Gwen A. Huitt
Department of Medicine
Division of Mycobacterial & Respiratory Infections
5280 Top Doctors 2017 (2nd year)
Best Doctors in America® 2017-2018 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2017 — 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

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Amount of time spent with you

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Includes you in decisions

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Explanation of problem/condition

Recommended to others



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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2017
I love *Dr. Huitt. I have been coming since [Date] twice a year. I believe during my initial stay [Date] *Dr. Huitt saved my life.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2017
One of the best I have ever known.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2017
*Dr. Huitt explains things very clearly, and she is very exact about her treatment instructions -

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
*Dr. Huitt is wonderful! She is knowledgeable, caring, and spends enough time to answer all questions.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
Dr. Huitt is amazing!

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2017
Dr. Hewitt is in a league of her own. It's obvious she cares deeply for her patient's well being. That's why she asks about the family dynamics that impact the patient. (My husband has [Condition].) In the brief time Dr. Hewitt has known me, she's diagnosed conditions that no other MD has identified. Now that I have a proper diagnosis for my severe yet silent [Condition], I can make the necessary lifestyle changes to significantly improve my quality of life. I'm fortunate to have Dr. Hewitt as my primary doctor at NJH.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2017
I can't say enough good things about *Dr. Huitt. She has treated me for the past 13 years and I am extremely satisfied with the level of care she has given.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2017
*Dr. Huitt spent over an hour with me, largely spent listening to my history. I felt known, understood, validated, & cared for.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2017
I think *Dr. Huitt is the "best."

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2017
Most incredible doctor ever seen.

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