Gwen A. Huitt
Department of Medicine
Division of Mycobacterial & Respiratory Infections
Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (2 years)
Best Doctors in America® 2017-2018 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2018 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Gwen A. Huitt, MD, is an infectious disease physician at National Jewish Health. Dr. Huitt is in the Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections.

Patient Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars

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

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Provider showed concern


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


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2018
I cannot say enough good things about Gwen Huitt - she has always gone the extra mile for me and never given up on me - if we run into a roadblock she keeps going and because of that she identified my rare condition and is treating that condition which so far is working - she is the best!!!

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2018
Highly recommend NJH. *Dr. Huitt took time to listen to my concerns. Explained everything I never felt rushed.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2018
Dr. Huitt was very supportive to me this visit with some issues that had not surfaced before. I very much appreciated the time she took with me.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2018
She is always kind and sincere. Great doctor!!!

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2018
Dr. Huitt is amazing! Anyone would be grateful to have her as their physician.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2018
Dr. Huitt is wonderful! She explains all my tests thoroughly using language which is understandable. She spends enough time to address any concerns which I might have. She is courteous, thorough, professional, and caring. I have been a patient of Dr. Huitt for over [NUMBER] years and I wish doctors everywhere could equal her standard of care.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2018
I wish I had seen her 3 yrs. earlier I don't think I would have had so many other problems.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2018
This provider was good. Finding out if they got my medical records was TERRIBLE!

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2018
Dr. Huitt is an excellent professional. I have every confidence in her care, and believe she prescribes a program for me to my other health professionals for my best health benefit.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2018
I would like to have Dr. Huitt explain the why behind the recommendations so I can make the best decisions about compliance when I can't do things exactly as requested. Understanding [CONDITION] and [CONDITION] is difficult and a long journey if you have never heard or read about them before being diagnosed. Some things have to be repeated several times from appt to appt in order for them to be thoroughly understood. We are taught these days not to depend on provider blindly but to be on charge of our own treatment. Sometimes it is hard to blindly follow instructions without thoroughly understanding why.

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