David Schopfer, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 24266
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    University of California San FranciscoMAS in Clinical Research2013Graduate Division
    University of Illinois at ChicagoFellowship2011Cardiology
    Boston UniversityChief Residency2008Internal Medicine
    Boston UniversityResidency2007Internal Medicine
    Chicago Medical SchoolMD2004Medicine
    Boston CollegeBS2000Biochemistry
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    Boston University2007  - 2008Selected Medicine Chief Resident
    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine2011Best Mentor Award
    Amer Assoc of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation2013Young Investigator Award

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    Dr. Schopfer is a cardiologist and health services researcher at the San Francisco VA Healthcare System whose long-term goal is to develop, implement, and disseminate cost-effective strategies to improve delivery of high quality cardiovascular care. In particular, he recognizes the importance of physical activity as a mechanism to reduce morbidity and mortality for patients with both ischemic heart disease and heart failure. His current work is focused on the utilization of cardiac rehabilitation services, which is inadequate at this time, and determining how to increase access to and participation in cardiac rehabilitation utilizing new methods of delivery including telemedicine and mobile technologies.

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    Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation for Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease
    NIH/NHLBI K23HL136886Feb 1, 2018 - Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Vercammen-Grandjean C, Schopfer DW, Zhang N, Whooley MA. Participation in Pulmonary Rehabilitation by Veterans Health Administration and Medicare Beneficiaries After Hospitalization for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2018 Nov; 38(6):406-410. PMID: 30252780.
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    2. Beatty AL, Doll JA, Schopfer DW, Maynard C, Plomondon ME, Shen H, Whooley MA. Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation and Mortality After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking Program. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Oct 02; 7(19):e010010. PMID: 30371315.
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    3. Krishnamurthi N, Schopfer DW, Ahi T, Bettencourt M, Piros K, Ringer R, Shen H, Kehler JP, Whooley MA. Predictors of Patient Participation and Completion of Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Veterans Health Administration for Patients With Coronary Heart Disease. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Jan 01; 123(1):19-24. PMID: 30409412.
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    4. Schopfer DW, Whooley MA. Veterans Health Administration Home-Based Programs and Cardiac Rehabilitation-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jun 01; 178(6):874. PMID: 29868753.
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    5. Schopfer DW, Krishnamurthi N, Shen H, Duvernoy CS, Forman DE, Whooley MA. Association of Veterans Health Administration Home-Based Programs With Access to and Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 May 01; 178(5):715-717. PMID: 29356813.
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    6. Beatty AL, Truong M, Schopfer DW, Shen H, Bachmann JM, Whooley MA. Geographic Variation in Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation in Medicare and Veterans Affairs Populations: Opportunity for Improvement. Circulation. 2018 May 01; 137(18):1899-1908. PMID: 29305529.
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    7. Rohrbach G, Schopfer DW, Krishnamurthi N, Pabst M, Bettencourt M, Loomis J, Whooley MA. The Design and Implementation of a Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Fed Pract. 2017 May; 34(5):34-39. PMID: 30766279.
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    8. Park LG, Schopfer DW, Zhang N, Shen H, Whooley MA. Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation Among Patients With Heart Failure. J Card Fail. 2017 May; 23(5):427-431. PMID: 28232047.
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    9. 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 11 01; 176(11):1726-1727. PMID: 27723859.
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    10. Schopfer DW, Forman DE. Growing Relevance of Cardiac Rehabilitation for an Older Population With Heart Failure. J Card Fail. 2016 Dec; 22(12):1015-1022. PMID: 27769907.
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    11. 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 Nov 01; 118(9):1287-1292. PMID: 27665203.
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    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 07; 91(7):975-7. PMID: 27378045.
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    13. 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. PMID: 27115074.
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    14. Schopfer DW, Forman DE. Cardiac Rehabilitation in Older Adults. Can J Cardiol. 2016 09; 32(9):1088-96. PMID: 27297002.
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    15. 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. PMID: 25133868.
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    16. 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. PMID: 24439979.
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    17. 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. PMID: 23560514; PMCID: PMC3780306.
    18. 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. PMID: 22795286.
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    19. 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. PMID: 20469608.
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    20. 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. PMID: 17717291; PMCID: PMC2596307.