Yosafe Wakwaya
Yosafe Wakwaya, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Wakwaya is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine

Special Interests

My clinical interest includes the entire breadth of pulmonary and critical care medicine. I also have a particular interest in evaluating and caring for patients with any pulmonary interstitial lung disease (ILD). My research has focused on the abnormally high prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) in an attempt to better define the relationship between the two and potentially lead to new treatment strategies for patients with IPF.


University of Missouri-Kansas City -School of Medicine, BA in Biology & MD
Washington Unversity & Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Internal Medicine
Washington Unversity & Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Internal Medicine
University of Colorado Denver, Pulmonary and Critical Care

Board Certification

2016: Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships

2019: American Thoracic Society
2019: American College of Chest Physicians     


Wakwaya, Yosafe, and Kevin K. Brown. “Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Outcomes.” The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 2019, doi:10.1016/j.amjms.2019.02.013.

Deepa Ramaurdai,Yosafe Wakwaya,Bridget  Graney, Marjorie  George, Amy Olson, Jeffrey Swigris “Therapeutics (Rx, Rehabilitation, O2, Tx, and Treating Comorbidities: OSA, GERD, PH).” Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, 1st ed., Elsevier, 2018, pp. 113–127   

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  • Office: 877.225.5654



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

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