Dr. Glenn Hirsch Joins National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital to Lead Cardiology
Denver, CO — Glenn Hirsch, MD, MHS, has joined the faculties at National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital as the Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line for both organizations. National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital are working together under a joint operating agreement to provide care to patients. Dr. Hirsch comes from the University of Louisville where he served as the clinical director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the cardiovascular fellowship program director. Dr. Hirsch will oversee growth of the cardiology service line for National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital. He also will see patients on both the National Jewish Health main campus and at Saint Joseph Hospital, as well as covering on-call at other SCL Health locations.
“National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital have generated tremendous loyalty from patients through a culture of patient-centered and evidence-based care,” said Dr. Hirsch. “I am looking forward to growing the joint cardiology program alongside our great faculty across the campuses.”
Dr. Hirsch received his medical degree at Loyola University Chicago – Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan and his fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute followed by a master’s degree in cardiovascular epidemiology at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to his appointment at University of Louisville, Dr. Hirsch worked at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he led local, national and international educational program development, participated in numerous cardiovascular imaging research projects and co-authored numerous publications.
National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 119 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.
SCL Saint Joseph Hospital founded in Denver in 1873 by the Sisters of Charity Leavenworth was the first private hospital in Colorado. Today it is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation and largest private teaching hospital in Denver. Specializing in a variety of areas including advanced heart care, pregnancy and childbirth and cancer treatment, Saint Joseph Hospital continues to offer the high-quality, affordable health care that has served Denver for more than 140 years. By working closely with top physicians, Kaiser Permanente and National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, Saint Joe’s is able to provide some of the best inpatient and outpatient care in Colorado. Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 180 physician clinics, home health, hospice, mental health, and safety-net services in Colorado and the Montana Wyoming region.