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Payal Kohli, MD

Denver, Colorado

Payal Kohli, MD



Dr. Payal Kohli is an internationally recognized expert on cardiovascular diseases, lecturing at major cardiology scientific meetings worldwide. She is an associate clinical professor of medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine, founder and medical director of Cherry Creek Heart, and quintuple-board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and vascular interpretation. Also a prolific writer, Dr. Kohli enjoys writing about the practice of medicine and challenges faced by physicians and has published columns and opinion pieces and contributes to continuing medical education content for her peers. She is the host of a podcast called Heart of Medicine, which explores challenging and controversial topics and has published dozens of original publications in leading peer-reviewed journals including JAMA, The Lancet, Circulation, and JACC. Dr. Kohli is a television correspondent for the national syndicated talk show Daily Blast Live as well as the local on-screen medical expert for Denver’s KUSA station and other local news stations.

Education and Training

  • Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, University of California San Francisco, 2015
  • Cardiovascular Research Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cardiovascular Division TIMI Study Group
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2011
  • Medical Degree (graduated magna cum laude), Harvard Medical School, 2007
  • Bachelor Degree in Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002

Professional Highlights

  • Cardiologist of the Year, American College of Cardiology, 2022
  • Denver's Top Doctors, 5280 Denver's Mile High Magazine, 2022
  • Rockstar of the Rockies Award, 2018
  • Samuel A. Levine Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association, 2014
  • Lamond Endowed Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease, University of California San Francisco, 2014
  • Women In Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence, American Heart Association, 2013
  • Training Grant (T32), National Institutes of Health, 2013


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