Neil W. Toribara
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Neil W. Toribara, MD, is a gastroenterologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Toribara is in the Division of Gastroenterology and Department of Medicine.

Special Interests

Research & Clinical Interests

Molecular biology of gastrointestinal mucins, Gastric protection by mucins, Colon cancer prevention strategies.


University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, MD
University of Iowa, Internal Medicine
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Postdoctoral Fellow, Internal Medicine
Univeristy of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Postdoctoral Fellow, Gastroenterology

Board Certification

National Board of Medical Examiners, American Boad of Internal Medicine, ABIM Gastroenterology Subspeciality

Academic Affiliations

1998-2009: Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Denver Health Medicine Center          

Teaching & Professional Positions

1998-2009: Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Staff Physician, Gastroenterology, Denver Heath Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • 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


Spoke using clear language

Provider explained things clearly

Amount of time spent with you

Provider included you in decisions

Confidence in your doctor

Likelihood of recommending this provider


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 PatientMay, 2018
Only have had one visit with this provider

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2018
I learned important details about my medication that have greatly improved its efficiency!

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2018
He made me feel as if I was his only, and therefore, his most important patient.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2017
As I live [OUT OF STATE] I would not recommend this provider but I may go back to NJH for a follow up visit as he seemed very confident.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2017
on the last visit Dr Toribara was in a rush to leave the room. I still think he is the best doctor I've ever seen.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2017
Dr Toribara is a very pleasant person and an exceptional physician. In my unfortunately extensive experience, most doctors listen with one ear and take a few notes of questionable accuracy. After speaking with Dr Toribara, I felt that he truly heard my concerns. Still, I was amazed to receive notes in the mail that reflected everything I told him precisely. More importantly, he proposed a completely effective solution to the problem for which I was referred. This simple answer had never been touched upon by the [PROVIDERS] I'd seen in recent years. Though he wasn't able to solve some of my rarer concerns, I felt as if he genuinely cared and would continue to try after I left. I am extremely impressed.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2017
Dr. Neil Toribara is A+++

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
Dr.Toribara is caring and highly intelligent-I had a recent stressful experience for a hospitalization (unaffiliated with National Jewish Health). He was able to give me a clearer diagnosis, something the [CONDITION] consult at the hospital could not do. I left feeling more at ease and positive because my doctor had shown such great concern and desire to get to the bottom of my illness, rather than just say it was an unknown [CONDITION]. Since then I have recovered almost 100% thanks to his care and recommendations.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2017
Dr Toribarra has been wonderful to me--I live in [city] so much of my care has to be collaborative with my PCP here. He has always been very accessible and available to answer all of my questions and has listened when I have had concerns about side effects etc of my medicine and treatment plan. He has been very compassionate and understanding that I not only have [CONDITION] but also experienced vey unexpected non related medical conditions. I recommend him to anyone I know that is having trouble with [CONDITION] --it is worth the travel to NJH to have Dr Toribarra be a part of my health care team--PLEASE tell him how very thankful I am ~

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2017
Dr. Toribarra is an outstanding physician in all respects.

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