Patrick S. Hume
Patrick S. Hume, MD, PhD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Hume is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Instructor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
Research AreasResearch Areas

Special Interests

Research Interests

My research focus is to understand the repair and remodeling which occurs in the lungs in response to long-term cigarette smoke exposure. I am particularly interested in understanding the role which pulmonary macrophages play in determining the body's response to cigarette smoke exposure. We utilize advanced microscopy to understand the location of macrophages in human lungs to determine how cell location influences function.

Clinical Interests

My clinical interest is treating inpatients with critical illness.


University of Colorado, Denver, Combined MD, PhD program
University of Colorado, Boulder, BS, Chemical Engineering
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Pulmonary & Critical Care

Awards & Recognition

2018: Reuben. M. Cherniak Fellow, National Jewish Health
2013: Gold Headed Cane Award, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
2005: American Chemical Society Most promising researcher, University of Colorado, Boulder  

Board Certification

2016: Internal Medicine
2018: Pulmonary Medicine
2019: Critical Care Medicine  

Professional Memberships

 American Thoracic Society

Academic Affiliations

Instructor of Medicine, Univeristy of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus 

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