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

Patient Ratings

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National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2023
I love Dr Yunt. She is compassionate, caring and extremely knowledgeable in this field. I do not make a move without getting her input and approval. I have been extremely lucky yo have found her at NJH, I feel she had saved my life.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2023
Excellent rapport! Dr Yunt is reassuring about what triggers my asthma and coping with challenges!

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2023
Again, Dr. Yunt was a professional and courteous and patient doctor. She will get several recommendations from me.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2023
Feel very lucky to have Dr. Yunt as my provider. I trust her with my care.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2023
I always have the best experience at natural jewish and my dr is amazing and very knowledgeable, she listens, understands and puts my heath first. I couldn't ask for a more knowledgeable , Educated and experienced provider.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2023
Dr. Yunt has the approach that I need. She's positive and listens to me and respects my decisions. I appreciate that very much.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2023
If I had one problem it would be that I don't live close enough to Denver and the exceptional care National Jewish clinic gives me!!

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2022
I was very positively impressed with Dr. Yunt. She exuded the caring confidence of someone quite competent in their field.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2022
My experience with Dr. Yunt and her staff, has always been wonderful. Dr. Yunt takes her time and explains everything to me. She is a very knowledgeable and caring Dr.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2022
The visit was to the point, courteous and complete.

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