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Jeffrey L. Boone, M.D., M.S., is a Consultant in Cardiometabolic Health, Preventive Cardiology, and Stress Medicine in private practice in Denver, Colorado. In 2007, he was selected as one of the 160 Top Doctors in America by Men’s Health Magazine, and listed as one of the 17 Top Cardiovascular Doctors in America for Men. He is the President, CEO, and Medical Director of the Boone Heart Institute, a Denver-based health care organization dedicated to the eradication of heart disease and stroke. Under Dr. Boone’s direction, the Boone Heart Institute has performed cardiovascular risk assessments on the employees of numerous corporations including Mack Energy, Enertia Software, and Intrepid Mining, as well as public servants such as the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority and the employees of Douglas County.

Dr. Boone served as a member of the NFL Cardiovascular Committee from 2010 to 2013. He also served as the National Co-Director of the NFL Player Care Foundation Cardiovascular Program sponsored by the NFL, NFL Player’s Association and the NFL Alumni Association, from 2006 to 2013. In addition, he serves as the Consultant for Cardiometabolic Risk and Preventive Cardiology for the NFL. Alumni Association. Dr. Boone is the Preventive Cardiology Consultant for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League and was the Co-Founder and Medical Director of The Denver Broncos Alumni – Tackling Heart Disease and Stroke program from 2003 through 2006. Dr. Boone is dedicated to continuing his work with former professional football players to eliminate heart disease and stroke in this high-risk, high-profile group. In 2009, the Boone Heart Institute initiated its unique preventive cardiology testing with the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball, and continues to test all members of the organization annually.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Boone served as the Director of Stress Medicine and Hypertension at the world-renowned Cooper Clinic at the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he worked as the Medical Director of the Preventive and Stress Medicine Center in Denver, Colorado, and the Medical Director of The National Center for Preventive and Stress Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona. He also served as Medical Director of Preventive Medicine and Director of Continuing Medical Education at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. The title of Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine was conferred at the University of Colorado College of Medicine in 1994.

Dr. Boone is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine and a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Boone has served at the Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, as the Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation, as a Research Associate of the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas, Texas, as a Stress Medicine and Preventive Cardiology consultant to the Cooper Wellness Program in Dallas, Texas, and as Stress Medicine and Preventive Cardiology Consultant to both The U. S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, and the National Defense University in Washington, D. C.

In 1983, Dr. Boone was one of the recipients of the prestigious Secretary’s Award for Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention presented by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. As an active clinician and researcher, he has authored and co-authored numerous professional articles and books pertaining to Cardiometabolic Risk, Preventive Cardiology, and Stress Medicine. In 1991, he served as Guest Editor for the book, Primary Care: Hypertension, published by the W.B. Saunders Company. As an international lecturer, Dr. Boone has spoken to tens of thousands of health care professionals throughout the world. His approach to the early detection and aggressive prevention of cardiovascular disease has been presented to audiences on four continents in twelve countries and in forty-seven of the United States. Dr. Boone’s unique clinical approach focuses on aggressive prevention of cardiovascular disease, including the evaluation of the cardiovascular consequences of mental stress, the early clinical use of the latest cardiac imaging techniques and the advanced detection and treatment of cardiometabolic risk.

Founder and Medical Director of the Boone Heart Institute, Cardiometabolic Risk Management Programs Focused on the Eradication of Heart Disease and Stroke – Denver, CO

Medical Director and Chairman of the Board, EveryHeart Foundation – Denver, CO

Preventive Cardiology Consultant, The Denver Broncos National Football League Club – Denver, CO

Preventive Cardiology Consultant, The Colorado Rockies Baseball Club – Denver, CO

Member, NFL Cardiovascular Committee (2010 to 2013) – New York, NY

Founder and National Co-Director of the NFL Player Care Foundation Cardiovascular Program sponsored by the NFL, the NFL Player’s Association and the NFL Alumni (2006 to 2013)

Cardiometabolic Risk and Preventive Cardiology Consultant, The National Football League (NFL) Alumni Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Consultant in Preventive Cardiology and Cardiometabolic Risk,  South Metro Fire – Centennial, CO and Parker Fire – Parker, CO

Consultant for Cardiometabolic Health and Preventive Cardiology, Intrepid Mining, LLC, – Denver, CO

Vice President and Medical Director, incentaHEALTH  – Denver, CO (www.incentaHEALTH.com),

Medical Faculty, Coronary CTA – Revolutionizing Cardiac Care (www.riaco.com), Radiology Imaging Associates, P.C.,  – Denver, CO

Co-Founder and Medical Director (2003 to 2006), The Denver Broncos Alumni Tackling Heart Disease and Stroke

Consultant in Preventive Cardiology, Stress Medicine and Hypertension, Colorado Heart Imaging – Denver, CO (www.coloradoheart.com)

Medical Faculty and Speaker’s Bureau Pfizer Labs, Pfizer Arthritis and Pain, KOS, Novartis, King, Wyeth, DiaDEXUS, and Boehringer Ingelheim, IncentaHEALTH

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine (1994), The University of Colorado College of Medicine – Denver, CO

Cardiometabolic Health, Preventive Cardiology, and Stress Medicine Consultant, The United States Army War College – Carlisle Barracks, PA

Preventive Cardiology, Stress Medicine and Hypertension Consultant, The National Defense University – Washington, D.C.

Former Director of Stress Medicine and Hypertension, The Cooper Clinic at the Cooper Aerobics Center – Dallas, TX

Former Consultant in Stress Medicine, Hypertension and Cardiac Imaging, The Cooper Wellness Program at the Cooper Aerobics Center – Dallas, TX

Former Medical Director, The National Center of Preventive and Stress Medicine – Phoenix, AZ

Former Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation, The Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center – Portland, OR

Former Director of Preventive and Stress Medicine and Medical Education, Swedish Hospital and Medical Center – Englewood, CO

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing, The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center – Denver, CO

Conference Chairman and Medical Director, CARDEO – Medical Conference and Consumer Expo – Houston, TX and Denver, CO

Medical Director – Intrepid BraveHeart (2005), Intrepid Mining, LLC – New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and Texas

Present            Medical Staff Privileges, Porter Memorial Hospital, Denver, CO

1992-1995       Medical Director, Preventive Medicine & Stress Medicine, Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, CO

1993-1995       Chairman, Continuing Medical Education, Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, CO

1993-1995       Medical Executive Committee, Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, CO

1992                 National Advisory Board School of Theology, Claremont, CA

1993-1997      National Advisory Council, Heartstream Resources, Ventura, CA

1986
Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine
September 10, 1986

1983-1986
Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine
Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center
Oregon Health Sciences University Affiliate Program
Portland, OR

1979-1983
Doctor of Medicine, 1983
University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

1977-1978
Pre-medicine, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

1973-1975
Masters of Science in Physical Education and Exercise Physiology, 1975
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

1971-1973
Bachelors of Science, 1973
Magna Cum Laude in Physical Education
Southwestern College, Winfield, KS

1969-1971
Associate of Science with Honors in Pre-Engineering
Garden City Community College, Garden City, KS

2006 & 2007 160 Top Doctors in America – Men’s Health Magazine

2006 & 2007 17 Top Cardiovascular Doctors in America – MHM

2001 Garden City High School Hall of Fame

1995 Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals

1994 Who’s Who in the World

1994 Who’s Who Among Outstanding Americans

1992 Man of the Year – American Biographical Institute

1992 Who’s Who in the West

1992 Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans

1990 Who’s Who in Health and Medical Services

1988, 1989, 1993 Men of Achievement, International Biographical Centre Cambridge, England

1985 Fellow, American Heart Association’s Eleventh Symposium on the Prevention and Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases, Lake Tahoe, CA

1983 Secretary’s Award for Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services Presented by Margaret Heckler
Washington, D.C., Third Prize

1980 Outstanding Alumnus of Southwestern College

1978, 1980, 1989 Outstanding Young Men of America

1973 Rhodes Scholar Nominee

1973 Captain, Southwestern College Tennis Team

1973 Outstanding College Athletes of America

1973 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities

1973 Masterbuilder of Southwestern College, Winfield, KS

1973 Order of the Mound Honor Society (Top 10%)

1972-1973 The MacNeish Scholarship (Athlete – Highest G.P.A.)

1971 Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Coll.

1969 Most Outstanding Athlete, Garden City Senior High School – Garden City, KS

1969, 1971, 1973 Selected by Peers as Outstanding Male Student in High School, Junior College, and College

2001      Garden City High School, Hall of Fame

1990      Champions, Hospital Basketball League, Denver, CO

1989-1993 Member, Rotary International, Denver-Southeast

1982      All-University Intramural Basketball Champions, Iowa City, IA

1977, 1978, 1981      Drake Relays Marathon, Des Moines, IA

  1. Boone JL, “The Action Physical Fitness Test,” Action Magazine, Vol. 1, 1976, pp. 4-5, and Healthways Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 8, March, 1977, pp. 6-10
  2. Boone JL, Albright RW, “The Y’s Way to Physical Fitness: Women’s Fitness Norms,” The Journal of Physical Education, Vol. 75, No. 1, Sept/Oct, 1997, pp. 18-20
  3. Boone JL, “Lessons for Marathoner’s Death,” Physical Fitness News Letter, Series XXV, No. 4, December, 1978, pp. 1-2.
  4. Boone JL, “The Physical Reconditioning of the Industrial Back Injury,” The Iowa Trial Lawyer, Vol. IV, No. 2, 1979
  5. Boone JL, “Reconditioning – Helping the Plaintiff to Physical Recovery,” Preparation and Trial of Neck and Back Injury Cases, March, 1979, pp. 214-216.
  6. Roth P, Running USA, Simon and Shuster Division of Gulf & Western, New York, 1979, pp. 107-109. Consultant: Boone JL
  7. Boone JL, “The Myth of the Enlarged Heart,” The Journal of Physical Education, Jan/Feb, 1980, pp. 88-104.
  8. Boone JL, “Health and Fitness,” Better Homes and Gardens Creative Ideas: Diet and Exercise, 1980, pp. 88-104.
  9. The Y’s Way to Physical Fitness, Revised Edition, Edited by Clayton R. Myers, Lawrence A. Golding and Wayne E. Sinning, YMCA of USA, 1982. Consultant: Boone JL
  10. Boone JL, Laver R, Filer JL, “Red Cell Cation Flux – An Index of Blood Pressure in Children,” Iowa Student Medical Research, April 22, 1981, p. 18.
  11. Boone JL, “A New Curriculum for Fitness Education,” Public Health Reports, Vol. 98, No. 5, September – October, 1983, pp. 507-516.
  12. Boone JL, “Burning the Calories,” Better Homes and Gardens Creative Ideas: Low Calorie: The Food, Fitness and Nutrition Magazine, Summer, 1986, pp. 38-42.
  13. Boone, JL, “Exercise and the Hemodialysis Patient,” Dialysis and Transplantation, Vol. 16, No. 5, May, 1987, pp. 243-249.
  14. Morales-Ballejo HM, Eliot RS, Boone JL, Huger JS, “Psychophysiological Stress Test and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Comparison for the Detection of Hypertension,” The Cardiovascular Institute at Swedish Medical Center, Englewood CO. Abstract submitted to the 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Cardiology, March 27-31, 1988.
  15. Morales-Ballejo HM, Eliot RS, Boone JL, “Rational of Mental Stress Testing,” The Cardiovascular Institute at Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, CO, 1987.
  16. Morales-Ballejo HM, Eliot RS, Boone JL, “Effect on the Hemodynamic Response to Stress of Single Doses of Labetalol and Captopril,” The Cardiovascular Institute at Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, CO, 1987.
  17. Boone JL, Morales-Ballejo HM, Hughes JS, Eliot RS, “Functional Aerobic Capacity and Cardiovascular Reactivity to Mental Stress in Healthy Males,” The Cardiovascular Institute at Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, CO. Abstract submitted to the 1988 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.
  18. Eliot RS, Long DR, Boone JL, “Stress, Health, and Physical Evaluation: The SHAPE Program.” In: Eliot RS, Stressand the heart: Mechanisms, Measurements, Management, Future Publishing Company, Inc., Mount Kisco, NY, NY 1988, pp. 59-69.
  19. Eliot RS, Long DR, Boone JL, “Rehabilitation,” in: Eliot RS, Stress and the Heart: Mechanisms, Measurements, Management, Future Publishing Company, Inc., Mount Kisco, NY, NY 1988, pp. 185-200.
  20. Antonoff A, Boone JL, Lundin AP, Zabetakis PM, Zimmerman SW, “Open Forum: Exercise and Dialysis Patients,” Dialysis and Transplantation, Vol. 17, No. 4, April, 1988, pp. 172-174.
  21. Morales-Ballejo HM, Eliot RS, Boone JL, Hughes JS, “Psychopysiologic Stress Testing as a Predictor of Mean Daily Blood Pressure,” American Heart Journal Supplement, Proceedings of First Internation Conference of Stress, Hemodynamics and Hypertension, Vol. 116, No. 2, Part 2, August, 1988, pp. 673-681.
  22. Nicoletti J, Rex S, St. Germain P, Boone JL, Eliot RS, The Rx Stress Control Kit, Institute of Health Management and Stress Medicine, 1988.
  23. Boone Jl, Morales-Ballejo HM, Eliot RS, “Mental Stress Testing and Cardiovascular Disease,” Cardiac Rehab Update, American Heart Association – Oregon Affiliate, Vol. 1, No. 7, Fall 1988, pp. 1-2.
  24. Morales-Ballejo HM, Eliot RS, Boone JL, Hughes JS, “Psychophysiologic Stress Testing as a Predictor of Mean Daily Blood Pressure,” National Conference on High Blood Pressure Program Book: Advances in Hypertension Control in Special Populations, May, 1989, p. 109.
  25. Boone JL, Morales-Ballejo HM, Hughes JS< Eliot RS, “Functional Aerobic Capacity and Cardiovascular Reactivity to Mental Stress in Healthy Males,” National Conference on High Blood Pressure Program Book: Advances in Hypertension Control in Special Populations, May, 1989, p. 109.
  26. Boone JL, Morales-Ballejo HM, Hughes JS, Eliot RS, “Functional Aerobic Capacity and Cardiovascular Reactivity to Mental Stress in Healthy Males,” Proceedings of the 12th Puijo Symposium: Physical Activity and Hypertension, Kuopio Research Institute of Exercise Medicine, Juopio, Finland, July, 1989.
  27. Eliot RS, Breo DL, Is it Worth Dying For? Bantam Books, New York, Revised Bantam Edition, 1989. Consultant: Boone JL
  28. Morales-Ballejo HM, Eliot RS< Boone JL, “Thoracic Impedance: Influence of Alprazolam on the Hemodynamic Changes Caused by Stress,” Fifth Panamerican Congress of Diseases of the Chest, American College of Chest Physicians, International Academy of Chest Physicians and Surgeons, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, April 22-26, 1990.
  29. Morales-Ballejo HM, Eliot RS, Boone JL, “Influence of Alprazolam-Placebo on Hemodynamic Changes Caused by Stress in Mild Hypertensives,” The American Society of Hypertension: Fifth Scientific Meeting, May 20, 1990.
  30. Morales-Ballejo HM, Boone JL, Eliot RS, “Hemodynamics of NOrmotensives, Hypertensives and Hyperreactors During Alpha and Beta Adrenergic Challenges,” , May 20, 1990.
  31. Morales-Ballejo HM, Boone JL, Eliot RS, “Hemodynamics of NOrmotensives, Hypertensives and Hyperreactors During Alpha and Beta Adrenergic Challenges,” Sympathetic Modulation of the Cardiuovascular System: Thirteenth Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension, Montreal, Canada, June 24-49, 1990.
  32. Morales-Ballejo HM, Eliot RS, Boone JL, “Influence of Alprazolam Placebo on the Hemodynamic Changes Caused by Stress,” American Journal of Hypertension, Vol. 3, Number 5, Part II, 1990 p. 99A.
  33. Morales-Ballejo HM, Eliot RS, Boone JL, “Influence of Alprazolam and Placebo on the Hemodynamic Changes Caused by Stress in Mild Hypertensives,” Clinical Research, Vol. 39, No. 2, 1991.
  34. Corbin CV, Lindsey R, Fitness for Life, Scott, Foresman, Glenview, IL, 1990. Medical Consultant: Boone JL.
  35. Boone JL, Editor, Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, W.B. Saunders Company, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 1991.
  36. Boone JL, “Stress and Hypertension,” In: Boone JL, Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice: Hypertension, W.B. Sauncers Company, Harcourt-Brace-Jovanovich, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 1991.
  37. Boone JL, “Stress and High Blood Pressure: The Silent Assassin,” Healthlines, May, 1992.
  38. Morales-Ballejo HM, Eliot RS, Boone JL, “Influence of Diltiazem-Placebo on the Hemodynamic Changers Caused by Stress in Mild Hypertensives,” Diltiazem: Abstracts From World Literature, Adis International Limited, 1992.
  39. Boone JL, “High Blood Pressure: The Silent Assassin,” Physician, A Publication of Focus on the Family, Vol. 5, No. 4, July/August 1993, p. 12.
  40. Boone JL, et al, The Colorado Strategic Plan to Improve Cardiovascular Health, Division of Prevention Programs, Cardiovascular Disease Control Program, Colorado Department of Health, Denver, CO, 1994.
  41. Boone JL, “The Silent Assassin,” Healthwise, Vol. XXVII, No. 5, 1996, p. 23-28.
  42. Boone JL, “The Cardiovascular Consequences of Mental Intensity,” Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) – Southeast Asian Supplement, 1995.
  43. Boone JL, Christensen JF, “Stress and Disease,” in Feldman MD, Christensen JF, Behavioral Medicine in Primary Care: A Practical Guide, Appleton and Lange, Stamford CT, 1997, p. 265-276.
  44. Boone JL, “Hypertension and Stress – Identifying and Treating the Stressed Patient,” The Sympathetic Nervous System, Stress and Heart Rate – Important Concepts in the Treatment of Hypertension, International Workshop Proceedings, BASF, Vienna, Austria, November 18, 1995, p. 1.
  45. Boone JL, Anthony JP, “Evaluating the Impact of Stress on Systemic Disease: the MOST Protocol in Primary Care,” The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association,
    Vol. 103, No. 5, May, 2003, pp. 239-246.
  46. Boone JL, “Mental Stress and Cardiovascular Disease,” in Barko W, Vaitkus M, The War College Handbook for Executive Health and Fitness, The United States Army War College Press, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, 2001.
  47. Christensen JF, Boone JL, “Stress and Disease,” in Feldman MD, Christensen JF, Behavioral Medicine in Primary Care: A Practical Guide, Lange Medical Books -McGraw-Hill, New York, 2003, pp. 299-311.
  48. Boone JL, Fishman SM, “Safety of COX-2 Inhibitors in Arthritis,” Peer View Institute for Medical Education, University of Michigan/Amedco CME, 2007, pp. 1-12.
  49. Boone JL, “Managing Mild-to-Moderate Pain Due to Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Cardiovascular Considerations Associated with Therapeutic Options,” Medscape, 2007.
  50. Prasad, KN, Cole WC, Haase GM, Erlich J, Boone JL, “Multiple Dietary and Endogenously Made Antioxidants and B-vitamins May Reduce the Risk and Improve the Efficacy of Standard Therapy for Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease: A Review,” Premier Micronutrient Corporation, 2009.
  51. Boone JL, “Atherosclerosis Imaging in Primary Preventive Cardiology: The Eradication of Heart Attack and Stroke,” in Abramson S, The Complete Guide To Cardiac CT, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2012, pp. 685-706.
  52. Boone JL, “Thromboxane (11dhTxB2) Case Studies in Interventional Medicine,” Corgenix, Inc, 2013.
Over 2,000 lectures presented to tens of thousands on four continents in twelve countries as well as in 47 of the United States.  Topics have primarily included:

  • “Aggressive Cardiometabolic Risk Management:  a Model for Corporate America”
  • “The Eradication of Heart Attack and Stroke”
  • “The Cardiovascular Consequences of Mental Intensity”
  • “Stress and the Heart”
  • “Preventive Cardiology for the 21st Century”
  • “The Extinction of Atherosclerosis”
  • “Aggressive Preventive Cardiology for the Primary Care Physician”
  • “The Medical Management of Atherosclerosis Before Symptoms”
  • “Mental Office Stress Testing – The MOST Protocol”
  • “Coronary EBT and the Primary Care Physician”
  • “Coronary EBT and the Cardiologist”
  • “Exercise and the Heart”
  • “ASA, ACE/ARB, STATIN, NIACIN, COX-2, and Other Drugs That May Save Americans From Themselves”
  • “The Eradication of Heart Attack”
  • “CARDEO – Empowering the Primary Care Physician to Eradicate Atherosclerosis”
  • “NSAIDS, COX-2s, and Cardiovascular Disease”
  • “The Denver Bronco Alumni Blitz to Eradicate Heart Attack and Stroke”
  • “Coronary CT Angiography:  The Dawn of a New Age in Preventive Cardiology”
  • “Coronary CT Angiography and Carotid-IMT:  It’s Not About the Lumen”
  • “Cardiometabolic Risk Within Corporate America”
  • “Cardiometabolic Risk in NFL Alumni”