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. Assistant Professor Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Section of Critical Care Medicine Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2019 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® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2019 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars 78 Patient Ratings 13 Patient Comments × No Rating Available In order to provide the most accurate and useful information on our providers, we only post satisfaction data when a provider has received a minimum of 30 survey responses. 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Close Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services 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 4.8 Friendliness 4.9 Spoke using clear language 4.8 Provider explained things clearly 4.8 Amount of time spent with you 4.8 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Confidence in your doctor 4.8 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– April, 2019 I love Dr. Saft, from the very first time I met with him, he has always showed me respect and understanding for what I was dealing with and the struggles I was having to get diagnosed correctly. . . I am happy to have him as my doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 Dr Saft was caring and thorough. He allayed my fears about the results of [testing]. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 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 Patient– August, 2018 My condition initially improved and has remained stable - but no additional improvements seen - although we've tried several things. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 *Dr. Saft is excellent! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2018 *Dr. Saft is one of the best physicians I have worked with. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2018 Medicines were already familiar, Dr. Saft only adjusted to this point. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 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 Patient– February, 2018 I have already recommended *Dr. Saft to my family member who have similar health issues. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2017 My experience with *Dr. Saft was excellent. He was very kind and covered my health problems very efficiently. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2017 confidence depends on his follow up as does recommending him to others show more National Jewish Health Patient– September, 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. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2017 Doctors see so many patients but it felt like *Dr. Saft remembered me and my case. It inspired confidence that he had reviewed and thought carefully about my condition and progress.