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Milene Saavedra

Dr. Milene Saavedra is a board-certified pulmonologist and researcher who specializes in cycstic fibrosis.

Special Interests

Research Interests

Cystic Fibrosis, biomarkers of lung inflammation, adaptive immune responses in cystic fibrosis



University of Florida College of Medicine, MD


Washington University, Residency

Awards & Recognition

2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine


Saavedra MT, Lynch DA. Emerging roles for CT imaging in cystic fibrosis. Radiology. 2009 Aug;252(2):327-9. Zander KA, Saavedra MT, West J, Scapa V, Sanders L, Kingdom TT. Protein microarray analysis of nasal polyps from aspirin-sensitive and aspirin-tolerant patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2009 May-Jun; 23(3):268-72.

Saavedra MT, Hughes GD, Sanders L, Carr M, Rodman DM, Coldren C, Accurso FJ, West J, Nick JA. Circulating RNA transcripts characterize therapeutic response in Cystic Fibrosis lung disease Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2008; 2008 Nov 1.

Fulcher ML, Gabriel SE, Olsen JC, Tatreau JR, Gentzsch M, Livanos E, Saavedra MT, Salmon P, Randell SH, Novel human bronchial epithelial line for cystic fibrosis research, Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2008 Oct 31.

Nold MF, Nold-Petry CA, Pott GB, Zepp JA, Saavedra MT, Kim SH, Dinarello, CA. Endogenous IL-32 controls cytokine and HIV-1 production. J Imm. 2008 Jul l;181(1):557-65.

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Academic Affiliations

Affiliate Faculty, University of Colorado Denver, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care

Teaching & Professional Positions

Associate Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center 

Conflicts of Interest

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