David Schopfer, MD

Core Investigator
+1 415 221-4810 ext. 24266

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.


Participation in Pulmonary Rehabilitation by Veterans Health Administration and Medicare Beneficiaries After Hospitalization for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention

Vercammen-Grandjean C, Schopfer DW, Zhang N, Whooley MA

Association of Veterans Health Administration Home-Based Programs With Access to and Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation.

JAMA Internal Medicine

Schopfer DW, Krishnamurthi N, Shen H, Duvernoy CS, Forman DE, Whooley MA

Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation Among Patients With Heart Failure.

Journal of cardiac failure

Park LG, Schopfer DW, Zhang N, Shen H, Whooley MA

Decisive Bearing of Organizational Dynamics on the Application and Success of Hospital-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Mayo Clinic proceedings

Forman DE, Fix GM, McDannold S, McIntosh N, Schopfer DW, Whooley MA, Charns MP

Factors Associated With Utilization of Cardiac Rehabilitation Among Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease in the Veterans Health Administration: A QUALITATIVE STUDY.

Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention

Schopfer DW, Priano S, Allsup K, Helfrich CD, Ho PM, Rumsfeld JS, Forman DE, Whooley MA

Cardiac Rehabilitation in Older Adults.

The Canadian journal of cardiology

Schopfer DW, Forman DE

Cardiac rehabilitation use among veterans with ischemic heart disease.

JAMA Internal Medicine

Schopfer DW, Takemoto S, Allsup K, Helfrich CD, Ho PM, Forman DE, Whooley MA

Transitional care challenges of rehospitalized veterans: listening to patients and providers.

Population health management

Stephens C, Sackett N, Pierce R, Schopfer D, Schmajuk G, Moy N, Bachhuber M, Wallhagen MI, Lee SJ

Predictive value of reactive hyperemia for cardiovascular events in patients with peripheral arterial disease undergoing vascular surgery.

Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology

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