Robert J. Mason, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Robert J. Mason, MD, is a Professor Emeritus at National Jewish Health. Dr. Mason served as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. Professor Emeritus Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs Cetalie & Marcel Weiss Chair in Pulmonary Disease Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2021 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor 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 Programs & Services Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Research Areas Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Viral Infections Innate Immunity Lung Injury and Repair Oxidant Injury Ozone Pulmonary Fibrosis Viral Infections Special Interests Research Interests Pulmonary Disease Research. Biology of alveolartype II epithelial cells. Lipogenesis in alveolar type II cells. Response of alveolar epithelial cells to viral infections and environmental stress. Education Education 1966 Case Western Reserve Medical School (Cleveland, OH), MD 1962 Trinity College (Hartford, CT), BS Residency 1970 - 1971 National Heart and Lung Institute (Bethesda, MD), Chief Resident 1968 - 1970 National Heart and Lung Institute (Bethesda, MD), Clinical Associate, Molecular Disease Branch 1966 - 1968 Harvard Medical Service, Boston City Hospital, Intern / Resident Fellowship 1971 - 1974 Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Pulmonary Disease Awards & Recognition Scientific Achievement Award, American Thoracic Society, 2000 National Advisory Council NHLBI Cetalie and Marcel Weiss Chair in Pulmonary Disease Advisory Council NHLBI, NIH, 2001-2006 NIH Merit Award Recipient Board Certification Internal Medicine & Pulmonary Disease Professional Memberships American Society for Clinical Investigation American Association of Professors American College of Physicians American Physiologic Society American Society of Virology American Society of Cell Biology Publications Wang, J., Edeen K.E., Manzer, R., Chang Y., Wang S., Chen X., Funk C.J., Cosgrove G.P., Fang X., Mason R.J. Differentiated human alveolar epithelial cells and reversibility of their phenotype in vitro. Am J RespirCell Mol Biol. 2007, Jun: 36(6): 661-8. Mossel E., Wang J., Jeffers S., Edeen K.E., Wang S., Cosgrove G.P., Funk C.J., Manzer R, Miura T.A., Pearson L.D., Holmes K.V., Mason R.J. SARS-CoV replicates in primary human alveolar type II cell cultures but not in type I-like cells. Virology. 2008; 372:127 35. Kosmider B., Loader J.E., Murphy R.C., Mason R.J.. Apoptosis induced by ozone and oxysterols in human alveolar epithelial cells. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 2010 Jun 1:48(11):1513-24. Wang J., Nikrad M.P., Phang T., Gao B., Alford T., Ito Y., Edeen K.E., Travanty E.A., Kosmider B., Hartshorn K., Mason R.J. Innate Immune Response to Influenza A Virus inDifferentiated Human Alveolar Type II cells. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2011 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]. Ito Y., Ahmad A., Kewley E., Mason R.J. Hypoxia Inducible Factor Regulates Surfactant ProteinExpression in Alveolar Type II Cells in vitro. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2011 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print]. Academic Affiliations Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver Teaching & Professional Positions Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Graduate Faculty, University of Colorado Denver Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654Fax: 303.270.2353 Locations 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. Comments 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.