Kevin K. Brown
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine Clinical Affairs
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Best Doctors in America® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

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.


Awards & Recognition

2014 and 2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
2013: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

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

National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations.

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2016
see prior comments.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
I've already said it in previous comments. National Jewish is a first rate facility, certainly the best hospital in the US for respiratory. I think of it as the gold standard of medical facilities in this country.