Nathaen Weitzel, MD
Professor, Anesthesiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Colorado State University (CO) (1998)
Internship:
  • Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program (2004)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Anesthesiology (2007)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology

Recognition & Awards

  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year, University of Colorado Denver Anesthesiology Resident Graduating class (2009)

Publications

  • Gilliland S, Latham GJ, Kertai MD, Weitzel N. The New Normal as Life Goes on Under COVID-19. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Dec;24(4):283-286. PubMed PMID: 33166231
  • Abrams B, Kertai MD, Weitzel N. Contribution of Cardiothoracic and Abdominal Transplant Anesthesiologists: Leading the Way for the Full Spectrum of Patients in Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Sep;24(3):199-201. PubMed PMID: 32721203
  • Clendenen N, Abrams B, Morabito J, Grae L, Mosca MS, Weitzel N. Noteworthy Literature in Cardiac Anesthesia for 2019. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Jun;24(2):138-148. PubMed PMID: 32349616
  • Siegrist KK, Latham GJ, Huang J, Subramaniam K, Zerillo JD, Sakai T, Weitzel N, Kertai MD. Anesthesia Professionals: Helping to Lead the COVID-19 Pandemic Response From Behind the Drape and Beyond. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Jun;24(2):121-126. PubMed PMID: 32342723
  • Subramaniam K, Huang J, Weitzel N, Kertai MD. Thoracic Transplant Anesthesiology: Keeping Up With Advances and Developments of Allied Specialties. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Mar;24(1):5-8. PubMed PMID: 31994441
  • Weitzel NS, Twite MD, Kertai MD. Knowledge of the Present Is the Roadmap for the Future. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Jun;23(2):145-147. PubMed PMID: 31064315
  • Pal N, Weitzel N, Kertai MD. Repair, Replace, or Watchful Waiting: A Contemporary Management of Mitral Valve Disease and Its Related Conditions. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Mar;23(1):5-10. PubMed PMID: 30791858
  • Huang J, Kertai MD, Weitzel N. Managing Critical Events During Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgery. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Sep;23(3):265-267. PubMed PMID: 31402772
  • Twite MD, Kertai MD, Weitzel N. Thomas Bevill Peacock and the First Descriptions of Congenital Heart Disease. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Sep;22(3):241-244. PubMed PMID: 30063197
  • Ranucci M, Johnson I, Willcox T, Baker RA, Boer C, Baumann A, Justison GA, de Somer F, Exton P, Agarwal S, Parke R, Newland RF, Haumann RG, Buchwald D, Weitzel N, Venkateswaran R, Ambrogi F, Pistuddi V. Goal-directed perfusion to reduce acute kidney injury: A randomized trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov;156(5):1918-1927.e2. PubMed PMID: 29778331
  • Weitzel N, Kertai MD. Navigating the Perioperative Landscape of Patient-Oriented Outcome Studies of Cardiothoracic and Abdominal Transplant Surgical Patients in 2017. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Mar;22(1):5-8. PubMed PMID: 29400255
  • Rio JMD, Weitzel N, Kertai MD. Adding Value by Going Beyond. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Dec;22(4):341-344. PubMed PMID: 30764734
  • Beck DR, Foley L, Rowe JR, Moss AFD, Weitzel NS, Reece TB, Fullerton DA, Cleveland JC Jr, Bartels K. Right Ventricular Longitudinal Strain In Left Ventricular Assist Device Surgery-A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Dec;31(6):2096-2102. PubMed PMID: 29103855
  • Jones TS, Sullivan A, Damle S, Weyant MJ, Mitchell JD, Weitzel NS, Meguid RA. Assessment and Management of Postintubation Airway Injuries. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 May 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27166401
  • Weitzel NS. Perioperative Physicians and Evolving Models of Care. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Jun;20(2):117-8. PubMed PMID: 27146853
  • Weitzel NS. Realizing a Vision and Moving Forward. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Mar;20(1):5-6. PubMed PMID: 26872704
  • Weitzel NS. The year in review 2014. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Mar;19(1):5. PubMed PMID: 25667303
  • Blum FE, Weiss GM, Cleveland JC Jr, Weitzel NS. Postoperative Management for Patients With Durable Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Dec;19(4):318-30. PubMed PMID: 26660056
  • Weitzel NS. The year in review 2014. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Mar;19(1):5. PubMed PMID: 25667303
  • Bartels K, Fiegel M, Stevens Q, Ahlgren B, Weitzel N. Approaches to perioperative care for esophagectomy. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Apr;29(2):472-80. PubMed PMID: 25649698
  • Blum FE, Weiss GM, Cleveland JC Jr, Weitzel NS. Postoperative Management for Patients With Durable Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Dec;19(4):318-30. PubMed PMID: 26660056
  • Bartels K, Fiegel M, Stevens Q, Ahlgren B, Weitzel N. Approaches to Perioperative Care for Esophagectomy. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25649698
  • Weitzel NS. A focus on right-sided cardiac disease. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Dec;18(4):309. PubMed PMID: 25351728
  • Barbeito A, Lau WT, Weitzel N, Abernathy JH 3rd, Wahr J, Mark JB. FOCUS: the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists' initiative to improve quality and safety in the cardiovascular operating room. Anesth Analg. 2014 Oct;119(4):777-83. PubMed PMID: 25232690
  • Weitzel NS. From Marfan's Syndrome to Double Outlet Right Ventricle-And Everything in Between. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Aug 7;18(3):245-246. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25104837
  • Weitzel NS. Point of care testing and cardiac surgery 2014. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Apr;28(2):207-9. PubMed PMID: 24630469
  • Weitzel NS. The year in review: perioperative medicine 2013. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Mar;18(1):5. PubMed PMID: 24623803
  • Weitzel NS. SCVA December 2013: update in perioperative medicine. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Dec;17(4):237. PubMed PMID: 24225979
  • Weitzel NS. Perioperative medicine. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Sep;17(3):169. PubMed PMID: 23960101
  • Stevens Q, Ahlgren B, Weitzel N, Reece TB, Puskas F. Intraoperative transeophageal echocardiography to diagnose an anomalous circumflex artery. J Card Surg. 2013 Jul;28(4):399-401. PubMed PMID: 23742146
  • Stafford M, Cappa A, Weyant M, Lara A, Ellis J Jr, Weitzel NS, Puskas F. Treatment of acute silicoproteinosis by whole-lung lavage. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Jun;17(2):152-9. PubMed PMID: 23632425
  • Weitzel NS. Looking forward to 2013 and beyond. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Mar;17(1):5-6. PubMed PMID: 23423665
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Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology, Board Certification (2007)
  • Testamur Certification in Transesophageal Echocardiography , Board Certification (2007)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Colorado State University (CO) (1998)
Internships:
  • Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Anesthesiology (2007)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

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

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