Richard T. Meehan, MD, FACP Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Richard T. Meehan, MD, is a rheumatologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Meehan is in the Division of Rheumatology and Department of Medicine. Professor, Department of Medicine Division of Rheumatology Co-Director, Post-Deployment Lung Health Center Autoimmune Lung Center 5280 Top Doctors 2020 (11 years) Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (11 years) 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 Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Center of Excellence on Deployment-Related Lung Disease Department of Medicine Division of Rheumatology Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program Post-Deployment Lung Health Specialties & Conditions Joint Aspirations Post Deployment Lung Health - Autoimmune Ultrasound Guided Injections Research Areas Autoimmune Lung Diseases Post Deployment Lung Health - Autoimmune Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Synovial Fluid Based Biomarker Discovery Related Clinical Trials New Medication for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain Special Interests Autoimmune Lung Disease and Post Deployment Lung Health See More View Publications News & Videos National Jewish Health Awarded $11.5 Million in Department of Defense Grants National Jewish Health Physicians Recognized for Excellence Education Education 1974 University of Texas Medical School (Houston, TX), MD 1971 University of Texas (Austin, TX), BA with Honors Residency 1971 University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Iowa City, IA), Medicine Internship 1974 University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Iowa City, IA), Internal Medicine Residency Fellowship 1980 - 1984 University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Iowa City, IA), Rheumatology Fellowship 1983 American College of Physicians, University of Sussex UK, A Blaine Bower Traveling Scholar 1984 American Association of Electrical Engineers, NASA Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX), Summer Faculty Fellowship 1985 American Association of Electrical Engineers, NASA Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX), Summer Faculty Fellowship Awards & Recognition 2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. 2013: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Abraham Kauvar Presidential Award, National Jewish Health Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star – Department of Defense Board Certification 1983: Rheumatology 1977: Internal Medicine Professional Memberships 1991-Present: Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S. 1984-Present: American Association of Immunologist 1982-Present: American College of Rheumatology 1979-Present: American College of Physicians Publications Swigris JJ; Olson AL; Fischer A; Lynch DA; Cosgrove GP; Frankel SK; Meehan RT; Robinson C; Smith ML; Mabry TR; Mycophenolate mofetil is safe, well tolerated, and preserves lung function in patients with connective tissue disease-related interstitial lung disease: Chest 2006;130(1):30-6. Wasfi Y, Meehan RT, Newman LS. Chapter 105 Sarcoidosis. Harris et al: Kelly’s Textbook of Rheumatology 7th edition. 2004. Elsevier Science Philadelphia, PA. Meehan RT; Neale LS; Kraus ET; Stuart CA; Smith ML; Cintron NM; Sams CF; Alteration in human mononuclear leucocytes following space flight: Immunology; 1992;76(3188):491-7. Meehan RT, Ashman RF. Early protein synthesis in activated human peripheral blood mono¬nuclear cells. Molecular. Immunol. 22:893-898,1985. Swigris JJ; Fischer A; Gillis J; Meehan RT; Brown KK; Pulmonary and thrombotic manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus: Chest 2008;133(1):271-80. Academic Affiliations Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver Teaching & Professional Positions 1998-Present: Faculty Internal Medicine/Rheumatology, National Jewish Health 2008: Battalion Surgeon Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 17, Al Anbar, Iraq 1989-1995: Assistant/Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, University of Colorado Denver 1991: ICU Physician Fleet Hosp 6 Persian Gulf War U S Navy Reserve 1984-1989: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston and Consultant Life Sciences Branch, NASA-Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas 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. 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