Hong Wei Chu, MD Ask a Question Refer Patient Hong Wei Chu, MD, is a Professor at National Jewish Health. Dr. Chu serves as the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, and as the Research Director for the Office of Research Innovation. Professor Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Research Director for the Office of Research Innovation 5280 Top Doctors 2022 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Overview Contact Info & Locations Programs & Services Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Research Areas Airway Epithelial Cell Biology Respiratory bacterial and viral infections in asthma and COPD Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Special Interests Airway epithelial cell host defense functions against bacterial and viral infections in asthma and COPD. Research Interests Dr. Chu’s laboratory studies the innate immunity of lung cells such as epithelial cells and macrophages in asthma and COPD. Particularly, Dr. Chu focuses on revealing the mechanisms underlying the increased susceptibility to respiratory infections of bacteria and viruses in airways of asthma and COPD patients. Education Education 1985 - 1988 Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China, Pathology 1981 - 1985 Xuzhou Medical College, China, Medicine Fellowship 1995 - 1998 National Jewish Medical & Research Center, Denver, CO, Pulmonary Medicine 1992 - 1995 Laval University, Quebec, Canada, Pulmonary Medicine Publications Mues N, Martin RJ, Alam R, Schaunaman N, Dimasuay KG, Kolakowski C, Wright CJ, Zheng L, Chu HW. Bacterial DNA amplifies neutrophilic inflammation in IL-17-exposed airways. ERJ Open Res. 2023 Jan 23;9(1):00474-2022. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00474-2022. PMID: 36699649; PMCID: PMC9868970. Dimasuay KG, Berg B, Schaunaman N, Chu HW. Role of Myeloid Cell-Specific TLR9 in Mitochondrial DNA-Induced Lung Inflammation in Mice. Int J Mol Sci. 2023 Jan 4;24(2):939. doi: 10.3390/ijms24020939. PMID: 36674451; PMCID: PMC9864555. Academic Affiliations Professor, Department of Immunology & Microbiology, University of Colorado Denver Website Information Chu Lab Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654Fax: 303.270.2319 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. 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.