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

Patient Ratings

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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 PatientDecember, 2020
Dr. Yunt was amazing - so caring and helped us understand our situation [Comment about another provider]. We have decided to have Dr. be our provider now for this.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
Dr. Yunt listened and then gave a thorough path to check on possible causes and I feel like I am going to feel much better and confident after we do these steps that I have been examined and hopefully the issue or cause found and resolved instead of medicated like others. Really great. The whole experience.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
excellent doctor!!!!

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
Dr. Yunt is a caring and excellent doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
Dr Yunt is terrific! she's patient while you process data, easy to understand and I feel like I'm heard.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
no bad

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
I have confidence in N.J. healthcare and recommend it to others because of it's high quality on many parameters -

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
One of the best Doctors I have ever seen. Very happy I was able to meet with Dr. Yunt and feel very lucky to be able to have her opinion on the best course of action to achieve optimum health.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
Dr. Yunt is excellent.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
Always concerned about patient's well being. Straight forward explanations of findings and recommendations.

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