William Cornwell, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (2008)
Graduate School :
  • MSCS, University of Colorado Denver (2020)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Ohio State University (OH) (2004)
Residency:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Internal Medicine (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2015)
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Program, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (2016)
Department: Medicine-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Advanced Heart Failure, LVAD and Transplant Cardiology
  • Sports Cardiology

Recognition & Awards

  • Emerging Investigator, Circulation: Heart Failure (2021)
    https://www.ahajournals.org/circheartfailure/emerging-investigators
  • Jo Ann McWhorter Award, UT Southwestern (2016)
    "Fellow of the Year"
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, UT Southwestern (2016)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society for Humanism in Medicine, Arnold P. Gold Foundation (2007)

Publications

  • Molina EJ, Shah P, Kiernan MS, Cornwell WK 3rd, Copeland H, Takeda K, Fernandez FG, Badhwar V, Habib RH, Jacobs JP, Koehl D, Kirklin JK, Pagani FD, Cowger JA. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Intermacs 2020 Annual Report. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33465365
  • Sailer C, Edelmann H, Buchanan C, Giro P, Babcock M, Swanson C, Spotts M, Schulte M, Pratt-Cordova A, Coe G, Beindorff M, Page RL 2nd, Ambardekar AV, Pal JD, Kohrt W, Wolfel E, Lawley JS, Tarumi T, Cornwell WK 3rd. Impairments in Blood Pressure Regulation and Cardiac Baroreceptor Sensitivity Among Patients With Heart Failure Supported With Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices. Circ Heart Fail. 2021 Jan;14(1):e007448. PubMed PMID: 33464953
  • Tran T, Muralidhar A, Hunter K, Buchanan C, Coe G, Hieda M, Tompkins C, Zipse M, Spotts MJ, Laing SG, Fosmark K, Hoffman J, Ambardekar AV, Wolfel EE, Lawley J, Levine B, Kohrt WM, Pal J, Cornwell WK 3rd. Right ventricular function and cardiopulmonary performance among patients with heart failure supported by durable mechanical circulatory support devices. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2021 Feb;40(2):128-137. PubMed PMID: 33281029
  • Amin SB, Hansen AB, Mugele H, Willmer F, Gross F, Reimeir B, Cornwell WK, Simpson LL, Moore JP, Romero SA, Lawley JS. Whole body passive heating versus dynamic lower body exercise: a comparison of peripheral hemodynamic profiles. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2021 Jan 1;130(1):160-171. PubMed PMID: 33090910
  • Hansen AB, Lawley JS, Rickards CA, Howden EJ, Sarma S, Cornwell WK 3rd, Amin SB, Mugele H, Marume K, Possnig C, Whitworth LA, Williams MA, Levine BD. Reducing Intracranial Pressure by Reducing Central Venous Pressure: Assessment of potential countermeasures to spaceflight associated neuro-ocular syndrome. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2020 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33270516
  • Pal JD, Cleveland J, Reece BT, Byrd J, Pierce CN, Brieke A, Cornwell WK 3rd. Cardiac Emergencies in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices. Heart Fail Clin. 2020 Jul;16(3):295-303. PubMed PMID: 32503753
  • Cornwell WK, Tran T, Cerbin L, Coe G, Muralidhar A, Hunter K, Altman N, Ambardekar AV, Tompkins C, Zipse M, Schulte M, O'Gean K, Ostertag M, Hoffman J, Pal JD, Lawley JS, Levine BD, Wolfel E, Kohrt WM, Buttrick P. New insights into resting and exertional right ventricular performance in the healthy heart through real-time pressure-volume analysis. J Physiol. 2020 Jul;598(13):2575-2587. PubMed PMID: 32347547
  • Hydren JR, Cornwell WK 3rd, Richardson RS, Drakos SG. Exercise Capacity in Mechanically Supported Advanced Heart Failure Patients: It Is All About the Beat. ASAIO J. 2020 Apr;66(4):339-342. PubMed PMID: 32221141
  • McDonnell BJ, Rosenblum H, Cornwell WK 3rd, Kanwar M, Cockcroft JR, Stöhr EJ. Bionic women and men - Part 2: Arterial stiffness in heart failure patients implanted with left ventricular assist devices. Exp Physiol. 2020 May;105(5):755-758. PubMed PMID: 32144954
  • Buchanan C, Kanwar M, Cockcroft JR, McDonnell B, Stöhr EJ, Cornwell WK 3rd. Bionic women and men - Part 4: Cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and exercise responses among patients supported with left ventricular assist devices. Exp Physiol. 2020 May;105(5):763-766. PubMed PMID: 32105385
  • Stöhr EJ, Cornwell WK 3rd, Kanwar M, Cockcroft JR, McDonnell BJ. Bionic women and men - Part 1: Cardiovascular lessons from heart failure patients implanted with left ventricular assist devices. Exp Physiol. 2020 May;105(5):749-754. PubMed PMID: 32104940
  • Kanwar M, McDonnell BJ, Rosenblum H, Cockcroft JR, Stöhr EJ, Cornwell WK 3rd. Bionic women and men - Part 3: Right ventricular dysfunction in patients implanted with left ventricular assist devices. Exp Physiol. 2020 May;105(5):759-762. PubMed PMID: 32103556
  • Lawley JS, Petersen LG, Howden EJ, Sarma S, Cornwell WK, Zhang R, Whitworth LA, Williams MA, Levine BD. Effect of gravity and microgravity on intracranial pressure. J Physiol. 2017 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28092926
  • Gagnon D, Romero SA, Ngo H, Sarma S, Cornwell WK 3rd, Poh PY, Stoller D, Levine BD, Crandall CG. Healthy aging does not compromise the augmentation of cardiac function during heat stress. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Oct 1;121(4):885-892. PubMed PMID: 27609201
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Practice Locations

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

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

CU Cardiology - Cherry Creek Medical Center
100 Cook Street
Suite 412
Denver, CO 80206
720-516-9403

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certification
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Board Certification
  • Sports Medicine, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart and Circulation - Circulatory Disorders
  • Heart and Circulation - Coronary Disease
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Attack
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure
  • Heart and Circulation - Structural Heart Disease
  • Surgery - Heart Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
-Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction -Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction and cardiomyopathies -Left Ventricular Assist Devices -Post-COVID 19 "Long Hauler Syndrome" -Sports Cardiology -Athletic Heart -Pre-season screenings -Altitude/Environmental Medicine -Hypoxia -Dyspnea of unclear etiology -Syncope -Cardiovascular Disease

Personal Interests
Exercise, skiing, fishing, crossfit, reading

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (2008)
Graduate Schools:
  • MSCS, University of Colorado Denver (2020)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Ohio State University (OH) (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Internal Medicine (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2015)
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Program, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (2016)
Department: Medicine-Cardiology
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