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Practice Locations

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


David Fullerton, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac

Board Certified

Schedule Appointment

David Fullerton, MD


Board Certified








Surgical Critical Care, Thoracic and Cardiac, Surgery

Primary Clinic Phone

(303) 724-2809


Practice Locations

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


Clinical Interest for Patients

I am interested in adult cardiac revascularization, adult heart and lung transplantation, pediatric cardiac transplantation, surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation, myocardial revascularization and valve replacement and congenital coronary malformations.


  • Surgical Critical Care ( 1991 , 2011 )
  • Thoracic and Cardiac ( 1991 , 2011 )
  • Surgery ( 1988 , 2008 )

Conditions & Treatments

  • Heart and Circulation

    Aneurysms, Congenital Heart Disease, Heart Valve Diseases

  • Surgery

    Adult Cardiac, Cardiothoracic, Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Open Heart, Transplant

Medical Schools

MD, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine (1981)

Undergraduate Schools

BS, Southern Methodist University (TX) (1975)


University of Washington Program

Residency Program

University of Colorado (1990)

University of Washington Program (1987)


Loma Linda University Program (1989)

University of Washington Program (1986)

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member

American Association for Thoracic Surgeons, Member

American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Chair, Cardiac Exam Committee

American College of Surgeons (ACS), Governor

American Heart Association (AHA), Member

Association for Academic Surgery, Member

Cardiac Surgery Biology Club, Member

International Society of Heart Transplantation, Member

Residency Review Committee for Thoracic Surgery, Chair

Rocky Mountain Cardiac Surgical Society, Member

Society of Clinical Surgery, Member

Society of Critical Care Medicine, Member

Society of Thoracic Surgeons, President Elect

Society of University Surgeons, Member

Surgical Infection Society, Member

The American Geriatrics Society, Research Agenda Setting Council

The American Physiological Society, Member

The American Surgical Association, Membership Committee

Thoracic Surgery Directors Association, President

Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education, Secretary

Western Thoracic Surgical Association, President


Attenuation of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Solid-Organ Transplantation by Induction of Heme Oxygenase-1 (2006)

Attenuation of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Lung Transplantation by induction of Heme Oxygenase-1 (2007)

The Role of BMP-2 in Aortic Valve Calcification (2008)

Notch-1 Modulates TLR4-Induced BMP-2 Expression in Human Aortic Valve Interstitial Cells: Implication for the Pathogenesis of Aortic Stenosis (2010)

Role of Inflammatory Response in Aortic Valve Lesions (2011)

The Role of Ox-LDL in Aortic Valve Calcification (2011)

information for referring providers

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

I am interested in mitral valve repair and replacement, aortic valve surgery, aortic root surgery, aortic surgery, maze procedure, surgery for ventricular remodeling, TMR, adult and pediatric cardiac transplantation, thoracic- abdominal aneurysm surgery and lung transplantation.

Referral Contact Phone: (303) 724-2809