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Department of Medicine

Faculty Profiles

David Schopfer, MD
M_MED-CARD-VAMC
Assistant Professor

4150 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121
415-221-4810

My long-term goal is to develop, implement, and disseminate cost-effective strategies to improve delivery of high quality cardiovascular care. In particular, I have recognized the importance of physical activity as a mechanism to reduce morbidity and mortality for patients with ischemic heart disease and heart failure. My current focus is on the utilization of cardiac rehabilitation services which is inadequate at this time and determine how to increase access to and participation in cardiac rehabilitation.

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
Boston College BS Biochemistry 2000

Awards and Honors

2013   Young Investigator Award, Amer Assoc of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2013
2011   Best Mentor Award, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, 2011
2007   Selected Medicine Chief Resident, Boston University, 2007-2008

Related Web Sites

Recent Articles (14)

Park LG, Schopfer DW, Zhang N, Shen H, Whooley MA. Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation Among Patients With Heart Failure. J Card Fail. 2017 Feb 14.

Schopfer DW, Forman DE. Growing Relevance of Cardiac Rehabilitation for an Older Population With Heart Failure. J Card Fail. 2016 Oct 18.

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 Oct 10.

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 Aug 12.

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, Forman DE. Cardiac Rehabilitation in Older Adults. Can J Cardiol. 2016 Sep; 32(9):1088-96.

Schopfer DW, Takemoto S, Allsup K, Helfrich CD, Ho PM, Forman DE, Whooley MA. Cardiac rehabilitation use among veterans with ischemic heart disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Oct; 174(10):1687-9.

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 DW, Whooley MA, Stamos TD. Hospital compliance with performance measures and 30-day outcomes in patients with heart failure. Am Heart J. 2012 Jul; 164(1):80-6.

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.

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