Charles L. Daley
Chief, Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections
Department of Medicine
Best Doctors in America® 2015-2016 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Charles L. Daley, MD is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Daley serves as Chief of the Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections.

Special Interests

Research Interests

My research has focused on clinical and epidemiological studies of tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial infections. In particular, I am interested in the molecular epidemiology of these infections and how we can better elucidate issues relevant to the transmission and pathogenesis of these important diseases. I am also interested in studying new diagnostic tests and new drugs and treatment regimens. In addition to my research I am very committed to medical education and training individuals to do clinical and epidemiologic research.


University of Mississippi Medical School, MD
University of Mississippi,
University of California, San Francisco, Chief Resident
University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Awards & Recognition

2014 and 2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
2013: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Associate Editor, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Michael S. Stulbarg Outstanding Teaching Award, University of California, San Francisco
Faculty Ambassador Award, National Jewish Health

Board Certification

Internal Medicine Pulmonary Medicine Critical Care

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
Colorado Thoracic Society
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
American College Chest Physicians, Fellow


Cattamanchi A, Nahid P, Marras TK, Gotway MB, Lee TJ, Gonzalez LC, Morris A, Webb WR, Osmond DH, Daley CL. Detailed analysis of the radiographic presentation of Mycobacterium kansasii lung disease in HIV-infected patients. Chest 2008;133:875-880.

Mazurek GH, Weis SE, Moonan PK, Daley CL, Bernando J, Lardizabel AA, Reves RR, Tony SR, Daniels LJ, LoBue PA. Prospective comparison of tuberculin skin test and two-whole blood interferon-gamma release assays in tuberculosis suspects. CID 2007;45:837-845.

DeRiemer K, Kawamura M, Hopewell PC, Daley CL. Quantitative impact of human immunodeficiency virus infection on tuberculosis dynamics. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007;176:936-944.

Nahid P, Gonzalez L, Rudoy I, de Jong B, Daley CL. Treatment outcomes for HIV-related tuberculosis in San Francisco. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007;17:1199-1206.

Burgos M, Gonzalez LC, Paz EA, Gournis E, Kawamura M, Schecter G, Hopewell PC, Daley CL. Treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in San Francisco: An outpatient-based approach. CID 2005;40:968-975.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Denver Health Medical Center

Academic Affiliations

Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

Chair, Sterring Committee, Bronchiectasis Registry
Chair, Board Member, ATS, MTPI Assembly, ATS
Member, Green Light Committee
ATS/CDC/IDSA Writing Committees for 6 guidelines
Chair, Diagnostic Work Group, CDC
Member, DOTS - Plus Working Group

Conflicts of Interest

National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations.

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654
  • Fax: 303.398.1780



  • 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.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Confidence in your doctor

Amount of time spent with you

Spoke using clear language

Includes you in decisions

Shows concerns for your questions

Explanation of problem/condition

Recommended to others



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 PatientJune, 2016
I feel very blessed/fortunate to be in *Dr. Daley's care.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
I have the highest confidence in Dr. Daley. He really listens and explains things in a manner that I can understand. He is very comforting. On my last appointment I spent one and a half hours with him. I come to Denver . When I get back home and see my local doctor, I find that he is fully informed on my Denver experience. I have the highest regard for Dr. Daley and trust him completely with my care. I only wish I could see him more often.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
Dr. Daley is the best!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
The staff were very helpful in giving us all the information about our decision as weather to treat now or wait. I felt very confident in the information they gave us.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
as far as I am concerned Dr. Daley is the best lung specialist in the world. I have seen top people and none of them were able to help me but him!!!!!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
I suspect Dr Daley is in constant demand, and I can see why. I appreciate the time he spends with me and the vast expertise he provides. And with a great sense of humor!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
I was not given a follow up date. I've had to ask and was told they didn't know until they talk to doctor. I still don't know when I am supposed to return. Since I am from out of town and complex planning is required, it would be nice to know immediately after visit.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
Dr. Daley is always patient and willing to listen. As I live out of state, he has called me directly to discuss my concerns.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
Time spent with Dr Daley is best described as informative and reassuring. As a MAC patient with other complicated medical issues, I trust Dr Daley's assessment and recommendations for follow-up/treatment. In my opinion, he does not endorse the "one size fits all" protocol for MAC. I appreciate his willingness to listen to my concerns and to work with me to try to stay as well as possible for as long as possible.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
Dr. Daley is top notch. My friends and family, as well as myself, as so appreciative of his conscientiousness, empathy, humor and skill.

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