David A. Beuther, MD, PhD, FCCP

David A. Beuther
David A. Beuther, MD, PhD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Beuther is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Chief Medical Information Officer
Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Leveraging information systems to enhance clinical trial recruitment
  • Obesity and Asthma

Special Interests

Clinical Interests

Asthma, COPD, and complex chronic airways disorders.

Research Interests

Current research focuses on integration of information systems to improve care delivery, and to enhance the speed and efficiency of clinical trial recruitment. Past research focused on the epidemiology and mechanisms underlying the association between obesity and asthma.


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Clinical Science Graduate Program, Doctor of Philosophy
University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, MI), MD
University of Michigan Health System (Ann Arbor, MI), Internal Medicine
National Jewish Health, Pulmonary Diseases
University of Colorado Denver, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Pulmonary Diseases
American Board of Critical Care Medicine
American Board of Preventive Medicine, Clinical Informatics


"Performance of a Rules-Based, Electronic, Health Record-Driven, Severe Asthma Case Finding Algorithm for Clinical Trial Recruitment."

Murphy KR, Chipps B, Beuther DA, Wise RA, McCann W, Gilbert I, Eudicone JM, Gandhi HN, Harding G, Coyne KS, Zeiger RS. Performance Assessment of the Asthma Impairment and Risk Questionnaire: A Composite Control Measure. Accepted with minor changes, JACI: In Practice, January 17, 2020, in press.

Beuther DA. Recent Insight Into Obesity and Asthma. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine. 16:64-70, 2010.

Beuther DA. Obesity and Asthma. Clinics In Chest Medicine. 30(3):479-488, Sept 2009. Beuther DA. Hypoventilation in Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 30(3):321-329, 2009.

Sutherland ER, Goleva E, Strand M, Beuther DA, Leung DY. Body Mass and Glucocorticoid Response in Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 178(7):682-687, 2008.

Beuther DA, Sutherland ER. Overweight, obesity and incident asthma: a meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 175(7):661-666, 2007. [PMID 17234901]

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver

Conflicts of Interest

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654
  • Fax: 303.270.2216



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

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
I travel from out of state to your health center because it is ranked among the very best in the world in pulmonary care. I have never been disappointed. The technical expertise of professionals is superlative and everyone involved in patient care is 100% concerned with delivering exceptional service. The number one (or two ranking) is very well deserved.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
I like dr Beuther very much. He is kind, understanding and listens very well to all my questions.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
Dr Buether always includes me in decisions about my health care and he is open to listening and discussing my ideas with me. I really appreciate his willingness in sorting through my thoughts about my health and for being honest about whether I am on track or off track about my current systems.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Dr. Beuther is fantastic!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Very pleased!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Dr. Beuther is exceptionally good. He's always very kind and very thorough and in fact I have just recommended him to a friend of mine who has just found out she has [lung disease]. She has made an appointment because I think so highly of him and I'm sure she will also.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Dr. Beuther is a wonderful listener and hears as I share concerns and such. I really appreciate the time he takes to be present and caring.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
First and foremost, Dr. Beuther listened to me, that is the number one priority for me. Like most people, I want to feel I'm being heard.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
*Dr. Beuther is an excellent doctor. He answered all of my questions.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Dr Beuther is an excellent doctor he is very thorough and makes me feel cared for and in good hands. He is an excellent doctor.

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