John S. Rumsfeld, MD, PhD

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University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver
Stakeholder Council Member, MDEpiNet


Dr. Rumsfeld is the National Director of Cardiology for the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VA). He is also the National Director of the VA Clinical Assessment, Reporting and Tracking (CART) Program, which is the national quality of care and patient safety program for the VA’s cardiac catheterization laboratories.

Dr. Rumsfeld serves as the Chief Science Officer and Chairman of the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) National Cardiovascular Data Registries (NCDR), and is a member of the ACC Board of Trustees. He is the immediate past-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) Council, and is Associate Editor for Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Dr. Rumsfeld is Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and staff cardiologist at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago (1991) and doctoral degree in Epidemiology from the University of Colorado (1999). He completed internal medicine internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco (1991-1994), and cardiology fellowship at the University of Colorado (1995-1999).