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Patrick S. Hume

Dr. Patrick Hume is a fellowship-trained pulmonologist & critical care specialist who treats all lung diseases, including COPD & alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

Special Interests

Research Interests

My research focus is to understand the repair and remodeling which occurs in the lungs in response to long-term cigarette smoke exposure. I am particularly interested in understanding the role which pulmonary macrophages play in determining the body's response to cigarette smoke exposure. We utilize advanced microscopy to understand the location of macrophages in human lungs to determine how cell location influences function.

Clinical Interests

My clinical interest is in treating pulmonary patients with COPD and Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.  I direct the National Jewish Health Alpha-1 Clinic.



2005 - 2013
University of Colorado, Denver, Combined MD, PhD program
2001 - 2005
University of Colorado, Boulder, BS, Chemical Engineering


2013 - 2016
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine


2013 - 2016
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine


2016 - 2020
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Pulmonary & Critical Care

Awards & Recognition

2018: Reuben. M. Cherniak Fellow, National Jewish Health
2013: Gold Headed Cane Award, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
2005: American Chemical Society Most promising researcher, University of Colorado, Boulder  

Board Certification

2016: Internal Medicine
2018: Pulmonary Medicine
2019: Critical Care Medicine  

Professional Memberships

 American Thoracic Society

Teaching & Professional Positions

Instructor of Medicine, Univeristy of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus