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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.

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.



1980 - 1983
Medical College of Virginia, Internal Medicine
1976 - 1980
University of Illinois School of Medicine, MD
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH


1983 - 1986
Medical College of Virginia

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