Kevin K. Brown
Kevin K. Brown, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Brown serves as Chair of the Department of Medicine.
Chair, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Specialties and ConditionsSpecialties & Conditions
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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National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2023
Very Good

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2022

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2022
Dr Brown always listens to my current health status/concerns and addresses with terminology that I can understand. He is very personable, easy to talk to and understanding of my current health status.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2022
Dr Brown has helped me more than I can say working through the challenges of my CVID.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2021
Dr Brown is compassionate, knowledgeable and very focused on the patient. I have been seeing Dr Brown for over 3 1/2 years and there Is no one I would rather have as my physician

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2021
I'm so fortunate to have the best doctor ever.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
I am very pleased with the attention and care I receive form *Dr. Brown. He listens and clearly answers any questions I have.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
*Dr. Kevin K Brown is excellent.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
*Dr. Brown was very professional & knowledgeable. I was very comfortable with him & very confident he will take care of my needs.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2021
Dr. Brown has been 1 of 2 of the best doctors I have ever had. I look forward to visits with him and he makes it a pleasurable experience while being informative, caring, and making sure we are doing the best for me and that I am on board with my care. He explains everything well. And we have fun.