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Silpa D. Krefft

Dr. Silpa Krefft is a fellowship-trained pulmonologist & researcher who specializes in deployment-related lung diseases and mining-related lung disease.

Special Interests

Dr. Krefft's clinical and research practice is focused on a wide variety of occupational and environmental lung diseases. Her particular areas of interest include post-9/11 deployment-related lung diseases and mining-related lung disease such as coal worker's pneumoconiosis.



2012 - 2016
Colorado School of Public Health (Aurora/CO), MPH
2003 - 2007
University of Texas School of Medicine (San Antonio/TX), MD


2014 - 2016
University of Colorado/Anschutz Medical Campus (Aurora/CO), Occupational and Environmental Medicine
2007 - 2011
Boston University Medical Center (Boston/MA), Internal Medicine


2011 - 2014
University of Colorado/Anschutz Medical Campus (Aurora/CO), Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Awards & Recognition

2015-2016: Chief Resident, Occupational Medicine
2010-2011: Chief Resident, Internal Medicine

Board Certification

2016: Occupational and Environmental Medicine 
2013: Pulmonary Medicine
2011: Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine


Krefft SD, Meehan R, Rose C. The Emerging Spectrum of Post-deployment Respiratory Diseases. Curr Opin Pulm Med, 2015; 21:185-192.

Krefft SD, Rose CS, Nawaz S, Miller YE. Deployment-related Lung Disorders. Fed Pract, 2015;32(6):32-38.

Go LH, Krefft SD, Cohen RA, Rose CS. Lung Disease and Coal Mining: What Pulmonologists Need to Know. Curr Opin Pulm Med, 2016; 22:171-178

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine), University of Colorado Denver; secondary appointment in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health 

Teaching & Professional Positions

Denver VA Medical Center (Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Conflicts of Interest

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