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.

Education

Education
Creighton University School of Medicine, MD
Creighton University, BS, Physicis
Residency
Yale University, Internal Medicince Residency
Fellowship
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

Conflicts of Interest

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

 

Locations

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

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
    1835 Franklin Street Denver, CO 80218

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
4.9

Friendliness
4.9

Spoke using clear language
4.9

Provider explained things clearly
4.9

Amount of time spent with you
4.9

Provider included you in decisions
4.9

Confidence in your doctor
4.9

Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.9
 

Comments

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 PatientJune, 2020
I found Dr. Yunt to be optimistic, reassuring during this frightening time for those of us with lung disease. I needed to hear her professional views on Covid 19 and felt listened to during visit.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
I have never met a team of Drs. And staff that made me feel so good about the care they gave me

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2020
all the staff very professional and kind

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2020
Excellent doctor

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2020
Complete confidence in Dr Yunt

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2020
Dr Yunt always goes above and beyond with the care of her patients

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2020
Dr. Yunt is wonderful. She spent time reviewing my case before she saw me and then discussed with me the options that she saw fitting for my circumstances. She listened to my concerns and is very empathetic.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2020
Came in for a 2nd opinion on some ongoing [PHI]. Dr. Yunt listened my medical background on the issue. She also reviewed [outside tests]. Recommended [additional testing].

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2020
I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr Yunt to others

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
personable and professional

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