James T. Good Jr
James T. Good Jr, MD, is a Professor Emeritus at National Jewish Health. Dr. Good was in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (18 years)
America’s Top Doctors 2019 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.


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

2017-2018: Best Doctors in America
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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    Denver, CO 80206

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2018
*Dr. Good is a world class doctor as well as a world class human being. I owe my health today 100% to his care!

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2018
Dr Good is the best doctor ever. He has kept me alive for the past ten years. I am sad to see him retire, but wish him all the best.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2018
Dr Good is the best physician that I have had the pleasure to work with in my [age]

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2018
No real concerns or worries, just a routine checkup.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2018
Dr James Good is just the best

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2018
now that Dr. Good is retiring, I am concerned about finding another doctor who will be equally as outstanding

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2018
Dr Good is truly outstanding and has been a health provider for me since before he came to NJH. He is the reason I transferred my treatment to NJH. At times I can give up on my [CONDITION] issue and when ever I meet with Dr. Good, I come away energized and ready to try an new avenue. He also encourages my wife well as this [CONDITION] and issues surrounding it have frightened her when we have had to call 911. If it weren't for his encouragement, insights and upbeat attitude, I probably would have given up years ago.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2018
Dr. Good is and excellent, caring doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2018
Dr Good is a kind, compassionate man who cares about me as a person. He cares about my health and improving it. The world needs more Doctors and more importantly more people like him.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2018
best doc

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