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
Castle Connolly & 5280 Top Doctors 2023 (10th year)
Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2020 — 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

Patient Ratings

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National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2023
Doctor. Chiong is a fine doctor in every category.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2023
*Dr. Lee is very knowledgeable understanding doctor. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He even personally called me which I appreciated very much!

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2023
There were more interruptions than I would like when I was speaking. More detail on different treatment options would have been good, there were several and I feel like I don't know much about them. However, I felt very reassured that my problem was not hopeless, for probably the first time in my life. I got a much better explanation about the results of a prior sleep study than I did from the doctor who ordered that study, which I was very grateful for. I was not rushed through the appointment, and I felt like he was going to take immediate action to get the ball rolling on treatment for me. That was a huge relief.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2023
Dr Lee is so concerned about my understanding of all changes. He carefully explains all changes and assessed my own understanding.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2022
Dr Lee was extremely concerned with my well being, knowledgeable, communicative, and I really enjoyed talking with him about my situation.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2022
This was one of the best experiences I've had when talking with a doctor. He was thorough and spent the time to explain my condition.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2022
Dr. Lee was knowledgable, friendly, caring and thorough!!

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2022
The doctor was kind, patient, and listened thoughtfully!

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2022
Excellent interaction. #4. Pending.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2022
Nothing was done about my medical problems from this doctor this year.

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