Kevin K. Brown
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine Clinical Affairs
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Best Doctors in America® 2017-2018 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2018 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Kevin K. Brown, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Brown serves as Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine Clinical Affairs.

Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Inflammatory Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
Related Clinical TrialsRelated Clinical Trials

Special Interests

Research Interests

Mechanisms responsible for the initiation and progression of lung fibrosis. Lung disease in patients with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma, among others.


University of Minnesota Medical School, Medical School
Presbyterian Hospital, Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, Medical Internship
Providence Medical Center, Medical Residency
Providence Medical Center, Chief Medical Resident
National Jewish Health/University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Pulmonary/CCM, Research Fellowship
Maine Medical Center, Pulmonary/ CCM Fellowship

Awards & Recognition

2001-2016: America's Top Doctors
2002-2016: Best Doctors in America
2004-2005: America's Top Physicians
2002: Clinician of the Year, National Jewish Health

Board Certification

Internal Medicine Pulmonary


Raghu G, Brown KK, Bradford WZ, Starko K, Noble PW, Schwartz DA, King TE A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Recombinant Interferon Gamma-1b in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. N Engl J Med 2004 Jan 8; 350:125-33.

Vourlekis JS, Schwarz MI, Cherniack RM, Curran-Everett D, Cool CD, Tuder RM, Lynch DA, King TE, Brown KK. The Impact of Pulmonary Fibrosis on Survival in Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis. Am J Med. 2004 May 15;116(10):662-8.

Collard HR, King TE, Bucher-Bartleson B, Vourlekis JV, Schwarz MI, Brown KK. Changes in clinical and physiologic variables predict survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Sep 1;168(5):538-42.

SurattBT, Cool CD, Serls A,Varella-Garcia M, Shpall EJ, Brown KK, Worthen GS. Human Pulmonary Microchimerism Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Aug 1;168(3):318-22.

Academic Affiliations

Professor, University of Colorado, Denver 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

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National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2018
I have the utmost respect for Dr Brown. He is very thorough when giving me my exam. I never feel that he is not interested in me and my [condition] condition. He takes time to explain the results of my tests and how these results indicate the progress of the [condition and symptoms]. I am very confident that I am getting the best care available.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2018
I am very pleased with Dr Kevin Brown.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2018
*Dr. Brown has cared for me for many years. He is a fine doctor and very kind & thorough man.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2017
I feel extremely fortunate to have Dr.Brown, with his level of expertise and experience, treating me. Under his care, my lung function has improved which has led to an overall improvement in my quality of life.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2017
*Dr. Brown is very knowledgeable about [condition] and it's treatment. He always takes the time to answer any of my and my wife's questions. I am very satisfied with the care I receive from him.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2017
Dr. Brown is a tremendous clinician. I always feel at ease, leave fully understanding of my current status, what is going on, what I need to do, and he has a great sense of humor. I actually enjoy (instead of dread) my visits.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2017
I have a great deal of confidence in Dr. Brown.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2017
He's the best!

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2017
Very good total experience

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2016
So pleased that I am a patient at National Jewish Medical and under *Dr. Kevin Brown.

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