Dr. Reginald Washington is clinical professor of pediatric cardiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and medical director of Rocky Mountain Pediatrix Cardiology in Denver.
Dr. Washington has been chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness, and cochair of its National Task Force on Obesity. He also served as cochair of the Commission on School Nutrition and Physical Activities for Denver Public Schools, and is the former President of the American Heart Association (AHA) of Colorado, and served on the National Board of Directors of the AHA.
Dr. Washington's publications include contributions to several textbooks, dozens of presentations at professional conferences and papers such as Guidelines for Pediatric Cardiovascular Centers (Pediatrics, 2002). His professional interests focus on exercise physiology of children, cholesterol and hypertension, and preventative cardiology.
Dr. Washington currently is a member of the Expert Committee on the Assessment and Prevention of Childhood Obesity convened by the American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control, and Health Resources and Services Administration; a member of the Expert Panel on Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Children convened by the National Institutes of Health; a member of the Measurement Advisory Panel on Childhood Obesity for the National Committee for Quality Assurance; and a member of the Expert Committee on Obesity for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He serves on the board of Action for Healthy Kids and is its vice chairman.
Dr. Washington was named Cardiologist of the Year by HCA, The Healthcare Company (2004) and Physician of the Year by the National American Heart Association (1995). He has been chosen by 5280 Magazine as the Best Pediatric Cardiologist in Denver for the past seven years. In 2004 he was awarded the William E. Morgan Alumni Achievement Award from Colorado State University, where he received his B.S. He received his M.D. from the University of Colorado.