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

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

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

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
Dr. Saft always listens to my concerns and provides thoughtful individualized care

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 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 PatientOctober, 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 PatientOctober, 2020
The doctor did take time to listen to me and offer suggestions about my treatment.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 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 PatientOctober, 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 PatientAugust, 2020
Very knowledgeable and caring physician, excellent listener

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 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 PatientMay, 2020
Dr. Saft is amazing and I

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