PH Care Centers

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus School of Medicine and University of Colorado Hospital

Pulmonary Hypertension Program
12605 E. 16th Ave, Room 3.2203
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 720-848-6518
Fax: 720-848-0480

PHA Centers of Comprehensive Care

History

The Pulmonary Hypertension Program at the University of Colorado, an internationally recognized regional referral center was established in 1990. David Badesch, M.D., heads the program which has become one of the world’s leading centers for clinical research and patient care, growing from one physician and one clinical research coordinator to approximately 20 physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical nurses, research coordinators and support staff members. An estimated 3,000-4,000 patients have been seen, with all forms of pulmonary hypertension (PH), from an eight-state region in the Rocky Mountain West and beyond. The program is now part of the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center, under the direction of Todd Bull, MD, which encompasses all forms of pulmonary vascular disease, as well as a translational research program. The Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic is located in the Cardiac & Vascular Center at the University of Colorado Hospital and utilizes a specialized pulmonary unit in the hospital for inpatient services.

PH Program Physicians

  • David Badesch, MD
  • Todd Bull, MD
  • Edward Dempsey, MD
  • Peter Houtras, MD
  • Pol Senecal, NP
  • Genevieve Boddie, NP

Center Coordinators

  • Robin Hohsfield, RN, BSN
  • Cheryl Abbott, RN
  • Shelby McBride, RN, BSN
  • Sara Word, RN, BSN
  • Holly del Junco, BA
  • Kelly Hannon, RN, BSN
  • Kelly Moulden, RN, BSN
  • Lisa Nicotera, RN, BSN
  • Laura Sanchez
  • Valerie Arellano, RN

Volunteer

  • Bruce Hoskinson

Duration of Program’s Existence

  • Since 1990

Number of PAH Patients Being Actively Managed

  • 400-500

Number of Patients on IV/SQ Therapy

  • 90-99

Support Services Available

  • Anticoagulation Services
  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Central Line Placement and Repair
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dietary/Nutrition
  • Lung Transplant Program
  • On-Call Pulmonary/Cardiology Service (24/7)
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary/Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE)
  • Rheumatology
  • Social Work

David B. Badesch, MD, FACP, FCCP

Program Co-Director
David B. Badesch, MD, FACP, FCCP

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Critical Care Medicine

Education

  • 1979 – BA
  • 1983 – MD

Postgraduate Training

  • 1984 – Internship, Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
  • 1986 – Resident, Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
  • 1989 – Fellow, Pulmonary Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Current Faculty Appointments

  • 1989-present – Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care Medicine, and Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
  • Current Hospital and Administrative Appointments
  • 1989-present – Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, University of Colorado Health Denver, Denver, CO
  • 2003-present – Chairman, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO
  • 2011-present – Co-Chair, Research Advisory Forum, University of Colorado School of Medicine and University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO
  • 2010-present – Co-Chair, Conflict of Interest Committee, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO

PH-Specific Activities and Leadership

  • Distinguished Advisor, Scientific Leadership Council, Pulmonary Hypertension Association
  • Fellow, Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI), 2007-present
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • Member, American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • Member, PHA PH Care Centers Review Committee
  • Member, PHA Early Diagnosis Committee

Publications

    • Click here for recent pulmonary hypertension publications by Dr. Badesch.

Todd M. Bull, MD

Program Co-Director
Todd M. Bull, MD

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Critical Care Medicine

Education

  • 1990 – BA – Biochemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • 1994 – MD – Doctor of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Postgraduate Training

  • 1995 – Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Texas, Southwestern, Dallas, TX
  • 1997 – Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Texas, Southwestern, Dallas, TX
  • 2001 – Fellow, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Current Faculty Appointments

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care Medicine, and Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
  • Current Hospital and Administrative Appointments
  • Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program, University of Colorado Health Denver, Denver, CO
  • Medical Director, Anschutz Intensive Care Unit, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Publications

  • Click here for recent pulmonary hypertension publications by Dr. Bull.

 

Robin J. Hohsfield, RN, BSN

Robin J. Hohsfield, RN, BSN

Education

  • 1978 – BS – Nursing, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Pulmonary Hypertension Professional Network

Publications

  1. Hohsfield RJ: Cancer Therapy Experimental Studies: Colorado Cancer News, Volume VI No. 2, March, 1989.
  2. Hohsfield RJ: Krebs LU, Bernaiche M, Nelson D: Health Journal, University of Colorado Cancer Center, 1989.
  3. Brand E, Hohsfield RJ, Bunn PB: Monoclonal antibody imaging of ovarian cancer with intraperitoneal “IN-CYT-103 antibody to TAG-72 antigen. (Abstract submitted), proceedings SGO, February, 1990
  4. Ahnen DJ, Marcus AC, Hines S, Kluhsman BC, Fairclough DL, Vanoni C, Laird SP, Osborn K,Schoentgen S, Wenzel L, Flynn pj, Calonge NB, Swan DK, Berkel JH, Hohsfield RJ, Mills S: Correlates of colorectal cancer screening in first degree relatives of colorectal cancer patients: Baseliner data from a randomized trial. (Abstract)
  5. Kingman M, Tankersley M, Lombardi S, Spence S, Torres F, Chin K: Prostacyclin administration errors in pulmonary arterial hypertension patients admitted to hospitals in the United States: a national survey. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2010
  6. Kingman M, Archer-Chicko C, Bartlett M, Beckmann J, Hohsfield R, Lombardi S: Management of prostacyclin side effects in adult patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pulmonary Circulation. 2017
  7. Hohsfield R, Archer-Chicko C, Housten T, Harris Nolley S: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Emergency Complications and Evaluation: Practical Guide for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in the Emergency Department. AENJ, 40:4, pp. 246-259. 2018

New and established patients interested in making an appointment with the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus can contact the appointment line by calling:

  • Telephone: 720-848-5300

Last Verified: April 23, 2019