Lipids & Prevention

Advanced Lipid Disorders Clinic & Lipoprotein Apheresis Program


To provide extraordinary care for individuals with lipid disorders and for those who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease.


UCH Clinical Care Highlights

  • Multidisciplinary team including endocrinologists, cardiologists, registered dietitians, and nurses
  • Patients can see multiple providers on the same day
  • Offer state-of-the-art lifestyle and medical therapy for the treatment of lipid disorders and the prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Monthly meetings to discuss complex cases and the latest research
  • We offer ongoing lipoprotein apheresis therapy to patients with poorly controlled and severely elevated LDL-cholesterol and Lipoprotein(a). The multidisciplinary team includes specialized apheresis nurses and is supervised by Dr. Cornier and the inpatient cardiology team. The apheresis program at UCH is one of the biggest in the country offering this state-of-the-art treatment to close to 20 patients.

Research Highlights

  • We are recruiting participants for clinical trials of new lipid modifying therapies
  • Our providers are also involved in research studies in body weight regulation and metabolism

Education Highlights

  • The lipid team gives lectures on managing lipid disorders across disciplines on local, state, national and international stages
  • The lipid clinic team meets monthly to review the latest research and clinical trials
  • Drs. Cornier and Saxon provide education on lipid disorders to the CUSOM medical school and physician assistant curriculum
  • The clinic dietician offers the latest education on nutrition to our patients

Meet Our Team




David Saxon, MD


Steven Simon, MD 


Shannon Christen, RD, CDCES, CCHP


Shannon Clawson, RN, BSN

Cardiology (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 1

12605 East 16th Avenue

3rd Floor

Aurora, CO 80045


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