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Jerry A. Nick

Jerry A. Nick, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Nick is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

Special Interests

Research Interets

Pulmonary inflammation, host response to Pseudomonas aeruginosa and nontuberculous mycobacteria.



1985 - 1989
University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle, WA), MD
1981 - 1985
Washington State University (Pullman, WA), BS, Biochemistry, Summa Cum Laude


1989 - 1992
University of Washington (Seattle, WA), Internal Medicine


1993 - 1997
University of Colorado Denver, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Awards & Recognition

2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.

Board Certification

1992, 2002: American Board of Internal Medicine
1997, 2007: ABIM- Critical Care
1996, 2005: ABIM- Pulmonary


Parks QM, Young RL, Poch KR, Malcolm KC, Vasil ML, Nick JA. Neutrophil enhancement of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm development: human F-actin and DNA as targets for therapy. J Med Microbiol. 2009 Apr;58(Pt 4):492-502.

Saavedra MT, Hughes GJ, Sanders LA, Carr M, Rodman DM, Coldren CD, Geraci MW, Sagel SD, Accurso FJ, West J, Nick JA. Circulating RNA transcripts identify therapeutic response in cystic fibrosis lung disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Nov 1;178(9):929-38.

Smoak K, Madenspacher J, Jeyaseelan S, Williams B, Dixon D, Poch KR, Nick JA, Worthen GS, Fessler MB. Effects of liver X receptor agonist treatment on pulmonary inflammation and host defense. J Immunol. 2008 Mar 1;180(5):3305-12.

Saavedra MT, Patterson AD, West J, Randell SH, Riches DW, Malcolm KC, Cool CD, Nick JA, Dinarello CA. Abrogation of anti-inflammatory transcription factor LKLF in neutrophil-dominated airways. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2008 Jun;38(6):679-88.

Silva E, Arcaroli J, He Q, Svetkauskaite D, Coldren C, Nick JA, Poch K, Park JS, Banerjee A, Abraham E. HMGB1 and LPS induce distinct patterns of gene expression and activation in neutrophils from patients with sepsis-induced acute lung injury. Intensive Care Med. 2007 Oct;33(10):1829-39.

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver

Academic Affiliations

2011-present: Professor, Division of Pulmonary Science and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

2008-Present: Rebecca Runyon Bryan Chair in Cystic Fibrosis
2005-Present: Director, University of Colorado Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program

Conflicts of Interest

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