Pia Johanna Hauk
Head, Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics
Associate Professor
Division of Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
Pia Johanna Hauk, MD, is a pediatric allergist and immunologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Hauk serves as Head of the Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics.

Special Interests

Research Interests

My research focuses on the effects of bacteria in the lower airways on airway inflammation and the natural history of asthma in children. I am also interested in factors that may contribute to the development of allergies early on in life, including epigenetic phenomena and environmental exposures.


Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg i. Br., Germany, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Pediatrics
University Children’s Hospital, Freiburg i. Br., Germany, Residency in Pediatrics, Fellowship in Allergy
University of Colorado Denver, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
National Jewish Health, Laboratory of Donald Leung, MD, PhD, Research Fellowship

Awards & Recognition

2012: Outstanding Junior Faculty in Pediatrics Award
2011: Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology Fellows 2010-2011
2008: Dr. Natalie V. Zucker Award to support academic research by women scientists at National Jewish Health
2006: National Jewish Health Clinician Scientist Career Development Award
1997: AAAAI Glaxo Respiratory Diseases Research Award
1995: Research Fellowship funded by the German Research Foundation

Board Certification

American Board of Allergy/Immunology

Professional Memberships

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Kinderheilkunde


Hauk PJ, Johnston RB, Liu AH. Immunodeficiency. In: Hay WW, Levin MJ, Sondheimer JM, Deterding RR, eds. Current diagnosis & treatment: Pediatrics, 21th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., in press.

Hauk PJ, Goleva E, Strickland I, Vottero A, Chrousos GP, Kisich K, Leung DYM. Increased glucocorticoid receptor ß expression converts mouse hybridoma cells to a corticosteroid resistant phenotype. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 27:361-367,2002.

Hauk PJ, Leung DYM. Tacrolimus (FK506): new treatment approach in superantigen-associated diseases like atopic dermatitis? J Allergy Clin Immunol. 107:391-392, 2001.

Hauk PJ, Hamid QA, Chrousos GP, Leung DYM. Induction of corticosteroid insensitivity in human PBMCs by microbial superantigens. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 105:782-7, 2000.

Hauk P, Friedl K, Kaufmehl K, Urbanek R, Forster J. Subsequent insect stings in children with hypersensitivity to hymenoptera. J. Pediatr. 126(2):185-190, 1995.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver

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Contact Information

  • Fax: 303.270.2189



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

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National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2017
She is always a pleasure to see always remembers us & very thoughtful with his care #1 in our book.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2017
Good Experience

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
*Dr. Hauk is so thorough, personable, kind & wise. She is the BEST!

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
*Dr. Hauk is a great dr. we love her!

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2017
*Dr. Hauk is an incredible physician and person. She is a trustworthy and excellent doctor and her bedside manner and sensitivity are top notch.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2017
Dr. Hauk is so wonderful! Best doctor experience we have ever had. We are so thankful she was recommended to us.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
Cares very much and understands struggles helps answer any questions/concerns.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2017
*Dr. Hauk spent 30 mins with me on phone to go over blood work. It was great!

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2017
*Dr. Hauk always goes above & beyond with the care she provides. She is thoughtful & thorough with her patients.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2017
Excellent care!!!! I was very nervous because my son is only 3 years old and I am not from Denver. They took really good care of us. Over the phone I was directed to the hospital. They were waiting for me and Dr. Hauk took over quickly with an amazing care. I felt confident and also felt she was doing the best for my son. He recovered from the [condition] and I trusted her completely

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