Pamela Peterson, MD, MPH/MSPH
Professor, Medicine-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (1998)
Graduate School :
  • MSPH, University of Colorado Denver (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Arizona (AZ) (1994)
Internship:
  • Boston University Medical Center Program (1999)
Residency:
  • Boston University Medical Center Program, Internal Medicine (2001)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2005)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Cardiology

Publications

  • Borne RT, Masoudi FA, Curtis JP, Zipse MM, Sandhu A, Hsu JC, Peterson PN. Use and Outcomes of Dual Chamber or Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators Among Older Patients Requiring Ventricular Pacing in the National Cardiovascular Data Registry Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Registry. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jan 4;4(1):e2035470. PubMed PMID: 33496796
  • Allen LA, Venechuk G, McIlvennan CK, Page RL 2nd, Knoepke CE, Helmkamp LJ, Khazanie P, Peterson PN, Pierce K, Harger G, Thompson JS, Dow TJ, Richards L, Huang J, Strader JR, Trinkley KE, Kao DP, Magid DJ, Buttrick PM, Matlock DD. An Electronically Delivered Patient-Activation Tool for Intensification of Medications for Chronic Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: The EPIC-HF Trial. Circulation. 2021 Feb 2;143(5):427-437. PubMed PMID: 33201741
  • Vaduganathan M, Greene SJ, Zhang S, Grau-Sepulveda M, DeVore AD, Butler J, Heidenreich PA, Huang JC, Kittleson MM, Joynt Maddox KE, McDermott JJ, Owens AT, Peterson PN, Solomon SD, Vardeny O, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC. Applicability of US Food and Drug Administration Labeling for Dapagliflozin to Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction in US Clinical Practice: The Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure (GWTG-HF) Registry. JAMA Cardiol. 2020 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33185662
  • Annapureddy AR, Henien S, Wang Y, Minges KE, Ross JS, Spatz ES, Desai NR, Peterson PN, Masoudi FA, Curtis JP. Association Between Industry Payments to Physicians and Device Selection in ICD Implantation. JAMA. 2020 Nov 3;324(17):1755-1764. PubMed PMID: 33141208
  • Sopfe J, Marsh R, Ziniel SI, Klosky JL, Chow EJ, Dorsey Holliman B, Peterson PN. Evaluation of the v2.0 Brief Profiles for Sexual Function and Satisfaction PROMIS in Adolescent and Young Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2020 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33136468
  • Fleg JL, Keteyian SJ, Peterson PN, Benzo R, Finkelstein J, Forman DE, Gaalema DE, Cooper LS, Punturieri A, Joseph L, Shero S, Zieman S. Increasing Use of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Traditional and Community Settings: OPPORTUNITIES TO REDUCE HEALTH CARE DISPARITIES. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2020 Nov;40(6):350-355. PubMed PMID: 33074849
  • Venechuk GE, Khazanie P, Page RL 2nd, Knoepke CE, Helmkamp LJ, Peterson PN, Pierce K, Thompson JS, Huang J, Strader JR, Dow TJ, Richards L, Trinkley KE, Kao DP, McIlvennan CK, Magid DJ, Buttrick PM, Matlock DD, Allen LA. An Electronically delivered, Patient-activation tool for Intensification of medications for Chronic Heart Failure with reduced ejection fraction: Rationale and design of the EPIC-HF trial. Am Heart J. 2020 Nov;229:144-155. PubMed PMID: 32866454
  • Wallace BC, Allen LA, Knoepke CE, Glasgow RE, Lewis CL, Fairclough DL, Helmkamp LJ, Fitzgerald MD, Tzou WS, Kramer DB, Varosy PD, Gupta SK, Mandrola JM, Brancato SC, Peterson PN, Matlock DD. A multicenter trial of a shared DECision Support Intervention for Patients offered implantable Cardioverter-DEfibrillators: DECIDE-ICD rationale, design, Medicare changes, and pilot data. Am Heart J. 2020 Aug;226:161-173. PubMed PMID: 32599257
  • Sopfe J, Gupta A, Appiah LC, Chow EJ, Peterson PN. Sexual Dysfunction in Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Presentation, Risk Factors, and Evaluation of an Underdiagnosed Late Effect: A Narrative Review. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2020 Oct;9(5):549-560. PubMed PMID: 32380878
  • Peterson PN. JAHA Spotlight on Psychosocial Factors and Cardiovascular Disease. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 May 5;9(9):e017112. PubMed PMID: 32342721
  • Ambrosy AP, Fitzpatrick JK, Tabada GH, Gurwitz JH, Artz A, Schrier SL, Rao SV, Reynolds K, Smith DH, Peterson PN, Fortmann SP, Sung SH, Cohen HJ, Go AS. A reduced transferrin saturation is independently associated with excess morbidity and mortality in older adults with heart failure and incident anemia. Int J Cardiol. 2020 Jun 15;309:95-99. PubMed PMID: 32201101
  • Hess PL, Sheng S, Matsouaka R, DeVore AD, Heidenreich PA, Yancy CW, Bhatt DL, Allen LA, Peterson PN, Ho PM, Lewis WR, Hernandez AF, Fonarow GC, Piccini JP. Strict Versus Lenient Versus Poor Rate Control Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure (from the Get With The Guidelines - Heart Failure Program). Am J Cardiol. 2020 Mar 15;125(6):894-900. PubMed PMID: 31980141
  • Samsky MD, Lin L, Greene SJ, Lippmann SJ, Peterson PN, Heidenreich PA, Laskey WK, Yancy CW, Greiner MA, Hardy NC, Kavati A, Park S, Mentz RJ, Fonarow GC, O'Brien EC. Patient Perceptions and Familiarity With Medical Therapy for Heart Failure. JAMA Cardiol. 2020 Mar 1;5(3):292-299. PubMed PMID: 31734700
  • Samsky MD, Lin L, Greene SJ, Lippmann SJ, Peterson PN, Heidenreich PA, Laskey WK, Yancy CW, Greiner MA, Hardy NC, Kavati A, Park S, Mentz RJ, Fonarow GC, O'Brien EC. Patient Perceptions and Familiarity With Medical Therapy for Heart Failure. JAMA Cardiol. 2019 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31734700
  • Borne RT, Randolph T, Wang Y, Curtis JP, Peterson PN, Masoudi FA, Sandhu A, Zipse MM, Thomas K, Kutyifa V, Desai NR, Cha YM, Hsu JC, Russo AM. Analysis of Temporal Trends and Variation in the Use of Defibrillation Testing in Contemporary Practice. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Oct 2;2(10):e1913553. PubMed PMID: 31626314
  • Hollenberg SM, Warner Stevenson L, Ahmad T, Amin VJ, Bozkurt B, Butler J, Davis LL, Drazner MH, Kirkpatrick JN, Peterson PN, Reed BN, Roy CL, Storrow AB. 2019 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Risk Assessment, Management, and Clinical Trajectory of Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Solution Set Oversight Committee. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Oct 15;74(15):1966-2011. PubMed PMID: 31526538
  • Hajduk AM, Gurwitz JH, Tabada G, Masoudi FA, Magid DJ, Greenlee RT, Sung SH, Cassidy-Bushrow AE, Liu TI, Reynolds K, Smith DH, Fiocchi F, Goldberg R, Gill TM, Gupta N, Peterson PN, Schuger C, Vidaillet H, Hammill SC, Allore H, Go AS. Influence of Multimorbidity on Burden and Appropriateness of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapies. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Jul;67(7):1370-1378. PubMed PMID: 30892695
  • Ambrosy AP, Gurwitz JH, Tabada GH, Artz A, Schrier S, Rao SV, Barnhart HX, Reynolds K, Smith DH, Peterson PN, Sung SH, Cohen HJ, Go AS. Incident anaemia in older adults with heart failure: rate, aetiology, and association with outcomes. Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes. 2019 Oct 1;5(4):361-369. PubMed PMID: 30847487
  • Luo N, Lippmann SJ, Mentz RJ, Greiner MA, Hammill BG, Hardy NC, Laskey WK, Heidenreich PA, Chang CL, Hernandez AF, Curtis LH, Peterson PN, Fonarow GC, O'Brien EC. Relationship Between Hospital Characteristics and Early Adoption of Angiotensin-Receptor/Neprilysin Inhibitor Among Eligible Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Feb 5;8(3):e010484. PubMed PMID: 30712431
  • Slotwiner DJ, Raitt MH, Del-Carpio Munoz F, Mulpuru SK, Nasser N, Peterson PN. Impact of Physiologic Pacing Versus Right Ventricular Pacing Among Patients With Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Greater Than 35%: A Systematic Review for the 2018 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Bradycardia and Cardiac Conduction Delay: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. Circulation. 2019 Aug 20;140(8):e483-e503. PubMed PMID: 30586773
  • Slotwiner DJ, Raitt MH, Del-Carpio Munoz F, Mulpuru SK, Nasser N, Peterson PN. Impact of physiologic pacing versus right ventricular pacing among patients with left ventricular ejection fraction greater than 35%: A systematic review for the 2018 ACC/AHA/HRS guideline on the evaluation and management of patients with bradycardia and cardiac conduction delay: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. Heart Rhythm. 2019 Sep;16(9):e280-e298. PubMed PMID: 30412776
  • Slotwiner DJ, Raitt MH, Del-Carpio Munoz F, Mulpuru SK, Nasser N, Peterson PN. Impact of Physiologic Pacing Versus Right Ventricular Pacing Among Patients With Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Greater Than 35%: A Systematic Review for the 2018 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Bradycardia and Cardiac Conduction Delay: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Aug 20;74(7):988-1008. PubMed PMID: 30412708
  • Breathett K, Liu WG, Allen LA, Daugherty SL, Blair IV, Jones J, Grunwald GK, Moss M, Kiser TH, Burnham E, Vandivier RW, Clark BJ, Lewis EF, Mazimba S, Battaglia C, Ho PM, Peterson PN. African Americans Are Less Likely to Receive Care by a Cardiologist During an Intensive Care Unit Admission for Heart Failure. JACC Heart Fail. 2018 May;6(5):413-420. PubMed PMID: 29724363
  • Greenlee RT, Go AS, Peterson PN, Cassidy-Bushrow AE, Gaber C, Garcia-Montilla R, Glenn KA, Gupta N, Gurwitz JH, Hammill SC, Hayes JJ, Kadish A, Magid DJ, McManus DD, Multerer D, Powers JD, Reifler LM, Reynolds K, Schuger C, Sharma PP, Smith DH, Suits M, Sung SH, Varosy PD, Vidaillet HJ, Masoudi FA. Device Therapies Among Patients Receiving Primary Prevention Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in the Cardiovascular Research Network. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Mar 26;7(7). PubMed PMID: 29581222
  • Breathett K, Maffett S, Foraker RE, Sturdivant R, Moon K, Hasan A, Franco V, Smith S, Lampert BC, Emani S, Haas G, Kahwash R, Hershberger RE, Binkley PF, Helmkamp L, Colborn K, Peterson PN, Sweitzer N, Abraham WT. Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Readmission for Heart Failure Using Novel Tablet and Nurse Practitioner Education. Am J Med. 2018 Mar 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29555457
  • Breathett K, Jones J, Lum HD, Koonkongsatian D, Jones CD, Sanghvi U, Hoffecker L, McEwen M, Daugherty SL, Blair IV, Calhoun E, de Groot E, Sweitzer NK, Peterson PN. Factors Related to Physician Clinical Decision-Making for African-American and Hispanic Patients: a Qualitative Meta-Synthesis. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2018 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29508374
  • Breathett K, Filley J, Pandey M, Rai N, Peterson PN. Trends in Early Prenatal Care Among Women with Pre-Existing Diabetes: Have Income Disparities Changed?. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 Jan;27(1):93-98. PubMed PMID: 29023180
  • Greene SJ, O'Brien EC, Mentz RJ, Luo N, Hardy NC, Laskey WK, Heidenreich PA, Chang CL, Turner SJ, Yancy CW, Hernandez AF, Curtis LH, Peterson PN, Fonarow GC, Hammill BG. Home-Time After Discharge Among Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Jun 12;71(23):2643-2652. PubMed PMID: 29880124
  • Thompson LE, Masoudi FA, Gosch KL, Peterson PN, Jones PG, Salisbury AC, Kosiborod M, Daugherty SL. Gender differences in the association between discharge hemoglobin and 12-month mortality after acute myocardial infarction. Clin Cardiol. 2017 Dec;40(12):1279-1284. PubMed PMID: 29247532
  • Peterson PN, Greenlee RT, Go AS, Magid DJ, Cassidy-Bushrow A, Garcia-Montilla R, Glenn KA, Gurwitz JH, Hammill SC, Hayes J, Kadish A, Reynolds K, Sharma P, Smith DH, Varosy PD, Vidaillet H, Zeng CX, Normand ST, Masoudi FA. Comparison of Inappropriate Shocks and Other Health Outcomes Between Single- and Dual-Chamber Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators for Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death: Results From the Cardiovascular Research Network Longitudinal Study of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Nov 9;6(11). PubMed PMID: 29122811
  • Thompson LE, Maddox TM, Lei L, Grunwald GK, Bradley SM, Peterson PN, Masoudi FA, Turchin A, Song Y, Doros G, Davis MB, Daugherty SL. Sex Differences in the Use of Oral Anticoagulants for Atrial Fibrillation: A Report From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR(®)) PINNACLE Registry. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Jul 19;6(7). PubMed PMID: 28724655
  • Breathett K, D'Amico R, Adesanya TMA, Hatfield S, Willis S, Sturdivant RX, Foraker RE, Smith S, Binkley P, Abraham WT, Peterson PN. Patient Perceptions on Facilitating Follow-Up After Heart Failure Hospitalization. Circ Heart Fail. 2017 Jun;10(6). PubMed PMID: 28615367
  • Yancy CW, Jessup M, Bozkurt B, Butler J, Casey DE Jr, Colvin MM, Drazner MH, Filippatos GS, Fonarow GC, Givertz MM, Hollenberg SM, Lindenfeld J, Masoudi FA, McBride PE, Peterson PN, Stevenson LW, Westlake C. 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America. J Card Fail. 2017 Aug;23(8):628-651. PubMed PMID: 28461259
  • Yancy CW, Jessup M, Bozkurt B, Butler J, Casey DE Jr, Colvin MM, Drazner MH, Filippatos GS, Fonarow GC, Givertz MM, Hollenberg SM, Lindenfeld J, Masoudi FA, McBride PE, Peterson PN, Stevenson LW, Westlake C. 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Aug 8;70(6):776-803. PubMed PMID: 28461007
  • Yancy CW, Jessup M, Bozkurt B, Butler J, Casey DE Jr, Colvin MM, Drazner MH, Filippatos GS, Fonarow GC, Givertz MM, Hollenberg SM, Lindenfeld J, Masoudi FA, McBride PE, Peterson PN, Stevenson LW, Westlake C. 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America. Circulation. 2017 Aug 8;136(6):e137-e161. PubMed PMID: 28455343
  • Borne RT, Katz D, Betz J, Peterson PN, Masoudi FA. Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators for Secondary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death: A Review. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Mar 3;6(3). PubMed PMID: 28258050
  • Borne RT, Peterson PN. Healthcare After Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Shocks: Underuse and Overuse. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 Feb;10(2). PubMed PMID: 28196928
  • Marzec LN, Peterson PN, Bao H, Curtis JP, Masoudi FA, Varosy PD, Bradley SM. Use of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Among Eligible Patients Receiving an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: Insights From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Registry. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 May 1;2(5):561-565. PubMed PMID: 28122073
  • Breathett K, Allen LA, Helmkamp L, Colborn K, Daugherty SL, Khazanie P, Lindrooth R, Peterson PN. The Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion Correlated With Increased Heart Transplant Listings in African-Americans But Not Hispanics or Caucasians. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Feb;5(2):136-147. PubMed PMID: 28109783
  • Betz JK, Katz DF, Peterson PN, Borne RT, Al-Khatib SM, Wang Y, Hansen CM, McManus DD, Mathew JS, Masoudi FA. Outcomes Among Older Patients Receiving Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators for Secondary Prevention: From the NCDR ICD Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jan 24;69(3):265-274. PubMed PMID: 28104069
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Professional Memberships

  • American Heart Association (AHA), Member
  • American College of Cardiology, Member
  • Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, Member

Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2001)
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certification (2005, 2015)
  • Cardiology, Board Certification (2005, 2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (1998)
Graduate Schools:
  • MSPH, University of Colorado Denver (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Arizona (AZ) (1994)
Internships:
  • Boston University Medical Center Program (1999)
Residency Programs:
  • Boston University Medical Center Program, Internal Medicine (2001)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2005)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Cardiology
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Fitzsimons Building

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

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