Jennifer L. Taylor-Cousar, MD, MSCS

Jennifer L. Taylor-Cousar
Jennifer L. Taylor-Cousar, MD, is a pediatric and adult pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Taylor-Cousar sees pediatric and adult pulmonary patients.
Medical Director, Clinical Research Services
Co-Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Center Adult Program
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Best Doctors in America® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc.

Special Interests

Research Interests

Cystic Fibrosis, innate immunity, CFTR function, clinical research


Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC), MD
Stanford University (Stanford, CA), BA, Human Biology
Duke University Medical Center, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Duke University Medical Center, Adult and Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Awards & Recognition

2014: Viola Vestal Coulter Research Fellow Award
2009: Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute Professional of the Year Award
2009: Selected participant, AAMC Early Career in Medicine Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
2008: Clinical Trials Center New Investigator of the Year Award
2006: Duke University Pulmonary Fellowship Scientific Achievement Award
2005: 2nd Place, Fellows’ Clinical Research Presentations, Respiratory Disease Young Investigators Forum
2003: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Fellowship

Board Certification

11/2008: ABP, Subspecialty in Pediatric Pulmonary
10/2006: ABIM, Subspecialty in Pulmonary Disease
8/2004: American Board of Internal Medicine
8/2002: American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

Member, American Thoracic Society


Neda Rasouli, N; Seggelke, S; Gibbs, J; Hawkins, RM; Casciano, ML; Cohlmia, E. Wang, C; Pereira, R; Hsia, E; Taylor-Cousar, J and Draznin B.  Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes: inpatient management of 121 patients during 410 admissions. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012; 6(5):1038-1044.

Young RL, Malcolm KC, Kret JE, Caceres SM, Poch KR, Nichols DP, Taylor-Cousar JL, Saavedra MT, Randell SH, Vasil ML, Burns JL, Moskowitz SM and Nick JA. Neutrophil extracellular trap (NET)-mediated response to Pseudomonas aeruginosa occurs independent of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator function. PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e23637.

Nick JA, Chacon CS, Brayshaw SJ, Jones MC, Barboa CM, Picard CG, Young RL, Nichols DP, Janssen  JS, Huitt GA, Iseman MD, Daley CL, Taylor-Cousar JL, Accurso FJ, Saavedra MT and Sontag MK. Effects of Gender and Age of Diagnosis on Disease Progression in Long-term Cystic Fibrosis Survivors.  Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 2010 Sep 1;182(5):614-26.

Taylor-Cousar JL, VonKessel KA, Young R, Nichols DP. The potential use of anti-inflammatories for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis.  J Inflamm Res.  2010;3:61-74.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Academic Affiliations

2009-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics, Pulmonary Division, University of Colorado Denver.

Teaching & Professional Positions

2012: Board Member, Colorado CFF Chapter
5/2009-Present: American Thoracic Society
2010: Clinical Problems Program Committee

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

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