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

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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.

Confidence in your doctor

Amount of time spent with you

Spoke using clear language

Includes you in decisions

Shows concerns for your questions

Explanation of problem/condition

Recommended to others



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 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.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2017
I cannot say enough good things about *Dr. Toribara and this facility.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2017
Medical staff very caring.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2016
Dr. Toribara was very concerned that I understood the reasons for the tests and the procedures

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2016
I really enjoy my appointments with Dr Toribara!

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2016
I get the feeling my doctor does not know what is wrong with me, or what to do, or where to go from here. But, two other Gastroenterologists did not know what is wrong or what to do either!

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2016
New area of treatment @ NJH from past visits; first time meeting w/him.