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

Conflicts of Interest

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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

Patient Ratings

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2018
Dr. Yunt is an exceptional physician. In all my years, I've not had a physician so smart, insightful, kind and direct. She is a tremendous asset to NJH.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2018
Dr. Yunt is outstanding!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2018
Had a very good experience!!

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2018
I was told I had 3 months to a year to live 13 months ago. Thank God for your doctors! My husband and I played it cool, but we both jumped up and down in the parking lot and we both cried on and off all the way back to [city]. I'll be back to see you folks every year! Thank you again Dr. Yunt...you're beautiful!

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2018
She was the most attentive caring, listening dr. #1 in my book.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2018
This was my first appointment with this provider as my original provider has moved to a different specialty within the hospital. I found her very personable, easy to talk with, caring and she made me feel very comfortable.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2018
I drive up from [CITY] because I like dealing with National Jewish and my care team more than the providers here in [CITY]!

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2018
Care provider were genuine in their concern to care for me.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2017
I would recommend this doctor to anyone. She listens very well to problems and strives to provide the best treatments available. I thik the world of this doctor---she is what all doctors should be.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
Dr. Yunt spent a great deal of time with me and my husband in our initial meeting. She explained and also asked questions so that she could follow through withmy treatment. i finally feel that a doctor cares and has my interests at heart. The follow up is amazing. National Jewish Health is the gold standard of care.

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