Faculty ProfilesDavid Schopfer, MD
4150 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121
415-221-4810 ext. 24266
Dr. Schopfer is a cardiologist and health services researcher at the San Francisco VA Healthcare System whose long-term goal is to develop, implement, and disseminate cost-effective strategies to improve delivery of high quality cardiovascular care. In particular, he recognizes the importance of physical activity as a mechanism to reduce morbidity and mortality for patients with both ischemic heart disease and heart failure. His current work is focused on the utilization of cardiac rehabilitation services, which is inadequate at this time, and determining how to increase access to and participation in cardiac rehabilitation utilizing new methods of delivery including telemedicine and mobile technologies.
Education and Training
|Location||Degree or Training||Specialty||Date|
|University of California San Francisco||MAS in Clinical Research||Graduate Division||2013|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||Fellowship||Cardiology||2011|
|Boston University||Chief Residency||Internal Medicine||2008|
|Boston University||Residency||Internal Medicine||2007|
|Chicago Medical School||MD||Medicine||2004|
Awards and Honors
Young Investigator Award, Amer Assoc of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2013
Best Mentor Award, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, 2011
Selected Medicine Chief Resident, Boston University, 2007-2008
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Recent Articles (16)
Schopfer DW, Krishnamurthi N, Shen H, Duvernoy CS, Forman DE, Whooley MA. Association of Veterans Health Administration Home-Based Programs With Access to and Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jan 22.
Beatty AL, Truong M, Schopfer DW, Shen H, Bachmann JM, Whooley MA. Geographic Variation in Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation in Medicare and Veterans Affairs Populations: An Opportunity for Improvement? Circulation. 2018 Jan 05.
Schopfer DW, Takemoto S, Allsup K, Helfrich CD, Ho PM, Forman DE, Whooley MA. Notice of Retraction and Replacement. Schopfer DW, et al. Cardiac Rehabilitation Use Among Veterans With Ischemic Heart Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(10):1687-1689. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 11 01; 176(11):1726-1727.
Schopfer DW, Regan M, Heidenreich PA, Whooley MA. Depressive Symptoms, Cardiac Disease Severity, and Functional Status in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease (from the Heart and Soul Study). Am J Cardiol. 2016 Nov 01; 118(9):1287-1292.
Forman DE, Fix GM, McDannold S, McIntosh N, Schopfer DW, Whooley MA, Charns MP. Decisive Bearing of Organizational Dynamics on the Application and Success of Hospital-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016 Jul; 91(7):975-7.
Schopfer DW, Priano S, Allsup K, Helfrich CD, Ho PM, Rumsfeld JS, Forman DE, Whooley MA. Factors Associated With Utilization of Cardiac Rehabilitation Among Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease in the Veterans Health Administration: A QUALITATIVE STUDY. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2016 May-Jun; 36(3):167-73.
Schopfer DW, Ku IA, Regan M, Whooley MA. Growth differentiation factor 15 and cardiovascular events in patients with stable ischemic heart disease (The Heart and Soul Study). Am Heart J. 2014 Feb; 167(2):186-192.e1.
Stephens C, Sackett N, Pierce R, Schopfer D, Schmajuk G, Moy N, Bachhuber M, Wallhagen MI, Lee SJ. Transitional care challenges of rehospitalized veterans: listening to patients and providers. Popul Health Manag. 2013 Oct; 16(5):326-31.
Schopfer D, Patel V, Chiang J, Kao J. Hospitals with percutaneous coronary intervention capability have greater adherence to established myocardial infarction guidelines. Hosp Pract (1995). 2010 Apr; 38(2):9-13.
Huang AL, Silver AE, Shvenke E, Schopfer DW, Jahangir E, Titas MA, Shpilman A, Menzoian JO, Watkins MT, Raffetto JD, Gibbons G, Woodson J, Shaw PM, Dhadly M, Eberhardt RT, Keaney JF, Gokce N, Vita JA. Predictive value of reactive hyperemia for cardiovascular events in patients with peripheral arterial disease undergoing vascular surgery. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2007 Oct; 27(10):2113-9.