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ALS Clinic

Two women chatting in parkAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. According to the ALS Association, more than 5,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with the disease each year.

The ALS Clinic at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, has a multidisciplinary team of specially trained healthcare professionals who address the many different needs of ALS patients during a single half- day visit.

Led by a neurologist and a pulmonologist, the team also includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, nurses, speech language pathologists and ALS Association Care Services staff, along with other health professionals and services providers.

ALS patients also have access to the full scope of clinical services at National Jewish Health if and when those services are required.

We are honored to care for patients who were formerly treated at the Colorado Neurological Institute.


  • Kristen Boretti

    Kristen Boretti, MS, CCC-SLP

  • Alexander Dietz

    Alexander Dietz, MD

  • Jinny Tavee

    Jinny Tavee, MD

Clinical Trials

For more than 100 years, National Jewish Health has been committed to finding new treatments and cures for diseases. Search our clinical trials.

Reasons to Choose National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked #1 or #2 in Pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report for 26 consecutive years
  • Ranked in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians consistently recognized among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 6% of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to hundreds of active clinical trials
  • 124-year history of focus on care, research and education serving patients from around the world with lung, heart, immune and related disorders
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