Howard Saft
Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Section of Critical Care Medicine
Department of Medicine
Howard Saft, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Saft is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.


University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, Medicine
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, Internal Medicine
VA, UCLA and RAND Corporation, Los Angeles, CA, Health Services & Outcomes Research Fellowship
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Awards & Recognition

2014: Co-Chair, American Thoracic Society Patient Centered Outcomes Research Workshop

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine

Teaching & Professional Positions

2010-2016 : Assistant Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Instructor, NYU School of Medicine

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 PatientAugust, 2018
I was surprised at how much time he spent with me, listened & answered my questions. Very helpful discussion of optional possibilities.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2018
My condition initially improved and has remained stable - but no additional improvements seen - although we've tried several things.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2018
*Dr. Saft is excellent!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2018
*Dr. Saft is one of the best physicians I have worked with.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2018
Medicines were already familiar, Dr. Saft only adjusted to this point.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2018
Saw this doctor a year ago. He treated me for a 2 week stay at [HOSPITAL]. He never missed a day coming by to visit me. One of the best doctors I've ever had.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2018
I have already recommended *Dr. Saft to my family member who have similar health issues.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2017
My experience with *Dr. Saft was excellent. He was very kind and covered my health problems very efficiently.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2017
confidence depends on his follow up as does recommending him to others

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2017
Dr. Saft is one of the most thoughtful and careful physicians that I have encountered. As a scientist I really appreciated his systematic and thoughtful questions in his attempt to understand my problems. While we do not yet understand the cause, the medication he prescribed has eliminated a significant part of the problem. Further he has suggested a possible cause for the remaining issue, but due to my travels we are not yet able to test this hypothesis.

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