Gay JC, Hall M, Harris M, Berry JG. Timing and Causes of Common Pediatric Readmissions. J Pediatr. 2018 Sep;200:240-248.e1. PubMed PMID: 29887387
  • Bucholz EM, Rodday AM, Kolor K, Khoury MJ, de Ferranti SD. Prevalence and Predictors of Cholesterol Screening, Awareness, and Statin Treatment Among US Adults With Familial Hypercholesterolemia or Other Forms of Severe Dyslipidemia (1999-2014). Circulation. 2018 May 22;137(21):2218-2230. PubMed PMID: 29581125
  • Qu H, Lu Y, Gudbranson E, Bucholz EM, Xuan S, Masoudi FA, Spertus JA, Zheng X, Li J, Krumholz HM. Large-Scale Epidemiologic Studies of Cardiovascular Diseases in China: Need for Improved Data Collection, Methods, Transparency, and Documentation. Glob Heart. 2018 Mar;13(1):3-12.e4. PubMed PMID: 29248362
  • Bucholz EM, Gooding HC, de Ferranti SD. Awareness of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in U.S. Young Adults Aged 18-39 Years. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Apr;54(4):e67-e77. PubMed PMID: 29433955
  • Berry JG, Gay JC, Joynt Maddox K, Coleman EA, Bucholz EM, O'Neill MR, Blaine K, Hall M. Age trends in 30 day hospital readmissions: US national retrospective analysis. BMJ. 2018 Feb 27;360:k497. PubMed PMID: 29487063
  • Bucholz EM, Strait KM, Dreyer RP, Lindau ST, D'Onofrio G, Geda M, Spatz ES, Beltrame JF, Lichtman JH, Lorenze NP, Bueno H, Krumholz HM. Editor's Choice-Sex differences in young patients with acute myocardial infarction: A VIRGO study analysis. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2017 Oct;6(7):610-622. PubMed PMID: 27485141
  • Bucholz EM, Beckman AL, Kiefe CI, Krumholz HM. Life Years Gained From Smoking-Cessation Counseling After Myocardial Infarction. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Jan;52(1):38-46. PubMed PMID: 27692757
  • Bucholz EM, Butala NM, Ma S, Normand ST, Krumholz HM. Life Expectancy after Myocardial Infarction, According to Hospital Performance. N Engl J Med. 2016 Oct 6;375(14):1332-1342. PubMed PMID: 27705249
  • Mortazavi BJ, Downing NS, Bucholz EM, Dharmarajan K, Manhapra A, Li SX, Negahban SN, Krumholz HM. Analysis of Machine Learning Techniques for Heart Failure Readmissions. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016 Nov;9(6):629-640. PubMed PMID: 28263938
  • Bucholz EM, Butala NM, Normand ST, Wang Y, Krumholz HM. Association of Guideline-Based Admission Treatments and Life Expectancy After Myocardial Infarction in Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 May 24;67(20):2378-2391. PubMed PMID: 27199062
  • Chen SI, Fox ER, Hall MK, Ross JS, Bucholz EM, Krumholz HM, Venkatesh AK. Despite Federal Legislation, Shortages Of Drugs Used In Acute Care Settings Remain Persistent And Prolonged. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 May 1;35(5):798-804. PubMed PMID: 27140985
  • Bucholz EM, Beckman AL, Kiefe CI, Krumholz HM. Smoking status and life expectancy after acute myocardial infarction in the elderly. Heart. 2016 Jan;102(2):133-9. PubMed PMID: 26596792
  • Dreyer RP, Xu X, Zhang W, Du X, Strait KM, Bierlein M, Bucholz EM, Geda M, Fox J, D'Onofrio G, Lichtman JH, Bueno H, Spertus JA, Krumholz HM. Return to Work After Acute Myocardial Infarction: Comparison Between Young Women and Men. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016 Feb;9(2 Suppl 1):S45-52. PubMed PMID: 26908859
  • Bucholz EM, Beckman AL, Krumholz HA, Krumholz HM. Excess weight and life expectancy after acute myocardial infarction: The obesity paradox reexamined. Am Heart J. 2016 Feb;172:173-81. PubMed PMID: 26856230
  • Bucholz EM, Krumholz HA, Krumholz HM. Underweight, Markers of Cachexia, and Mortality in Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Prospective Cohort Study of Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries. PLoS Med. 2016 Apr;13(4):e1001998. PubMed PMID: 27093615
  • Beckman AL, Bucholz EM, Zhang W, Xu X, Dreyer RP, Strait KM, Spertus JA, Krumholz HM, Spatz ES. Sex Differences in Financial Barriers and the Relationship to Recovery After Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Oct 14;5(10). PubMed PMID: 27742618
  • Bucholz EM, Ma S, Normand SL, Krumholz HM. Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Life Expectancy After Acute Myocardial Infarction. Circulation. 2015 Oct 6;132(14):1338-46. PubMed PMID: 26369354
  • Bucholz EM, Krumholz HM. Women in clinical research: what we need for progress. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Mar;8(2 Suppl 1):S1-3. PubMed PMID: 25714827
  • Xu X, Bao H, Strait K, Spertus JA, Lichtman JH, D'Onofrio G, Spatz E, Bucholz EM, Geda M, Lorenze NP, Bueno H, Beltrame JF, Krumholz HM. Sex differences in perceived stress and early recovery in young and middle-aged patients with acute myocardial infarction. Circulation. 2015 Feb 17;131(7):614-23. PubMed PMID: 25679303
  • Bucholz EM, Normand SL, Wang Y, Ma S, Lin H, Krumholz HM. Life Expectancy and Years of Potential Life Lost After Acute Myocardial Infarction by Sex and Race: A Cohort-Based Study of Medicare Beneficiaries. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Aug 11;66(6):645-55. PubMed PMID: 26248991
  • Bucholz EM, Whitlock RP, Zappitelli M, Devarajan P, Eikelboom J, Garg AX, Philbrook HT, Devereaux PJ, Krawczeski CD, Kavsak P, Shortt C, Parikh CR. Cardiac biomarkers and acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery. Pediatrics. 2015 Apr;135(4):e945-56. PubMed PMID: 25755241
  • Berger J, Mehta P, Bucholz E, Dziura J, Bhandari V. Impact of early extubation and reintubation on the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in neonates. Am J Perinatol. 2014 Dec;31(12):1063-72. PubMed PMID: 24683068
  • Bucholz EM, Butala NM, Rathore SS, Dreyer RP, Lansky AJ, Krumholz HM. Sex differences in long-term mortality after myocardial infarction: a systematic review. Circulation. 2014 Aug 26;130(9):757-67. PubMed PMID: 25052403
  • Sullivan MC, Bucholz EM, Yeo H, Roman SA, Bell RH, Sosa JA. "Join the club": effect of resident and attending social interactions on overall satisfaction among 4390 general surgery residents. Arch Surg. 2012 May;147(5):408-14. PubMed PMID: 22785631
  • Bucholz EM, Krumholz HM. Loneliness and living alone: what are we really measuring?. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Jul 23;172(14):1084-5. PubMed PMID: 22710997
  • Sullivan MC, Sue G, Bucholz E, Yeo H, Bell RH Jr, Roman SA, Sosa JA. Effect of program type on the training experiences of 248 university, community, and US military-based general surgery residencies. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jan;214(1):53-60. PubMed PMID: 22075109
  • Bucholz EM, Rathore SS, Reid KJ, Jones PG, Chan PS, Rich MW, Spertus JA, Krumholz HM. Body mass index and mortality in acute myocardial infarction patients. Am J Med. 2012 Aug;125(8):796-803. PubMed PMID: 22483510
  • Bucholz EM, Rathore SS, Gosch K, Schoenfeld A, Jones PG, Buchanan DM, Spertus JA, Krumholz HM. Effect of living alone on patient outcomes after hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Oct 1;108(7):943-8. PubMed PMID: 21798499
  • Sue GR, Bucholz EM, Yeo H, Roman SA, Jones A, Bell RH Jr, Sosa JA. The vulnerable stage of dedicated research years of general surgery residency: results of a national survey. Arch Surg. 2011 Jun;146(6):653-8. PubMed PMID: 21339415
  • Bucholz EM, Desai MM, Rosenthal MS. Dietary intake in Head Start vs non-Head Start preschool-aged children: results from the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011 Jul;111(7):1021-30. PubMed PMID: 21703380
  • Bucholz EM, Sue GR, Yeo H, Roman SA, Bell RH Jr, Sosa JA. Our trainees' confidence: results from a national survey of 4136 US general surgery residents. Arch Surg. 2011 Aug;146(8):907-14. PubMed PMID: 21844434
  • Yeo H, Bucholz E, Ann Sosa J, Curry L, Lewis FR Jr, Jones AT, Viola K, Lin Z, Bell RH Jr. A national study of attrition in general surgery training: which residents leave and where do they go?. Ann Surg. 2010 Sep;252(3):529-34; discussion 534-6. PubMed PMID: 20739854
  • Viola KV, Bucholz E, Yeo H, Piper CL, Bell RH Jr, Sosa JA. Impact of family and gender on career goals: results of a national survey of 4586 surgery residents. Arch Surg. 2010 May;145(5):418-24. PubMed PMID: 20479338
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Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine (2015)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, Yale University (2009)
  • PhD, Yale University (2015)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Yale University (CT) (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Pediatrics (2018)
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2021)
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Imaging (2022)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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