Lia McGibbon
Instructor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
Lia McGibbon, DO, is a rheumatologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. McGibbon is in the Division of Rheumatology and Department of Medicine.

Special Interests

My special interests include the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, vasculitis, myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Autoimmune Lung Disease.

My areas of focus in research include Retrospective studies in Myositis and Sjögren’s Syndrome Cohort with Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD).


Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Colorado State University, Bachelor of Science
UMDNJ/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Internal Medicine
UMDNJ/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Internal Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center & Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Rheumatology

Board Certification

2015: Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in Rheumatology
2012: Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Professional Memberships

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Teaching & Professional Positions

Director and Educator for St. Joseph Hospital resident National Jewish Health Rheumatology rotation.

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654
  • Fax: 303.270.2130



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

Patient Ratings

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

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Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2018
I see Mcgibban and [another NJ doctor] and have much confidence in both. Thats why I have made 3 visits to see them from [out of state]

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2018
The doctor was very knowledgeable.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2018
I really appreciate Dr. McGibbons time and patience with me.She is one of the nicest Doctor's I've encountered in a very long time!

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2018
She seems to be in a hurry and needs to get to the next patient.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2018
My sister is an NJ patient after I recommended you!

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
*Dr. Lia Matarrese-Mcgibbon is a great provider. She is very personable and she is very easy to talk with. I would highly recommend her.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2017
#10. This was the first time I saw this rheumatologist so have minimal experience and knowledge go it's difficult to recommend at this time.