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Katherine Hisert

Katherine Hisert, MD, PhD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Hisert is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

Special Interests

Cystic Fibrosis; the role of monocytes and macrophages in regulating airway inflammation.



1997 - 2004
Rockefeller University, Infection Biology, PhD
1997 - 2006
Weill Medical College of Cornell, Medicine, MD
1992 - 1996
Brown University, Biochemistry, BS


2006 - 2007
Columbia University Medical Center, Internal Medicine


2007 - 2009
Columbia University Medical Center, Internal Medicine


2010 - 2013
University of Washington, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Awards & Recognition

2006: AMWA Glasgow Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement, American Medical Women’s Association, Weill Medical College of Cornell
2015: Charlie Moore Endowed Fellowship for Cystic Fibrosis Research
2015: LeRoy Matthews Physician-Scientist Award (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)
2015: Semifinalist for Best Junior Investigator Abstract in Basic Science competition, North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference
2019: Colorado Research Development Program Junior Faculty Recruitment Award (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)

Board Certification

2009: Internal Medicine
2012: Pulmonary Diseases
2013: Critical Care Medicine 

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society   
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Academic Affiliations

St. Joseph Hospital - Denver

Website Information

Hisert Lab