Cecile S. Rose
Cecile Rose is a pulmonologist and occupational/environmental medicine physician in Denver at National Jewish Health. Dr. Rose specializes in pneumoconiosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, silicosis, coal worker's pneumoconiosis and respiratory illnesses affecting post-9/11 veterans. She is the Medical Director for the Colorado Miners Clinic, the Center of Excellence for Silicosis & its Prevention Program and the Center of Excellence on Deployment-Related Lung Disease.
Department of Medicine
Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
Castle Connolly & 5280 Top Doctors 2023 (18th year)
Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

Special Interests

Research Interests

Dr. Rose leads research on mining-related lung diseases including silicosis and coal worker’s pneumoconiosis.  Her research is also centered on respiratory diseases affecting post-9/11 military veterans.  Additional research has been focused on hypersensitivity pneumonitis and sarcoidosis.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Rose has a long-standing interest in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of occupational and environmental lung diseases. She has particular expertise in dust diseases of the lung (pneumoconiosis) and in respiratory illnesses affecting post- 9/11 veterans. She also is experienced in the diagnosis and management of patients with granulomatous lung diseases such as hypersensitivity pneumonitis.


University of Illinois School of Medicine, MD
Medical College of Virginia, Internal Medicine
Medical College of Virginia,
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH,

Awards & Recognition

2014 and 2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
2013, to current  America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 Exceptional Women in Medicine, Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd.

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Occupational Medicine


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Academic Affiliations

Professor, Department of Medicine (Pulmonary Division), University of Colorado Denver; Secondary appointment in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

Patient Ratings

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2023
Very patient with me for years!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2023
Very good.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2023
*Dr. Rose is simply the best. I trust her completely!

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2023
Excellent experience -

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2023
*Dr. Rose always great!

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2023
*Dr. Rose has always been kind, caring & thorough.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2022
*Dr. Rose is simply the best!

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2022
Dr. Rose and her PA are extraordinary. This is my 3rd visit and each time I feel like I am being heard and cared for in a way I have never experienced. They listen and ask questions and allow a great deal of discussion about my care plan. Very honest and that means more to me than anything. I honestly feel Dr. Rose cares deeply for her patients and it is important for her that we do understand. My spouse was with me on my last visit, and he commented on the way they explain things. She comes down to our level and explains things in terms we understand. I am just very impressed with Dr. Rose and Richard. The way they work together is very impressive as well.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2022
All of our experience was above our expectations, and it was obvious our concerns were addressed.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2022
Dr. Rose and her PA Richard are very professional and personable. Absolutely great.

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