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 2020 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. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars 58 Patient Ratings 17 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Center for Post-COVID-19 Care and Recovery Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital Critical Illness Recovery Center Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) National Jewish Health - Saint Joseph Hospital Rose Medical Center Critical Care Service Section of Critical Care Medicine Swedish Medical Center Critical Care Service Tele ICU Program Specialties & Conditions Asthma Chronic Cough Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath) Hypoxemia Post Intensive Care Syndrome Research Areas Improving Long Term Outcomes From Critical Illness Outcomes Research News & Videos National Jewish Health Appoints New Medical Leadership at Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital Education Education 1996 - 2000 University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, Medicine Residency 2003 - 2003 Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, Internal Medicine Fellowship 2008 - 2010 VA, UCLA and RAND Corporation, Los Angeles, CA, Health Services & Outcomes Research Fellowship 2004 - 2007 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 National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. 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Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 Saint Joseph Hospital 1835 Franklin Street Denver, CO 80218 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 4.9 Friendliness 4.9 Spoke using clear language 4.9 Provider explained things clearly 4.9 Amount of time spent with you 5 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Confidence in your doctor 4.9 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.8 Comments 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 Patient– December, 2020 The pulmonologist was wonderful and throughly explained my tests and was friendly and professional! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 Dr. Saft always listens to my concerns and provides thoughtful individualized care National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 Dr. Saft makes me feel like he really cares about my medical problems and is trying hard to resolve them. He explains there causes and the course will take to heal them. He has excellent bedside manners. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 Dr Saft is an excellent clinician- he approaches issues as a puzzle/problem to be solved, which I like, rather than just providing a med that gives temporary relief. I highly recommend him. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 The doctor did take time to listen to me and offer suggestions about my treatment. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 I have been impressed with the time Dr Saft has spent with me and his willingness to explain things and answer questions. I have never felt rushed or not listened to. Thank you. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 Dr. Saft is excellent, thanks to him my pulmonary issues were back to the normal, very concerned, great person, and human being who cares about his patients. LOVE HIM National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Very knowledgeable and caring physician, excellent listener National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Dr. Saft spent much more time than I expected listening carefully to my medical history and asking questions. I was impressed by his thoroughness. I never felt rushed National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 Dr. Saft is amazing and I National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 *Dr. Saft is by far the most thorough and caring provider I have had. Treatment is excellent and I am doing much better. I already recommended him to a friend. show more National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 Dr. Saft is probably the best physician I have ever seen. He listens, explains well, really provides individualized care to me. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 Only saw this provider twice, but he was professional, kind, and thorough both times. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 I wasn't too concerned about how much the care providers showed concern for my worries, but I could tell that my concerns were taken seriously. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 very good everything is about it is very good National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 Good. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2019 great.