Howard Saft, MD, MS Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Howard Saft, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Saft is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Associate Professor Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Section of Critical Care Medicine Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2022 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 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Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 *Dr. Saft was very helpful & encouraging. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 All clinical personnel excellent! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 Excellent Doctor National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 The plan is for several test to be performed on Feb to help diagnose the issue. I have excessive travel the next few months making the testing difficult. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 Dr. Saaft spent time getting to know my situation. He was very thorough and spent more time than I had anticipated. He did not rush. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 *Dr. Saft took the time to ask questions about my medical problem. I never felt rushed like he was hurrying to get to the next appt. *Dr. Saft listened, comprehended my situation, then recommended his treatment protocol. Best doctor I have been to in a long time. #7. I was impressed. #8. He took the time - addressed our concerns. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 All went well. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Again very good job from all. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Always very good. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 *Dr. Saft took the time to explain everything. Very kind and concerned, very informative. Although everyone is busy I appreciate *Dr. Saft and all staff being generous with their time & care. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 The Doctor created a plan based on our consultation. This gave me confidence in the process moving forward in a productive manner. However, I think is would be good to carve out time in the Doctor's visit for a follow up visit immediately after initial testing. It takes so long to schedule, that much time is lost between this first meeting and analyzing results to focus diagnosis and treatment. Symptoms remain untreated and could easily worsen. show more National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Dr. Saft is the most competent, friendly, caring doctor I've seen in years. I'm very impressed with him. I'm so relieved to have found him. It's very rare to find such a special doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 *Dr. Saft was outstanding. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 Dr Saft made me feel at ease and communicated & listened. The visitWas not rushed National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 Dr Saft never made me feel like I was taking too much time and that he had something else to do National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 Dr Saft really seem to care about my condition and proposed many options we can do to start a remedy. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 I am an out of state patient seeing Dr Saft as part of evaluation for [my condition]. Dr Saft was extremely knowledgeable and thorough. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 all good National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 *Dr. Saft is hands-down the best pulmonologist I have seen in 45 yrs. respiratory disease. Very thorough, listens, discusses - I have great trust in his skills. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 *Dr. Saft is excellent in every way. He listens, he's empathetic, he follows through with what he said he would do. He coordinates care well I have complete confidence in him. The team works very well together. The nurses f/u well & timely. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 the entire group was great from the valet parking to check in and to the PA and to Dr. Saft all were great National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 Dr. Saft by far showed more interest and concern for my symptoms than any of the numerous other doctors that I've seen in the past 4 months. I feel lucky to get to see him and will continue to see him if I can!