David Kumpe, MD
Professor Emeritus, Radiology-Diagnostics

Medical School:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (1967)
Undergraduate School:
  • AB, Oberlin College (OH) (1963)
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program (1968)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program, Radiology (1971)
Languages: English, Spanish, German
Department: Radiology-Diagnostics

Professional Titles

  • Director, Interventional Neuroradiology

Recognition & Awards

  • President’s Award for Leadership, UCHSC medical staff (2011)
    Highest award by UCHSC medical staff
  • Best Original Scientific Research , Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) (2011)
    Highest award for poster presentation, 36th Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago
  • International Cooperation Award, Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology (2010)
  • America's Top Doctors, Castle & Connolly (2010)
    2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc (2010)
    1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2009-10
  • Dotter Lecturer, 37th Annual Meeting of the Western Angiographic and Interventional Society (2007)
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Board of Radiology (2006)
  • Top Docs, 5280 Magazine (2005)
    Names "250 Top Docs" (top physicians in Denver chosen by their peers)

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily focused on investigating new and complex, multidisciplinary treatments of vascular diseases in the brain and spinal cord, including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and fistulae, spontaneous dissections and atheromatous disease of the extracranial and intracranial arterial circulation, dural sinus thrombosis. This also includes stent treatment for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri).


  • Professor (1977)
    School of Medicine, Radiology
    Cerebrovascular atheromatous disease; intracerebral aneurysms; intracerebral and spinal arteriovenous malformations and arteriovenous fistulae; ischemic stroke; hemorrhagic stroke; idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri); dural sinus thrombosis; dissections in the carotid and vertebral circulations

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS), Active member
  • Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), Fellow
  • American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), Senior member
  • Western Angiographic and Interventional Society, Member - former President
  • American College of Radiology (ACR), Fellow
  • Colorado Radiological Society, Member
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Fellow, Council on Cardiovascular Radiology
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Fellow, Stroke Council

Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

  • Radiology, Board Certification
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Board Certification
  • Cardiovascular and Interventional , Specialized Training (1994)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Radiology - Interventional
  • Radiology
Clinical Interests
My many clinical interests include essentially all forms of vascular disease in the brain and spinal cord. These include aneurysms, blood vessel malformations, stroke, dural sinus thrombosis; atheromatous disease of the neck arteries; dissections of the neck arteries; pseudotumor cerebri.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the best care for my patients. I believe in ensuring that the patient and his/her family understand completely the disease condition to be treated both before and during treatment, as well as in follow up.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy bicycling, travel, hiking, listening to most forms of music.

Volunteer Activities
I am dedicated to teaching physicians in other less advanced countries the complex techniques and equipment that are used to perform these delicate procedures. This includes both teaching in foreign countries, taking training fellows from foreign countries, and helping to arrange for training opportunities for foreign physicians. These efforts have been particularly applicable in China, and I have received the International Cooperation Award from the Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology in gratitude for these efforts.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (1967)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • AB, Oberlin College (OH) (1963)
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program (1968)
Residency Programs:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program, Radiology (1971)
Languages: English, Spanish, German
Department: Radiology-Diagnostics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

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

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