Reginald Washington, MD, FAAP, FACC, FAHA
Chief Medical Officer
Reginald Washington MD, FAAP, FACC, FAHA is the Chief Medical Officer of the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, and Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In addition, he is the Past President of the Medical Staff as well as Past Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. He has been in Private Practice Pediatric Cardiology for 30 years at HealthONE and has served as the Chief Medical Officer for Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children for the past six years.
He served two terms on the Board of Directors of the National American Heart Association. He was member of the Expert Committee on Obesity for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Past-Chairman of the Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness of the AAP and he was Co-Chairman of the Task Force on Obesity for the Academy. He is a member of the National Council on Youth Sports Safety.
Dr. Washington has published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals on childhood obesity, pediatric cardiology and related topics and serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Pediatrics and the Editorial Board of Congenital Heart Disease. He is a member of the AHA’s writing group “Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes with Genetic and Congenital CV Diseases”.
He received the Physician of the Year award from the National American Heart Association (AHA), Gold Heart Award from the AHA, Cardiologist of the Year from HCA Corp., the Alumni Achievement Award from Colorado State University, the Civis Princeps Award from Regis University, the Shaffer Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Samaritan Institute’s National Samaritan Award. He was voted one of the best Pediatric Cardiologist in Denver by 5280 magazine for 11 years, Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Pediatrician (Pediatric Cardiology) by the Consumer Research Council, and the Denver Business Journal’s Champions in Health Care. He was a finalist for Surgeon General of the United States in 2006.