Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong Jr, MD

Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong Jr
Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong Jr, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Lee-Chiong is in the Section of Sleep Medicine and Department of Medicine.
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Section of Sleep Medicine
Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (9 years)
Best Doctors in America® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2019 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Pulmonary Disease Research, Other


University of the East, MD
Yale, Internal Medicine
Yale, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Dartmouth, Sleep Medicine (Post-Fellowship)

Awards & Recognition

2014 and 2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
2013: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
Diplomate, American Academy of Sleep Medicine


Sleep Medicine: Essentials and Review (Oxford University Press, USA), Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (Wiley-Liss), Fundamentals of Sleep Technology (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins), Sleep Medicine (Hanley & Belfus), Sleep Medicine Essentials (Wiley Blackwell), and Focus on Sleep Medicine: A Self-Assessment (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins).

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Conflicts of Interest

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



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

  • National Jewish Health Highlands Ranch
    8671 S Quebec St, Suite 120 Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

Patient Ratings

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Spoke using clear language

Provider explained things clearly

Amount of time spent with you

Provider included you in decisions

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National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2018

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2018
Dr. Lee is excellent. Takes time to make certain I have a thorough explanation and understanding of next steps and where I am at the time

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2018
*Dr. Lee is one of the very best doctors I've ever seen.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2018
*Dr. Lee was very personable and took whatever time need to clearly explain his comments and answer any questions. Never felt rushed.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2018
Best medical provider that I have experienced at National Jewish.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2017
First rate!!

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
My 60-minute initial appointment was only 30 minutes long, but this was not the dr.'s fault. I felt pushed to get through his script. I feel NO rapport with him. I am hopeful that things will go much more smoothly in the follow-up visit. I DO believe the dr. is very knowledgeable & capable.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
Dr lee was amazing! He was able to explain to me what kind of issues I have and their possible causes. His knowledge of [condition] was exemplary. he was able to discuss [condition] and other issues with [PHI] to also cause my issues.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
great doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2017
Provider was extremely comprehensive and knowledgeable about all areas of concern. He offered options and gave suggestions about ways to improve my current situation (and more). It was an excellent first appointment. I attempted the follow-through he mentioned, but it was not as easy as the appointment. I am hoping that my message was delivered to him.

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