Cecile S. Rose
Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic
Department of Medicine
Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
5280 Top Doctors 2016 (12th year) Best Doctors in America® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Environmental and Occupational Diseases
  • Inflammation
  • Pulmonary Disease Research, Other

Special Interests

Research Interests

Dr. Rose has been involved in collaborative research in noninfectious granulomatous lung diseases including sarcoidosis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis (with particular focus on hot tub, swimming pool and bioaerosol-related cases). Other research focuses on mining-related lung diseases including silicosis and radiogenic diseases of uranium miners and millers; laboratory-animal allergen and endotoxin exposures; and flavor-related lung diseases.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Rose has a long-standing interest in occupational and environmental lung diseases. She has particular experience in hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) and in the pneumoconioses, including diagnosis, causation, management and prevention. She also is committed to the diagnosis and management of patients with sarcoidosis.


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: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Occupational Medicine


Glazer, CG, Martyny J, Rose, C. 2008. Hot tub associated granulomatous lung disease from mycobacterial bioaerosols. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 15 (3):138-144.

Martyny, J.W., Van Dyke, M.V., Arbuckle, S., Towle, M., Rose, C.S. 2008. Diacetyl Exposures in the Flavor Manufacturing Industry. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 5 (11):679-688.

Wasfi, Y. S., C. S. Rose, J. R. Murphy, L. J. Silveira, J. C. Grutters, Y. Inoue, M. A. Judson, and L. A. Maier. 2006. A new tool to assess sarcoidosis severity. Chest 129(5):1234-45.

Pacheco, K. A., C. McCammon, P. S. Thorne, E. O'Neill M, A. H. Liu, J. W. Martyny, M. Vandyke, L. S. Newman, and C. S. Rose. 2006. Characterization of Endotoxin and Mouse Allergen Exposures in Mouse Facilities and Research Laboratories. Ann Occup Hyg 50(6):563-72.

Weeks, J. L., and C. Rose. 2006. Metal and non-metal miners' exposure to crystalline silica, 1998-2002. Am J Ind Med 49(7):523-34.

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

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2016
Dr. Rose probably saved my life the first time I saw her, and I'll be forever grateful. She's one of the best doctors I've ever had, if not the best.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2016
*Dr. Rose is an excellent provider.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
I have already 2 family members that they need to go to National Jewish.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2016
Best of the Best!