David Kao, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BSc, Johns Hopkins University (MD) (1998)
Internship:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program (2004)
Residency:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2007)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Cardiology (2014)
  • Stanford University Program, Biomedical Informatics Research (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor
  • Medical Director

Recognition & Awards

  • Big Data Analysis Challenge: Creating New Paradigms for Heart Failure Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (2020)
    This Challenge seeks to foster innovation and address the need for new, open-source disease models that can define sub-categorizations of adult heart failure. These models will support new research hypotheses that may lead to further advancements in the management of this disorder.

Research Interests

My research is focused on using big data analysis to personalize management of heart disease, most notably heart failure. This includes development and use of various tools for prediction of survival and response to various therapies. I also am funded by a teaching grant aimed at establishing a data analysis team at the University of Zimbabwe.

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2015)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    General cardiology, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, gender differences in cardiovascular disease, medical informatics, data warehousing, data mining, clinical decision support, personalized medicine
  • Medical Director (2020)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine

Publications

  • Ravindra NG, Kao DP. Extracting Vocal Biomarkers for Pulmonary Congestion With a Smartphone App. JACC Heart Fail. 2022 Jan;10(1):50-51. PubMed PMID: 34969497
  • Kao D. Electronic health records and heart failure. Heart Fail Clin 2021. [in press]
  • Sottile PD, Albers D, DeWitt PE, Russell S, Stroh JN, Kao DP, Adrian B, Levine ME, Mooney R, Larchick L, Kutner JS, Wynia MK, Glasheen JJ, Bennett TD. Real-Time Electronic Health Record Mortality Prediction During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Prospective Cohort Study. medRxiv. 2021 Jan 15. PubMed PMID: 33469601
  • Hicks JK, El Rouby N, Ong HH, Schildcrout JS, Ramsey LB, Shi Y, Tang LA, Aquilante CL, Beitelshees AL, Blake KV, Cimino JJ, Davis BH, Empey PE, Kao DP, Lemkin DL, Limdi NA, Lipori GP, Rosenman MB, Skaar TC, Teal E, Tuteja S, Wiley LK, Williams H, Winterstein AG, Van Driest SL, Cavallari LH, Peterson JF. Opportunity for Genotype-Guided Prescribing Among Adult Patients in 11 U.S. Health Systems. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2021 Jan 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33428770
  • Tillman AR, Colborn KL, Scott KA, Davidson AJ, Khanna A, Kao D, McKenzie L, Ong T, Rausch CM, Duca LM, Daley MF, Coleman S, Costa E 3rd, Fernie E, Crume TL. Associations Between Socioeconomic Context and Congenital Heart Disease Related Outcomes in Adolescents and Adults. Am J Cardiol. 2021 Jan 15;139:105-115. PubMed PMID: 33203514
  • Davis MB, Jarvie J, Gambahaya E, Lindenfeld J, Kao D. Risk Prediction for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy in Delivering Mothers: A Validated Risk Model: PPCM Risk Prediction Model. J Card Fail. 2021 Feb;27(2):159-167. PubMed PMID: 33388467
  • Sottile PD, Albers D, DeWitt PE, Russell S, Stroh JN, Kao DP, Adrian B, Levine ME, Mooney R, Larchick L, Kutner JS, Wynia MK, Glasheen JJ, Bennett TD. Real-Time Electronic Health Record Mortality Prediction During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Prospective Cohort Study. medRxiv. 2021 Jan 15. PubMed PMID: 33469601
  • Hicks JK, El Rouby N, Ong HH, Schildcrout JS, Ramsey LB, Shi Y, Anne Tang L, Aquilante CL, Beitelshees AL, Blake KV, Cimino JJ, Davis BH, Empey PE, Kao DP, Lemkin DL, Limdi NA, P Lipori G, Rosenman MB, Skaar TC, Teal E, Tuteja S, Wiley LK, Williams H, Winterstein AG, Van Driest SL, Cavallari LH, Peterson JF. Opportunity for Genotype-Guided Prescribing Among Adult Patients in 11 US Health Systems. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2021 Jul;110(1):179-188. PubMed PMID: 33428770
  • Stevens LM, Linstead E, Hall JL, Kao DP. Association Between Coffee Intake and Incident Heart Failure Risk: A Machine Learning Analysis of the FHS, the ARIC Study, and the CHS. Circ Heart Fail. 2021 Feb;14(2):e006799. PubMed PMID: 33557575
  • Singh I, Duca LM, Kao D, Chatfield KC, Khanna AD. Outcomes in hospitalisations of women with Turner syndrome compared to women without Turner syndrome. Cardiol Young. 2021 Oct;31(10):1667-1674. PubMed PMID: 33736722
  • Trinkley KE, Kroehl ME, Kahn MG, Allen LA, Bennett TD, Hale G, Haugen H, Heckman S, Kao DP, Kim J, Matlock DM, Malone DC, Page Nd RL, Stine J, Suresh K, Wells L, Lin CT. Applying Clinical Decision Support Design Best Practices With the Practical Robust Implementation and Sustainability Model Versus Reliance on Commercially Available Clinical Decision Support Tools: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Med Inform. 2021 Mar 22;9(3):e24359. PubMed PMID: 33749610
  • Sottile PD, Albers D, DeWitt PE, Russell S, Stroh JN, Kao DP, Adrian B, Levine ME, Mooney R, Larchick L, Kutner JS, Wynia MK, Glasheen JJ, Bennett TD. Real-time electronic health record mortality prediction during the COVID-19 pandemic: a prospective cohort study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021 Oct 12;28(11):2354-2365. PubMed PMID: 33973011
  • Doran B, Mei C, Varosy PD, Kao DP, Saxon LA, Feldman AM, DeMets D, Bristow MR. The Addition of a Defibrillator to Resynchronization Therapy Decreases Mortality in Patients With Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy. JACC Heart Fail. 2021 Jun;9(6):439-449. PubMed PMID: 33992570
  • 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
  • Tillman AR, Colborn KL, Scott KA, Davidson AJ, Khanna A, Kao D, McKenzie L, Ong T, Rausch CM, Duca LM, Daley MF, Coleman S, Costa E 3rd, Fernie E, Crume TL. Associations Between Socioeconomic Context and Congenital Heart Disease Related Outcomes in Adolescents and Adults. Am J Cardiol. 2021 Jan 15;139:105-115. PubMed PMID: 33203514
  • Anchouche K, Elharram M, Oulousian E, Razaghizad A, Avram R, Marquis-Gravel G, Randhawa VK, Nkulikiyinka R, Ni W, Fiuzat M, O'Connor C, Psotka MA, Fox J, Tyl B, Kao D, Sharma A. Use of Actigraphy (Wearable Digital Sensors to Monitor Activity) in Heart Failure Randomized Clinical Trials: A Scoping Review. Can J Cardiol. 2021 Sep;37(9):1438-1449. PubMed PMID: 34256087
  • Konigsberg IR, Barnes B, Campbell M, Davidson E, Zhen Y, Pallisard O, Boorgula MP, Cox C, Nandy D, Seal S, Crooks K, Sticca E, Harrison GF, Hopkinson A, Vest A, Arnold CG, Kahn MG, Kao DP, Peterson BR, Wicks SJ, Ghosh D, Horvath S, Zhou W, Mathias RA, Norman PJ, Porecha R, Yang IV, Gignoux CR, Monte AA, Taye A, Barnes KC. Host methylation predicts SARS-CoV-2 infection and clinical outcome. Commun Med (London). 2021;1(1):42. PubMed PMID: 35072167
  • Davis MB, Jarvie J, Gambahaya E, Lindenfeld J, Kao D. Risk Prediction for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy in Delivering Mothers: A Validated Risk Model: PPCM Risk Prediction Model. J Card Fail. 2020 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33388467
  • Ramsey LB, Ong HH, Schildcrout JS, Shi Y, Tang LA, Hicks JK, El Rouby N, Cavallari LH, Tuteja S, Aquilante CL, Beitelshees AL, Lemkin DL, Blake KV, Williams H, Cimino JJ, Davis BH, Limdi NA, Empey PE, Horvat CM, Kao DP, Lipori GP, Rosenman MB, Skaar TC, Teal E, Winterstein AG, Owusu Obeng A, Salyakina D, Gupta A, Gruber J, McCafferty-Fernandez J, Bishop JR, Rivers Z, Benner A, Tamraz B, Long-Boyle J, Peterson JF, Van Driest SL. Prescribing Prevalence of Medications With Potential Genotype-Guided Dosing in Pediatric Patients. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Dec 1;3(12):e2029411. PubMed PMID: 33315113
  • Derington CG, King JB, Delate T, Botts SR, Kroehl M, Kao DP, Trinkley KE. Twice-daily versus once-daily lisinopril and losartan for hypertension: Real-world effectiveness and safety. PLoS One. 2020;15(12):e0243371. PubMed PMID: 33270787
  • Allen LA, Venechuk G, McIlvennan CK, Page Ii RL, 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 P, 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. 2020 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33201741
  • Trinkley KE, Kahn MG, Bennett TD, Glasgow RE, Haugen H, Kao DP, Kroehl ME, Lin CT, Malone DC, Matlock DD. Integrating the Practical Robust Implementation and Sustainability Model With Best Practices in Clinical Decision Support Design: Implementation Science Approach. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Oct 29;22(10):e19676. PubMed PMID: 33118943
  • Stevens LM, Mortazavi BJ, Deo RC, Curtis L, Kao DP. Recommendations for Reporting Machine Learning Analyses in Clinical Research. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2020 Oct;13(10):e006556. PubMed PMID: 33079589
  • Kao D, Larson C, Fletcher D, Stegner K. Clinical Decision Support May Link Multiple Domains to Improve Patient Care: Viewpoint. JMIR Med Inform. 2020 Oct 16;8(10):e20265. PubMed PMID: 33064106
  • 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
  • Bristow MR, Zisman LS, Altman NL, Gilbert EM, Lowes BD, Minobe WA, Slavov D, Schwisow JA, Rodriguez EM, Carroll IA, Keuer TA, Buttrick PM, Kao DP. Dynamic Regulation of SARS-Cov-2 Binding and Cell Entry Mechanisms in Remodeled Human Ventricular Myocardium. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2020 Sep;5(9):871-883. PubMed PMID: 32838074
  • Lin CT, Bookman K, Sieja A, Markley K, Altman RL, Sippel J, Perica K, Reece L, Davis C, Horowitz E, Pisney L, Sottile PD, Kao D, Adrian B, Szkil M, Griffin J, Youngwerth J, Drew B, Pell J. Clinical informatics accelerates health system adaptation to the COVID-19 pandemic: examples from Colorado. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 Dec 9;27(12):1955-1963. PubMed PMID: 32687152
  • Crume TL, Duca LM, Ong T, Kraus E, Scott K, Khanna A, Kao D, Rausch CM, McKenzie L, Daley MF, Coleman S, Kahn MG, Costa E 3rd, Davidson AJ. Population-level surveillance of congenital heart defects among adolescents and adults in Colorado: Implications of record linkage. Am Heart J. 2020 Aug;226:75-84. PubMed PMID: 32526532
  • Anderson HD, Crooks KR, Kao DP, Aquilante CL. The landscape of pharmacogenetic testing in a US managed care population. Genet Med. 2020 Jul;22(7):1247-1253. PubMed PMID: 32291400
  • Derington CG, Heath LJ, Kao DP, Delate T. Validation of algorithms to identify elective percutaneous coronary interventions in administrative databases. PLoS One. 2020;15(4):e0231100. PubMed PMID: 32255803
  • Aleong RG, Zipse MM, Tompkins C, Aftab M, Varosy P, Sauer W, Kao D. Analysis of Outcomes in 8304 Patients Undergoing Lead Extraction for Infection. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Apr 7;9(7):e011473. PubMed PMID: 32192410
  • Flint KM, Shah SJ, Lewis EF, Kao DP. Variation in clinical and patient-reported outcomes among complex heart failure with preserved ejection fraction phenotypes. ESC Heart Fail. 2020 Jun;7(3):811-824. PubMed PMID: 32160420
  • Aquilante CL, Kao DP, Trinkley KE, Lin CT, Crooks KR, Hearst EC, Hess SJ, Kudron EL, Lee YM, Liko I, Lowery J, Mathias RA, Monte AA, Rafaels N, Rioth MJ, Roberts ER, Taylor MR, Williamson C, Barnes KC. Clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics via a health system-wide research biobank: the University of Colorado experience. Pharmacogenomics. 2020 Apr;21(6):375-386. PubMed PMID: 32077359
  • Kao DP, Trinkley KE, Lin CT. Heart Failure Management Innovation Enabled by Electronic Health Records. JACC Heart Fail. 2020 Mar;8(3):223-233. PubMed PMID: 31926853
  • Kao D, Purohit S, Jhund P. Therapeutic futility and phenotypic heterogeneity in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: what is the role of bionic learning?. Eur J Heart Fail. 2020 Jan;22(1):159-161. PubMed PMID: 31749260
  • Riordan M, Kao DP. Clinical phenotype differences in outcomes and responses in spironolactone in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Circulation. 2020;142:15229
  • Hyson P, Kao D. Biomarkers correspond with echo phenotype in HFpEF. Eur J Heart Fail. 22(Suppl S1):P508.
  • Kao DP. Intelligent Artificial Intelligence: Present Considerations and Future Implications of Machine Learning Applied to Electrocardiogram Interpretation. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 Sep;12(9):e006021. PubMed PMID: 31525077
  • Psotka MA, Fiuzat M, Carson PE, Kao DP, Cerkvenik J, Schaber DE, Verta P, Kazmierski RT, Shinnar M, Stockbridge N, Unger EF, Zuckerman B, Butler J, Felker GM, Konstam MA, Lindenfeld J, Solomon SD, Teerlink JR, O'Connor CM, Abraham WT. Design of a "Lean" Case Report Form for Heart Failure Therapeutic Development. JACC Heart Fail. 2019 Nov;7(11):913-921. PubMed PMID: 31401097
  • Douglas PS, Carabello BA, Lang RM, Lopez L, Pellikka PA, Picard MH, Thomas JD, Varghese P, Wang TY, Weissman NJ, Wilgus R, Bozkurt B, Jneid H, Al-Khatib SM, Anderson HV, Gilstrap L, Graham GN, Jones GK, Kao D, Lopez L, Marcus G, Rymer J, Tcheng JE, Weintraub WS. 2019 ACC/AHA/ASE Key Data Elements and Definitions for Transthoracic Echocardiography: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards (Writing Committee to Develop Clinical Data Standards for Transthoracic Echocardiography) and the American Society of Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2019 Sep;32(9):1161-1248. PubMed PMID: 31248777
  • Trinkley KE, Blakeslee WW, Matlock DD, Kao DP, Van Matre AG, Harrison R, Larson CL, Kostman N, Nelson JA, Lin CT, Malone DC. Clinician preferences for computerised clinical decision support for medications in primary care: a focus group study. BMJ Health Care Inform. 2019 Apr;26(1):0. PubMed PMID: 31039120
  • Merrill M, Sweitzer NK, Lindenfeld J, Kao DP. Sex Differences in Outcomes and Responses to Spironolactone in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Secondary Analysis of TOPCAT Trial. JACC Heart Fail. 2019 Mar;7(3):228-238. PubMed PMID: 30819379
  • Piccini JP, Abraham WT, Dufton C, Carroll IA, Healey JS, van Veldhuisen DJ, Sauer WH, Anand IS, White M, Wilton SB, Aleong R, Rienstra M, Krueger SK, Ayala-Paredes F, Khaykin Y, Merkely B, Miloradovic V, Wranicz JK, Ilkhanoff L, Ziegler PD, Davis G, Emery LL, Marshall D, Kao DP, Bristow MR, Connolly SJ. Bucindolol for the Maintenance of Sinus Rhythm in a Genotype-Defined HF Population: The GENETIC-AF Trial. JACC Heart Fail. 2019 Jul;7(7):586-598. PubMed PMID: 31042551
  • Toni LS, Carroll IA, Jones KL, Schwisow JA, Minobe WA, Rodriguez EM, Altman NL, Lowes BD, Gilbert EM, Buttrick PM, Kao DP, Bristow MR. Correction: Sequential analysis of myocardial gene expression with phenotypic change: Use of cross-platform concordance to strengthen biologic relevance. PLoS One. 2019;14(10):e0224389. PubMed PMID: 31639152
  • Jarvie JL, Metz TD, Davis MB, Ehrig JC, Kao DP. Short-term risk of cardiovascular readmission following a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. Heart. 2018 Jan 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29326108
  • Leary PJ, Kronmal RA, Bluemke DA, Buttrick PM, Jones KL, Kao DP, Kawut SM, Krieger EV, Lima JA, Minobe W, Ralph DD, Tedford RJ, Weiss NS, Bristow MR. Histamine H(2) Receptor Polymorphisms, Myocardial Transcripts, and Heart Failure (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Beta-Blocker Effect on Remodeling and Gene Expression Trial). Am J Cardiol. 2018 Jan 15;121(2):256-261. PubMed PMID: 29191567
  • Johnson-Sasso CP, Tompkins C, Kao DP, Walker LA. Marijuana use and short-term outcomes in patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction. PLoS One. 2018;13(7):e0199705. PubMed PMID: 29995914
  • Leary PJ, Kronmal RA, Bluemke DA, Buttrick PM, Jones KL, Kao DP, Kawut SM, Krieger EV, Lima JA, Minobe W, Ralph DD, Tedford RJ, Weiss NS, Bristow MR. Histamine H(2) Receptor Polymorphisms, Myocardial Transcripts, and Heart Failure (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Beta-Blocker Effect on Remodeling and Gene Expression Trial). Am J Cardiol. 2018 Jan 15;121(2):256-261. PubMed PMID: 29191567
  • Jarvie JL, Metz TD, Davis MB, Ehrig JC, Kao DP. Short-term risk of cardiovascular readmission following a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. Heart. 2018 Jul;104(14):1187-1194. PubMed PMID: 29326108
  • Bristow MR, Kao DP, Breathett KK, Altman NL, Gorcsan J 3rd, Gill EA, Lowes BD, Gilbert EM, Quaife RA, Mann DL. Structural and Functional Phenotyping of the Failing Heart: Is the Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Obsolete?. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Nov;5(11):772-781. PubMed PMID: 29096787
  • Gambahaya ET, Hakim J, Kao D, Munyandu N, Matenga J. Peripartum cardiomyopathy among cardiovascular patients referred for echocardiography at Parirenyatwa Teaching Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe. Cardiovasc J Afr. 2017 Jan Feb;28(1):8-13. PubMed PMID: 28262909
  • Maddox TM, Albert NM, Borden WB, Curtis LH, Ferguson TB Jr, Kao DP, Marcus GM, Peterson ED, Redberg R, Rumsfeld JS, Shah ND, Tcheng JE. The Learning Healthcare System and Cardiovascular Care: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2017 Apr 4;135(14):e826-e857. PubMed PMID: 28254835
  • Bandle B, Ward K, Min SJ, Drake C, McIlvennan CK, Kao D, Wald HL. Can Braden Score Predict Outcomes for Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients?. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jun;65(6):1328-1332. PubMed PMID: 28221672
  • Sucharov CC, Kao DP, Port JD, Karimpour-Fard A, Quaife RA, Minobe W, Nunley K, Lowes BD, Gilbert EM, Bristow MR. Myocardial microRNAs associated with reverse remodeling in human heart failure. JCI Insight. 2017 Jan 26;2(2):e89169. PubMed PMID: 28138556
  • Kao DP, Stevens LM, Hinterberg MA, Görg C. Phenotype-Specific Association of Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms with Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction: a Genome-Wide Association Analysis of the Cardiovascular Health Study. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2017 Jun;10(3):285-294. PubMed PMID: 28105587
  • McIlvennan CK, Lindenfeld J, Kao DP. Sex differences and in-hospital outcomes in patients undergoing mechanical circulatory support implantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Jan;36(1):82-90. PubMed PMID: 27773454
  • Kao DP, Lindenfeld J, Macaulay D, Birnbaum HG, Jarvis JL, Desai US, Page RL 2nd. Impact of a Telehealth and Care Management Program on All-Cause Mortality and Healthcare Utilization in Patients with Heart Failure. Telemed J E Health. 2016 Jan;22(1):2-11. PubMed PMID: 26218252
  • Kao D, Haigney MC, Mehler PS, Krantz M. Reply to Cataldo (2016): Arrhythmia associated with buprenorphine and methadone reported to the Food and Drug Administration. Addiction. 2016 Sep;111(9):1686-7. PubMed PMID: 27273759
  • Sandhu A, Kao D, Mehler PS, Haigney MC, Krantz MJ. Cardiovascular disorders associated with naloxone monotherapy and in fixed-dose combination with opioids: Data from international safety surveillance. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Jun 1;212:360-3. PubMed PMID: 27060723
  • Lindenfeld J, Cleveland JC Jr, Kao DP, White M, Wichman S, Bristow JC, Peterson V, Rodegheri-Brito J, Korst A, Blain-Nelson P, Sederberg J, Hunt SA, Gilbert EM, Ambardekar AV, Minobe W, Port JD, Bristow MR. Sex-related differences in age-associated downregulation of human ventricular myocardial ß1-adrenergic receptors. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Mar;35(3):352-61. PubMed PMID: 26970472
  • Kao DP, Lindenfeld J, Macaulay D, Birnbaum HG, Jarvis JL, Desai US, Page RL 2nd. Impact of a Telehealth and Care Management Program on All-Cause Mortality and Healthcare Utilization in Patients with Heart Failure. Telemed J E Health. 2016 Jan;22(1):2-11. PubMed PMID: 26218252
  • Afana M, Brinjikji W, Kao D, Jackson E, Maddox TM, Childers D, Eagle KA, Davis MB. Characteristics and In-Hospital Outcomes of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Diagnosed During Delivery in the United States From the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Database. J Card Fail. 2016 Jul;22(7):512-9. PubMed PMID: 26923643
  • Katz DF, Turakhia MP, Sauer WH, Tzou WS, Heath RR, Zipse MM, Aleong RG, Varosy PD, Kao DP. Safety of Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation in Clinical Practice: Findings from 9,699 Hospital Discharge Records. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Feb 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25688143
  • Kao D, Lowes B, Gilbert E, Minobe W, Epperson LE, Meyer L, Ferguson D, Volkman K, Zolty R, Borg D, Quaife R, Bristow M. Therapeutic Molecular Phenotype of ß-blocker Associated Reverse-Remodeling in Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2015 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25637602
  • Hinterberg MA, Kao DP, Bristow MR, Hunter LE, Port JD, Görg C. Peax: interactive visual analysis and exploration of complex clinical phenotype and gene expression association. Pac Symp Biocomput. 2015;:419-30. PubMed PMID: 25592601
  • Kao DP, Lewsey JD, Anand IS, Massie BM, Zile MR, Carson PE, McKelvie RS, Komajda M, McMurray JJ, Lindenfeld J. Characterization of subgroups of heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction with possible implications for prognosis and treatment response. Eur J Heart Fail. 2015 Sep;17(9):925-35. PubMed PMID: 26250359
  • Kao DP, Haigney MC, Mehler PS, Krantz MJ. Arrhythmia associated with buprenorphine and methadone reported to the Food and Drug Administration. Addiction. 2015 Sep;110(9):1468-75. PubMed PMID: 26075588
  • Vehlow C, Kao DP, Bristow MR, Hunter LE, Weiskopf D, Görg C. Visual analysis of biological data-knowledge networks. BMC Bioinformatics. 2015 Apr 29;16:135. PubMed PMID: 25925016
  • Kao DP, Lowes BD, Gilbert EM, Minobe W, Epperson LE, Meyer LK, Ferguson DA, Volkman AK, Zolty R, Borg CD, Quaife RA, Bristow MR. Therapeutic Molecular Phenotype of ß-Blocker-Associated Reverse-Remodeling in Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2015 Apr;8(2):270-83. PubMed PMID: 25637602
  • Hinterberg MA, Kao DP, Bristow MR, Hunter LE, Port JD, Görg C. Peax: interactive visual analysis and exploration of complex clinical phenotype and gene expression association. Pac Symp Biocomput. 2015;:419-30. PubMed PMID: 25592601
  • Katz DF, Turakhia MP, Sauer WH, Tzou WS, Heath RR, Zipse MM, Aleong RG, Varosy PD, Kao DP. Safety of ventricular tachycardia ablation in clinical practice: findings from 9699 hospital discharge records. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Apr;8(2):362-70. PubMed PMID: 25688143
  • 67. Stevens LM, Linstead E, Hall JL, Kao DP. The association between coffee intake and incident heart failure risk – a machine learning analysis of the Framingham Heart, Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities, and Cardiovascular Health Studies. Circ Heart Fail. 2020.
  • 63. Trinkley KE, Kahn MG, Bennett TD, Glasgow RE, Haugen H, Kao DP, Kroehl ME, Lin CT, Malone DC, Matlock DD. An implementation science approach to clinical decision support within electronic health records: integrating PRISM with CDS design best practices. J Med Internet Res 2020 [in press].
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology (ACC), Member
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Member
  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Member
  • European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Association, Member

Practice Locations

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

UCHealth Heart & Vascular Center - Anschutz
12505 E. 16th Ave
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, 3rd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-5300

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Cardiology, Board Certification (2018, 2018)
  • Biomedical Informatics, Specialized Training (2008)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation - Angina
  • Heart and Circulation - Arrhythmia
  • Heart and Circulation - Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart and Circulation - Circulatory Disorders
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Attack
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases
  • Heart and Circulation - Coronary Disease
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases - Prevention
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Valve Diseases
  • Genetic Conditions and Testing
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • Women's Health
  • Heart and Circulation
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include heart failure, women's heart health, heart disease in pregnancy, clinical and genetic personalized cardiovascular medicine, and complementary medicine such as acupuncture and naturopathy.

Care Philosophy
I am committed to providing holistic, personalized care using all available considerations ranging from genetics to clinical conditions to quality of life to patient health care goals and treatment references.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy making music, snowboarding, flyfishing, and travel.

Public Speaking
Yes
Personalized Medicine Women's Cardiovacsular Health Big Data Heart Failure

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BSc, Johns Hopkins University (MD) (1998)
Internships:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2007)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Cardiology (2014)
  • Stanford University Program, Biomedical Informatics Research (2008)
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