James T. Good Jr
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (18 years)
Best Doctors in America® 2017-2018 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2017 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
James T. Good Jr, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Good is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Severe Refractory Asthma


University of Kansas, MD
University of Kansas, BA
University of Kansas, Chief Medical Resident
University of Kansas,
University of Colorado Denver, Pulmonary and Critical Care
University of Colorado Denver, Parker B Francis Research Fellow

Awards & Recognition

2014 and 2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
5280 Denver’s Best Doctors for 12 years
Inducted into Colorado Pulmonary Hall of Fame 2006

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Professional Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha
FCCP (Governor Colorado Wyoming 1986-1992)
Colorado Medical Society


Sahn SA, Reller LB, Taryle DA, Antony VB, Good JT Jr: The contribution of leukocytes and bacteria to the low pH empyema fluid. Am Rev Respir Dis 128:811-815, 1983.

Hyers TM, Fowler AA, Benson K, Baird M, Eberle D, Good JT Jr: Relationships between hemodynamic and blood measurement. Subsequent mortality in the adult respiratory distress syndrome. Am Rev Respir Dis 125:99, 1982.

Good JT Jr, Antony VB, Reller LB, Sahn SA: Mechanism of the low pleural fluid pH associated with esophageal rupture. Am Rev Respir Dis 125:82, 1982.

Bar-Or D, Marx JA, Winkler JV, Moore EE, Good JT Jr: Naloxone blunts hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction. Am Rev Respir Dis 125:270, 1982.

Antony VB, Sahn SA, Good JT Jr, Harada RN, Repine JE: Tubercle bacilli cause neutrophils to release chemotaxins for monocytes in in vivo and in vitro clinical research. Am Rev Respir Dis 125:179, 1982.

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver 1979-1983
Medical Director ICU Denver General Hospital 1980-1983

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2017
*Dr. Good is a joy to work with. He is always upbeat, friendly & caring. I pray he never retires.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2017
*James Good is an excellent physician. Compassionate, knowledgeable, courteous- you are very fortunate to have him at visit.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
I can not say enough wonderful things about Dr. Goode. He is the kind of doctor you HOPE to get! He was kind, brilliant and informative. The care he gave me in one visit is already having a dramatic impact in my health. He is perfect!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
this man and his staff, saved my life.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
Dr. Good is one of the best doctors I have, and always shows concern for my health.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
Dr. Good is the BEST!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
I have a friend with [Condition] and gave her one of Dr. Good's cards and have encouraged her to go see him.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2017
I really trust this doctor & feel fortunate to see him.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2017
EXCELLENT in every way

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2017
Dr Good is great at working with my issues and providing me with quality care which is hard to find these days

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