James Carter, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (1986)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Haverford College in Pennsylvania (PA) (1982)
Residency:
  • SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (1990)
Fellowships:
  • University of Chicago Program, Cardiovascular Disease (1993)
  • University of Maryland Program, Interventional Cardiology (1994)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Teaching

  • Assitant Professor of Medicine (2017)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Vascular Medicine, Vascular Biology, Wound Care, Venous Disorders, Venous Intervention

Publications

  • Levy AE, Whittington MD, Anstett TJ, Simon ST, Wentworth A, Carter JE Jr, Ho PM. A Systems-Based Morbidity and Mortality Conference Was Associated With a Transient Reduction in ECG Completion Times. Qual Manag Health Care. 2021 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34724456
  • Pham VA, Kovach CP, Gordon Patti K, Manning ES, Slade SJ, Pollard R, Weinstein E, Simpson J, Carter JE Jr. Fulminant Vasculitis Complicated by ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Stroke. Case Rep Cardiol. 2021;2021:8365283. PubMed PMID: 34447595
  • Carter JE Jr, Feldman T, Carroll JD. Sustained reversal of right-to-left atrial septal defect flow after pulmonic valvuloplasty in an adult. Eur Heart J. 1994 Apr;15(4):575-6. PubMed PMID: 8070487
  • Williams KA, Taillon LA, Carter JE Jr. Asymptomatic and electrically silent myocardial ischemia during upright leg cycle ergometry and treadmill exercise (clandestine myocardial ischemia). Am J Cardiol. 1993 Nov 15;72(15):1114-20. PubMed PMID: 8237798
  • Krauss D, Carter JE Jr, Feldman T. Anomalous connection between the sinus node artery and the A-V node artery. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1993 Jul;29(3):236-9. PubMed PMID: 8402850
  • Carter JE Jr, Childers RW. Torsade de pointes complicating acute myocardial infarction: the importance of autonomic dysfunction as assessed by heart rate variability. Clin Cardiol. 1992 Oct;15(10):769-72. PubMed PMID: 1395189
  • Carter JE Jr. Decreased heart rate variability in congestive heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 1992 Jan 15;69(3):286-7. PubMed PMID: 1731478
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow
  • American Medical Association, member
  • American College of Phlebology, Member
  • American Professional Wound Care Association, Member
  • Association of Black Cardiologists, Former Board Member, Member
  • Institute for Functional Medicine, Member
  • Society for Vascular Medicine, Member
  • Society for Vascular Ultrasound, Member

Practice Locations

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

UCHealth Wound and Ostomy Care Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-4325

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Cardiology, Board Certification (1993, 2014)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (1989, 1989)
  • Interventional Cardiology (2008, 2008)
  • Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Specialized Training (2020)
  • General Vascular Medicine, Board Certification (2017)
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, Certificate (2017)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation - Interventional Cardiology
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Vascular Malformations
  • Heart and Circulation - Angioplasty
  • Radiology - Interventional
  • Radiology
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • Injuries and Wounds - Wounds
  • Injuries and Wounds
  • Blood / Lymphatic System
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Nutrition
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism
Clinical Interests
I am interested in helping to relieve suffering, optimize function, and heal.

Care Philosophy
I am a fellowship trained interventional cardiologist specializing in wound healing and vascular medicine. I have been fortunate to develop expertise to help patients with leg pain, leg swelling, recurrent blood clots and vein problems. Board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and vascular medicine, I have the foundation of knowledge and empathetic sensibility to assist patients on their journey toward their goals of care, focusing on cardiovascular prevention, healing and recovery of function, and ultimately, pursuit of joy. I individualize this approach for each patient using a holistic, “conventional training meets functional medicine” strategy. I listen. I care. I am passionate about clean eating and healthy lifestyles, altruism and connection, peace and spirituality. Life is precious.

Personal Interests
I am passionate about clean eating and healthy lifestyles. I enjoy hiking, road cycling, reading, writing poetry, and playing the piano.

Volunteer Activities
I have participated in mentoring young people. I would like to explore opportunities to help feed the hungry.

Public Speaking
Yes
I have given talks and lectures to the general public and other healthcare providers regarding Peripheral Arterial Disease, Venous Disease Management, Cardiovascular Risk, Preventing Amputations. I spoke at Northern Arizona University on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I participate in community health fairs and health screenings.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (1986)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Haverford College in Pennsylvania (PA) (1982)
Residency Programs:
  • SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (1990)
Fellowships:
  • University of Chicago Program, Cardiovascular Disease (1993)
  • University of Maryland Program, Interventional Cardiology (1994)
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Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Cardiology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

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

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