Howard Saft
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


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

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • 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, 2021
all good

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 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 PatientMay, 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 PatientMay, 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 PatientApril, 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!

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2021
The doctor I saw asked me questions about my health problem that other specialists have not asked, listened carefully, and suggested other reasons for the condition that I had not considered. He seemed very intent on finding a cause or solution. {unrelated comment] I was pleased with his serious attitude towards my symptoms, and I had the feeling I was being listened to.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2021
excellent care

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2021
Very good experience

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2021
Dr. Saft provides very good care, respects my health, intelligence and well-being.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
The pulmonologist was wonderful and throughly explained my tests and was friendly and professional!

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