Photo Fred Wamboldt

Frederick S. Wamboldt, MD, is Co-Director of the Center for Health Promotion and Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health; Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and an Adjunct Professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver.

Dr. Wamboldt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Marquette University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he also completed his internship and residency training in psychiatry.  He is board certified in both Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine.

His clinical practice is within the Department of Medicine at National Jewish Health where he specializes in patient-centered, family-friendly psychosocial interventions for those suffering from chronic cardiopulmonary illness. 

As Co-Director of the Center for Health Promotion, he leads a very active research program with three major areas of emphasis, all of which examine individual, family and/or social processes in the context of stress, typically chronic cardiopulmonary illness.  First are observational and interventional studies examining biopsychosocial factors influencing treatment adherence and outcomes in patients and families dealing with chronic cardiopulmonary illness.  Second are community-based projects, in particular studies aiming to reduce health disparities within low-income, racial/ethnic minority, and/or isolated rural communities. Third are projects evaluating systems change within healthcare practices as well as related public health policy.