Dr. Zwerdlinger is the Chief Medical Officer at St. Vincent Health. She has cared for the people of Leadville and Lake County for over 20 years. A Colorado native, she was educated at the University of Colorado for undergraduate, medical school and residency training.
As a board certified physician in family medicine Dr. Lisa (as she is affectionately known) has been a contributor to the academic programs of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Rocky Vista University since beginning her family medicine practice in Leadville in the 1990s. In her volunteer professorial role she teaches roughly 15 medical students per year. She explains that teaching and learning go hand-in-hand for her, and that being a professor keeps her current as a lifelong learner. In addition, the optimism that the students bring for their future profession serves as inspiration to her.
Dr. Zwerdlinger has a deep appreciation for the place and the people of rural Lake County. Her passion for living and playing in the mountains brought her to Leadville. She is an avid mountain biker, rock climber, ice climber, and backcountry skier. Dr. Lisa has co-authored many articles and studies on high altitude physiology.