Milene Saavedra, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Milene Saavedra, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Saavedra is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Associate Professor Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2021 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars 35 Patient Ratings 8 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Bronchiectasis Treatment Program Cystic Fibrosis Program (Adult) Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Specialties & Conditions Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Research Areas Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Special Interests Research Interests Cystic Fibrosis, biomarkers of lung inflammation, adaptive immune responses in cystic fibrosis See More View Publications News & Videos Gene Panel Predicts Course of Cystic Fibrosis Education Education University of Florida College of Medicine, MD Residency Washington University, Awards & Recognition 2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. Board Certification Internal Medicine Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Publications Saavedra MT, Lynch DA. Emerging roles for CT imaging in cystic fibrosis. Radiology. 2009 Aug;252(2):327-9. Zander KA, Saavedra MT, West J, Scapa V, Sanders L, Kingdom TT. Protein microarray analysis of nasal polyps from aspirin-sensitive and aspirin-tolerant patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2009 May-Jun; 23(3):268-72. Saavedra MT, Hughes GD, Sanders L, Carr M, Rodman DM, Coldren C, Accurso FJ, West J, Nick JA. Circulating RNA transcripts characterize therapeutic response in Cystic Fibrosis lung disease Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2008; 2008 Nov 1. Fulcher ML, Gabriel SE, Olsen JC, Tatreau JR, Gentzsch M, Livanos E, Saavedra MT, Salmon P, Randell SH, Novel human bronchial epithelial line for cystic fibrosis research, Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2008 Oct 31. Nold MF, Nold-Petry CA, Pott GB, Zepp JA, Saavedra MT, Kim SH, Dinarello, CA. Endogenous IL-32 controls cytokine and HIV-1 production. J Imm. 2008 Jul l;181(1):557-65. Hospital Affiliations St. Joseph Hospital - DenverUniversity of Colorado Hospital Academic Affiliations Affiliate Faculty, University of Colorado Denver, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Teaching & Professional Positions Associate Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center 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. Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654Fax: 303.270.2257 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Provider showed concern 4.9 Friendliness 4.9 Provider explained things clearly 4.8 Spoke using clear language 4.9 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Amount of time spent with you 4.9 Confidence in your doctor 4.9 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.9 Comments 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 Patient– July, 2021 *Dr. Saavedra is amazing. She has called me post-appointment two years in a row to discuss plan of treatment & labs. She always takes so much time & is so thorough. She often makes you feel like you are her only patient. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 *Dr. Saavedra is always compassionate and ready to listen and problem solve with me. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 Dr. Saavedra always educates me about options and risks and then incorporates what I want into a treatment plan. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 I have the best doctor, and I believe the clinic is one of the best as well National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 *Milene Saavedra is an amazing _____ doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 *Dr. Saavedra is excellent on all levels. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 *Dr. Saavedra is always professional & compassionate. She truly cars for her patients. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 Always an amazing experience. She's the best. She always listens thoroughly and provides undivided attention. Never seems preoccupied. Always seems to truly care about having the best outcomes possible, and how to make that happen.