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.
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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Amount of time spent with you

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National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
*Dr. Brown listened and gave his opinion clearly. He's helped me for 17 years and I trust him!

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
Great, could not be better.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
I am a retired hospital CEO. *Dr. Brown has been caring for me for over 2 1/2 yrs. He is the most caring & communicative physician I have ever had the pleasure to know.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2020
*Dr. Brown is amazing. I am very confident in his care of me. I drive from another city to see him - - he is excellent.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
I am beyond grateful to be in the care of Dr. Brown and team. He convinced me I have hope under his stewardship of my pulmonary challenges.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
Dr. Brown is the best!! Thank you for his care and concern for me.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2020
I liked that Dr. Brown took time especially to talk to me about how the coronavirus could impact my health specifically, as I am medically complicated. He was very factual and listened to my concerns about my unique situation, but was also very reassuring.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2020
First time I had met *Dr. Brown and I liked him very much.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
I have great confidence in Dr. Kevin Brown. His guidance through my disease progression has been phenomenal.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2019
Dr Brown is a very caring health provider. When he is with me I always feel I have his interest and attention to my care. Both my wife and I are very pleased after I have had an appointment with him. He answers my questions in language that we can understand. He is very thorough reviewing the results of the tests that I have completed and answering any questions I may have about the results.

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