Zulma X. Yunt
Zulma X. Yunt, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Yunt is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Special Interests

Research Interests

My research interest is in the area of lung inflammation and repair.  Specifically I am interested in the role of lung vasculature in repair mechanisms following acute inflammatory injury characterized by fibrosis.  This includes studying angiogenesis and endothelial cell apoptosis over the course of inflammation and fibroproliferation in animal models of lung injury.  I am also interested in the signaling mechanisms that drive vascular changes in the lung during the development of fibrosis including the role of distinct cell types such as macrophages and lymphoctyes.


Clinical Interests

My clinical interests are interstitial lung diseases and vascular lung diseases.  I am also interested in critical care medicine, particularly the mangement of septic shock and ARDS.


Creighton University School of Medicine, MD
Creighton University, BS, Physicis
Yale University, Internal Medicince Residency
University of Colorado Denver, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

Board Certification

2011: Critical Care Medicine
2010: Pulmonary Medicine
2008: Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital
  • Littleton Adventist Hospital
  • Rose Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver
  • Swedish Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



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

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
    1835 Franklin Street Denver, CO 80218

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
Dr. Yunt is the reason I will be coming back to National Jewish. She was great. I felt like she actually listened, and her notes described my case very well. [Comment about another provider] Dr. Yunt informed me that my one test showed something that was not normal. Thank you Dr. Yunt :)

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
Terrific *Doctor Yunt, caring, honest, relatable very happy with her. Feel very fortunate that she's my lung doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
The services that I receive from Dr. Yunt is excellent! I appreciate everything she has done for me. She has taken great care of my health and is working towards finding and resolving my breathing issue. She is very knowledgeable in her field and I am confident she will find a way to improve my health.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
Dr Yunt is very thorough, caring and provides follow up needed, especially in complex issues.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Am very impressed with Dr.Z.Yunt.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Dr. Yunt became my new provider as of this spring. I consider it my great fortune to have her as my pulmonologist. She promptly set in motion my immediate treatment needs when circumstances suddenly dictated. I am in her debt.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
I love Dr Yunt and completely trust her. I will do what she advises to the best of my ability

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Dr Yunt follows up thoroughly and immediately

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
very knowledgable and caring

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
medical staff at NJH provide attention and practice medicine as opposed to medicine based on business or financial considerations.

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