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® 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



  • 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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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Provider showed concern


Spoke using clear language

Provider explained things clearly

Amount of time spent with you

Provider included you in decisions

Confidence in your doctor

Likelihood of recommending this provider


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.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
*Dr. Lee is very knowledgeable. His intuition was spot on. Nice to have a dr. who stops to listen.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2021
Dr. Lee was fantastic. He listened to my situation and went above and beyond trying to help me. He showed genuine concern in fixing my problem. I am so grateful for his time, skill, and compassion.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2021
Dr. Lee Chiong was wonderful. This was probably my best experience at National Jewish so far. [Protected health information], my tests and treatment have been drawn out and a little slow to get answers. The doctor immediately put me at ease, telling me that the team was working to find the cause of my [condition]. He explained everything so clearly and answered all my questions.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2021
All very excellent. 7. Very pleased.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2021
Excellent. . . I really appreciated the explanations and the ease in which I could address therapy.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2021
Dr. Lee-Chiong is an excellent doctor that always makes me feel like my concerns are heard and addressed. I am grateful for the personal connection and concern he shows as a Physician.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2021
I felt I wasn't given options of what to do to help with with sleep more than medications.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
I had my first appointment with Dr T Lee Chiong in 2005 and he has seen me through many ups and downs in my life. I have the upmost confidence and respect in his care, knowledge and thoroughness. We consider each other as friends.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
the doctor was great, he listened, explained everything, informed the nurse to follow up with me to inform me when I can pick up sleep study medical equipment, [comment unrelated to the provider].

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
I have been seeing Dr. Lee for the past [PHI]. He is always friendly, informative and caring. I have complete confidence in Dr. Lee and look forward to seeing him in the future.

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