James P. Bridges, PhD Ask a Question Refer Patient James P. Bridges, PhD, is a researcher at National Jewish Health. Dr. Bridges is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Associate Professor Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2021 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 Alveolar Epithelial Cell Biology Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease Lung Development Pulmonary Surfactant Homeostasis Special Interests Research efforts in the Bridges laboratory are focused toward: 1) understanding the molecular regulation of epithelial cell specification and maturation during lung development; and 2) determining the molecular mechanisms that control pulmonary surfactant pool sizes in the postnatal and adult lung, with particular interest in rare pediatric and adult lung diseases associated with surfactant dysfunction. Our lab utilizes state-of-the-art methodologies including CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in mice, AAV-mediated gene delivery, RNAseq, ATACseq and high content confocal microscopy coupled with physiological and biochemical analyses to address questions of direct clinical relevance. See More View Publications Education Education 2000 - 2005 University of Cincinnati, Molecular and Developmental Biology, PhD 1991 - 1995 University of Colorado at Boulder, Biochemistry, BS Fellowship 2005 - 2010 Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Pulmonary Biology Website Information Bridges Laboratory 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: 303.398.1792 Email: BridgesJ@NJHealth.org Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 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.