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Practice Locations

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St Aurora, CO 80045


Gregory Schwartz, MD, PhD

Internal Medicine

Board Certified

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Practice Locations

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St Aurora, CO 80045


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

Cholesterol/Lipid disorders Heart attack Coronary artery disease Valvular heart disease Heart failure

Care Philosophy

I am dedicated to advance the care of Veteran patients with cardiovascular disease through clinical care and research. I serve as Chief of the Cardiology Section at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. My clinical interests are focused in preventive cardiology, lipids, and acute coronary care. More broadly, the 12 full-time academic faculty members in our Section provide a broad range of consultative and procedural cardiology care, spanning prevention, heart failure, coronary and peripheral arterial disease, electrophysiology, and structural heart disease. The Cardiology Section of the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center is an integral part of the Division of Cardiology of the University of Colorado Denver. Our Section is committed to advancing cardiovascular medicine through research and education. This includes basic research, clinical trials, health services research, and training of cardiology fellows.


  • Internal Medicine ( 1985 )
  • Cardiovascular Disease ( 1989 )
  • Cardiology ( 1989 )

Conditions & Treatments

  • Heart and Circulation

    Angina, Arrhythmia, Coronary Disease, Heart Attack, Heart Diseases, Heart Diseases - Prevention, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Diseases, High Blood Pressure

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, Duke University School of Medicine (1982)

Undergraduate Schools

ScB, Brown University (RI) (1976)

Graduate Schools

PhD, Duke University (1981)


University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1983)

Residency Program

University of Colorado (1986)


University of California (San Francisco) Program (1988)

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American Heart Association (AHA), Fellow

American Physiological Society, Member

International Society for Heart Research, Member

Research & Grants


Dalcetrabib in Acute Coronary Syndromes (2008)

Aleglitazar in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome and Diabetes (2009)

Diet induced insulin resistance and myocardial ischemia in pigs (2009)

Investigation of Metformin in Pre-Diabetes on Cardiovascular Outcomes: VA-IMPACT trial (2014)

Research Interests for Patients

Clinical trials investigating new lipid and metabolic treatments to improve outcomes after heart attack

information for referring providers

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

Lipids and prevention Diabetes and heart disease Ischemic heart disease Acute coronary care

Research Interest for Referring Providers

Clinical trials of lipid/metabolic interventions in acute coronary syndrome; Cardiac metabolism; modulation of ischemia/reperfusion injury

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