Gwen A. Huitt
Gwen A. Huitt, MD, is an infectious disease physician at National Jewish Health. Dr. Huitt is in the Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections.
Department of Medicine
Division of Mycobacterial & Respiratory Infections
Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (2 years)
Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

Special Interests

Clinical Interests

Dr. Huitt is interested in mycobacterial infections, diagnosis and treatment of sinopulmonary infections, and the management of bronchiectesis. She is also interested in management of adult cystic fibrosis.


University of Colorado Denver, MD
University of Colorado Denver, MS
University of Northern Colorado, BA
University of Colorado Denver, Internal Medicine
University of Colorado Denver, Infectious Diseases

Awards & Recognition

2014 and 2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
2013: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
2001: Recipient of the first NJH Outstanding Clinician Award
Chair, Medical Executive Committee
Chair, Infection Control Committee

Board Certification

Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases – certification and recertification

Professional Memberships

IDSA, ATS, ACCP, ACP, Colorado Thoracic Society, Colorado Infectious Disease Society


Dukes-Hamilton, C., Sterling, T.R., Blumberg, H.M., Leonard, M., McAuley, J., Schlossberg, D., Stout, J., Huitt, G., Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: Are we learning from history or repeating it? Clin Infect Dis, 2007. 45: p.338-342.

Griffith,D.E., Aksamit, T., Brown-Elliott, B.A, Catanzaro, A., Daley, C., Gordin, F., Holland, S.M., Horsburgh, R., Huitt,G., Iademarco, M.F., Iseman, M., Oliver,K., Ruoss,S., von Reyn, C.F., Wallace, R.J., Jr., Winthrop, K. An official ATS/IDSA statement: diagnosis, treatment and prevention of nontuberculous mycobacterial diseases. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2007. 175: p.367-416.

DeGroote, M.A., Huitt,G. Infections due to Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria. Clin Infect Dis, 2006. 42: p.1756-1763.

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease Following Hot Tub Exposure. J Emergin Infectious Diseases 2001:7(6): 1039-1042

Tuberculosis and atypical mycobacterial infections. In: Bone’s Atlas of Pulmonary Medicine. Crapo JD (ed.). 2004.

Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Colorado Hospital

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

Director, Adult Infectious Disease Care Unit
Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health

Conflicts of Interest

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654
  • Fax: 303.398.1476



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

Patient Ratings

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Spoke using clear language

Provider explained things clearly

Amount of time spent with you

Provider included you in decisions

Confidence in your doctor

Likelihood of recommending this provider


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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
I have been seeing Dr. Huitt since 2004 [PHI]. She is very competent, caring and professional and I have much respect for her.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2020
Dr. Huitt is as caring and compassionate as she is knowledgeable and capable. She is the best!

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2020
Dr Huitt is an exceptionally good doctor. She is knowledgeable, she communicates clearly in a straightforward manner. She asks and remembers about life circumstances that impact my well-being. She is warm and caring-the ideal doctor

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
I truly felt that my concerns were heard by Dr. Huitt and that she is in my corner and on my team with trying to improve my current health situation. Was very happy and impressed with her.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
Dr. Huitt has an excellent hand on the details concerning her patients. She seems to be a master of organization and has the highest expectations of those seeing her patients through the system. After recommending NJH to a friend last year and seeing the difficulties she has experienced at all levels, I am very thankful for Dr. Huitt's professionalism and her ability to address any problems or adjustments that need to be made.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
Dr Huitt and those who work with her are one of a kind. I think it is rare to find someone with brain power and empathy together. Same with her team.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
Dr Huitt and her nurse are amazing people, patient, kind, explanatory, caring etc. etc etc. in a word they are amazing people

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
Dr. Huitt is amazing! [PHI]. Had I not seen Dr. Huitt there is no doubt I would not be on the road to recovery. National Jewish and Dr. Huitt provide excellent life saving care.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
I think *Dr. Huitt is excellent!! I have a lot of confidence in her ability.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
Dr Huitt is a fabulous health care provider. She is comprehensive and extremely thorough. Her explanations are understandable and she has diagnosed my health conditions, given me instructions, and treatment plans that have improved my daily life and activities. I am forever grateful to Dr Huitt and the NJH team. The expertise of all my health care providers at NJH have been amazing.

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