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Katherine M. Vandervest, MD

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My specialty:
Pulmonary Diseases

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Female

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About me

I am an Indiana native and moved to Colorado in 2005 after medical school to continue my physician training. I completed my residency and fellowship in pulmonary critical care at the University of Colorado.

About my practice

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2017, I spent 5 years working as a lung transplant physician. It was both a very challenging and rewarding time in my career and I truly enjoyed helping my patients get a second chance at life. It was during this time that I developed a particular interest in helping people with advanced COPD and ILD. I have been able to continue to follow my passion and work with my patients now to maximize medical treatment plans, counsel on lung transplant considerations, and offer additional supportive care. My goal is to give my patients a better understanding of their health and to work together to maintain better breathing!

How I thrive

I love spending as much time as I can outdoors with my family – traveling to see all the gorgeous landscapes in Colorado, hiking in the mountains, and cruising down the ski slopes in the winter.

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Medical groups and plans

Colorado Permanente Medical Group

Pulmonology Department name
280 Exempla Circle, Lafayette, CO 80026
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  • HMO
  • Medicare Senior Advantage

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  • 303-338-4545

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis , IN

Board certification

Pulmonary Disease

AM BD of Internal Medicine

Critical Care Medicine

AM BD of Internal Medicine

To verify board certification for an individual practitioner, please visit the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Medical Association, or the American Osteopathic Association websites.

Medical training

Internship/Residency

Internal Medicine

University of Colorado Denver
Aurora , CO

Fellowship

Pulmonary Medicine

University of Colorado Denver
Aurora , CO

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2017

Provider ID

028158
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This page was last updated on:

03/21/2019