Dr. Paul Jurgens joined South Denver Cardiology in the summer of 2021. Paul grew up in Batavia, Illinois, and studied exercise physiology at the University of Iowa, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He received his medical degree at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Dr. Jurgens then completed his internship and residency at the University of Colorado.
During his cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Minnesota, he was awarded the Anthony L. Garofalo Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Award for this research in preventive cardiology. Dr. Jurgens is a firm believer in lifestyle interventions as a part of his practice and has completed the Chicago Marathon.
Dr. Jurgens is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology.
As a preventive cardiologist, he enjoys helping people prevent heart disease through lifestyle interventions, including promoting physical activity and dietary modifications, as well as through individualized medical therapy. Dr. Jurgens also specializes in treating complex lipid disorders such as hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia, high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood respectively. These conditions can be associated with an increased risk for heart disease.
Dr. Jurgens has a particular interest in personalized risk assessment and prediction for heart and blood vessel diseases, including heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and more. This risk assessment can be for an individual who has a family history of a heart attack or stroke or anyone who wants to learn more about their current heart health and how they may reduce their risk for these conditions. Lastly, he is pleased to be leading the Pritikin intensive cardiac rehabilitation program at South Denver Cardiology.
Paul and his wife are excited to return to Colorado. Together they enjoy hiking and skiing. Paul enjoys playing the viola.