Dr. Jeffrey L. Boone

National Co-Founder of the NFL Player Care Foundation Cardiovascular Program

Consultant in Cardiometabolic Risk, Preventive Cardiology, and Stress Medicine

Jeffrey L. Boone, M.D., M.S., is a Consultant in Preventive Cardiology, Cardiometabolic Health, 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.  Dr. Boone was also selected as a Top Doctor by U.S. News and World Report, and has been a Castle Connolly Top Doctor from 2005 to 2018.  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, as well as public servants such as firefighters, police officers, and other first responders.  In 2010, the Boone Heart Institute expanded its scope with the creation of Boone Medical Imaging, a subsidiary organization providing preventive cardiology imaging to over 40 clinics along the Front Range of Colorado.

From 2008 through 2013, Dr. Boone served as a member of the NFL Cardiovascular Committee.  In addition, he is the Co-Founder of the NFL Player Care Foundation Cardiovascular Program, sponsored by the NFL, NFL Player’s Association and the NFL Alumni Association.  Furthermore, Dr. Boone works as the Preventive Cardiology Consultant for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.  The Broncos players, coaches, and front office personnel have undergone the Boone Heart Institute’s advanced cardiovascular testing protocol prior to each season since 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.  His preventive efforts are also providing possible answers to the worldwide questions surrounding chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

In 2009, the Boone Heart Institute initiated its unique preventive cardiology testing with the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball, testing all players, coaches, and front office personnel.  The success of this program caused Dr. Boone’s testing regimen to become a permanent part of the Rockies’ Spring Training.  In 2015, the Pittsburgh Pirates adopted Dr. Boone’s testing protocol as a part of their spring training regimen.  In 2012, Dr. Boone sought to expand the reach of his cardiovascular work with athletes by founding the EveryHeart Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the heart health of high school athletes.

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.

“The Eradication of Heart Attack and Stroke”

After three decades in preventive medicine, Jeffrey L. Boone, M.D. is closer than ever to his career-long goal:  to eradicate heart disease and stroke within his lifetime.  With new technology and treatment advances surfacing everyday, we can now detect and aggressively treat the world’s #1 killer before the patient ever experiences an adverse event.

In this speaking program, Dr. Boone will present his case that no one should ever have a heart attack.  He believes that Colorado can be a beacon of heart health to the rest of the nation—and ultimately the world—but that change will happen through communities, business leaders, and individuals; not hospitals and insurance companies. 

Dr. Boone’s gift for illustrating complex medical concepts with real-world stories, analogies, and jokes makes this presentation far from the average health care seminar.  Through the lens of prevention, Dr. Boone also provides his unique view of on the state of health care and the inherent flaws of a system built upon failure.  Don’t miss this opportunity to take control of your own health in an often confusing and inefficient health care system.

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