David M. Ferraro
David M. Ferraro, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Ferraro is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine


University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, MD
Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, Internal Medicine
Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, Pulmonary and Critical Care

Awards & Recognition

2019: Army / Air Force American College of Physicians Master Teacher Award
2019: James J. Leonard Award for Excellence in Teaching Internal Medicine
2019: Teacher of the Year, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
2018: Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences AOA Faculty Teacher of the Year
2017-2018: "Most Valued Instructor" (three times)
2011: Outstanding Teaching Fellow of the Year, Brooke Army Medical Center

Board Certification

2010: Internal Medicine
2012: Pulmonary Disease
2014: Critical Care Medicine

Professional Memberships

2016- Present: American College of Physicians, Fellow
2015-Present: American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
2020-Present: Society of Critical Care Medicine, Fellow


Ferraro D, Geiling J, Reed M.  Fundamental Critical Care Support: Austere Operational Environment.  Chapter 4: Acute Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation.  2019.     

Ferraro DM, French SK, Bell DG.  Bilateral Indwelling Pleural Catheters for Pleural Effusions Secondary to Nonmalignant Superior Vena Cava Obstruction.  Annals Am Thorac Soc 2018; 15(2): 258-62.  PMID 29388816.

Ferraro DM, McCann ET, Bell DG.  Airway Management in Combat Trauma.  Current Pulmonology Reports 2017 Sep; 6(3): 206-213.

Forbes DA, Bassett EA, Auger WR, Ferraro DM.  Persistent Pulmonary Artery Filling Defects: Looking Beyond Anticoagulation Failure.  Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension 2016; 15(2): 106-112.  

Ferraro DM, Hiles PD.  Blast-Related Lung Injuries.  Current Pulmonology Reports 2016 Jun; 5(2): 70-76.

Teaching & Professional Positions

Consultant, Fundamental Critical Care Support Course
Director, Fundamental Disaster Management Course
2014-2019: Associate Program Director, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Internal Medicine Residency
2014-2019: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Science

Conflicts of Interest

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



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

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
    1835 Franklin Street
    Denver, CO 80218

Patient Ratings

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National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
Very professional, carry and provide great explanations regarding the condition.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
Dr. Ferraro was excellent. My only suggestion is that he prescribed 3 treatments - one less invasive (saline nasal irrigation), and two others probably relatively benign medications (if I recall, one was musinex and the other may have involved a steroid). He didn't suggest starting with the least invasive before going to more possibly side effect options. On my own, I elected to try the saline irrigation first - and in one day it completely cleared the problem - so the other stuff wasn't needed.Good to have the other stuff available, but I would have preferred to have been offered the option (that I took on my own initiative later) of trying least invasive and stepping up interventions if and as needed.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
Very trustworthy, professional and friendly.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2021
Excellent Dr-highly valued!

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2021

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2021
Great listening skills which provided good questions to me regarding my health. He also provided frank feedback to me with respect and honestly. I like that in a doctor! Dr. Ferraro is terrific!

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2021
Had a great experience, Dr has good bedside manner, was informative and took his time and didnt feel like it was rushed at all. He was very thorough

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2021
Total satisfaction

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2021
Very positive, also he shared that he would set up a day of testing, which traveling from out of town to National Jewish Health is so appreciated!

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2021
This doctor shows individual interest and has helped me above and beyond, so rare to find this level of attention and care!

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