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.

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 PatientDecember, 2018
As I said earlier, everyone I encountered was friendly, helpful and generous with their time when I had questions....Your staff is exceptional.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2018
She was one of the highlights of the visit. I am a person who desires to understand as much as I can about my responsibility as a patient. Dr. Huitt took the time to meaningfully educate me on what I could do while showing consideration for my existing knowledge and opinions. I would 100% recommend her for a family or friend. A top notch approach by a modern provider, that should serve as benchmark for how to properly conduct medicine.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2018
9. Excellent!

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2018
I travel from [my home state] to CO every year (sometimes twice) because I have never had a dr or medical facility that I have such confidence in as NJH. Dr Huitt knows I am very sensitive to the medications and she listens to my concerns regarding pros and cons of starting medications. She works with me, unlike many dr I have had in the past who seem to force you to take the medications and leave you to deal with the side effects on your own.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2018
She always finds things other MD's miss and develops plans to address each finding.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2018
I love Dr Huitt. She is the greatest doctor I have ever had. She exhibits so much genuine care and concern for me. I have been truly blessed to have her as my doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2018
Dr. Gwen Huitt is just the best!!!

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2018
How come there is not an "excellent" or "outstanding category" in this page? I would have marked that throughout!

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2018
Dr. Gwen Huitt ( as well as, all of the other physicians, therapists, lab technicians, etc.) were absolutely amazing! professional, intelligent, kind, and compassionate !

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2018
excellence,compassion, and professionalism are descriptive words I would use.

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