Shelley Miyamoto, MD



Related Departments

Heart Transplant Heart Institute


Clinical - Director, Cardiomyopathy Program


Top Doctor in Denver
Awarding Body: 5280 Magazine
Date: 2011
Description: Voted a 5280 best doctor by my peers in response to the question, "Which physician would you trust to treat you and your family?"

Medical Student Teaching Award
Awarding Body: School of Medicine Class of 2013
Date: 2010
Description: Medical Student Teaching Award: Best Clinical Correlates.

Fern Primack Heart Who Cares Award
Awarding Body: Heart Institute at The Children's Hospital
Date: 2009
Description: Nominated by peers and colleagues in recognition of dedication to the Heart Institute and Cardiac patient families. Awarded by the Little Hearts Committee

Cardiovascular Scholar Award Winner
Awarding Body: American Federation for Medical Research
Date: 2006
Description: Awarded for abstract presentation titled, "Cell-specific Responses in an Apoptotic Model of Viral Myocarditis"

Biography & Interests

Clinical Interests

My primary clinical interests include caring for children that have or are at risk of developing heart muscle diseases (cardiomyopathy) and those that have had a heart transplant. I also care for children who have varied forms of congenital heart disease and connective tissue disorders (Loeys-Dietz syndrome, Turner's syndrome).

Research Interests

My research interest is to identify targeted therapy specific to children suffering from poor heart function. Currently, treatment of children with heart failure is based on what is done for adult patients. Important differences exist between children and adults with heart failure and our goal is to identify treatment options that are appropriate specifically for children.

Volunteer Activities

I am a member of the Leadership Council for the Cardiovascular Disease in the Young subcommittee of the American Heart Association. As a member of this organization I participate in efforts to improve awareness of heart disease, advocate for patient rights and have the opportunity to contribute to national guideline development for children with heart disease.

Education & Training

Medical Schools

University of Iowa College of Medicine  - Medicine (1998)

Residency Program

Rhode Island Hospital  - Pediatrics (2002)


University of Colorado Health Sciences Center  - Pediatric Cardiology (2005)

Undergraduate Schools

University of Iowa  (1993)


American Heart Association (AHA) - Leadership Council Member
American College of Cardiology - Member
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Member
Heart Failure Society of America - Member
American Federation for Medical Research - Member

Research & Grants

Selective ?1-adrenergic Blockade in Children with Heart Failure
Sponsor: State of Colorado and University of Colorado
Begins: 2010

Cardiac Beta-adrenergic Adaptation in Pediatric Heart Failure
Sponsor: NIH
Begins: 2009

Beta-adrenergic Receptor Regulation in Pediatric Heart Failure
Sponsor: CCTSI
Begins: 2009

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Primary Location

13123 E. 16th Ave.
Aurora CO, 80045-7106

(720) 777-3218

(720) 777-7892


Children's Hospital Colorado on Anschutz Medical Campus