Gary R. Cott
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016
  • Recognized as 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® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • Education

    Kansas University Medical School, MD
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Chief Medical Resident
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Internal Medicine
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Internship, Internal Medicine
    University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO, Pulmonary Medicine

    Awards & Recognition

    American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Committee
    By-Laws Committee
    Code Blue Committee
    Credentials Committee
    Executive Budget Committee
    Executive Committee (Board)
    Medical Executive Committee
    Senior Executive Committee
    Strategic Planning Committee

    Board Certification

    1985: Diplomate, Pulmonary Subspecialty, American Board of Internal Medicine
    1981: Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Professional Memberships

    American Thoracic Society
    Colorado Trudeau Society

    Hospital Affiliations

    • Aspen Valley Hospital
    • University of Colorado Hospital

    Teaching & Professional Positions

    9/1996: Executive Vice President/Medical and Clinical Services, National Jewish Health

    1995–1996: Acting Executive Vice President/Medical and Clinical Services, National Jewish Health 

    Contact Information

    • Office: 877.225.5654



    • National Jewish Health Main Campus
      1400 Jackson St.
      Denver, CO 80206

    • National Jewish Health Aspen Valley
      401 Castle Creek Aspen, CO 81611

    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.


    Recommended to others

    Explanation of problem/condition

    Shows concerns for your questions

    Includes you in decisions

    Spoke using clear language

    Amount of time spent with you

    Confidence in your doctor


    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
    Dr. Cott is consistently compassionate, expert, and forthcoming both regarding my situation and research in the field. He is amazing and I am so lucky to have him.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    1st time with this Dr. & felt comfortable with him.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    After visiting my primary physician, a cardiologist and two ER visits, I felt like Dr. Cott seemed to be the most curious about what was happening and interested in figuring out a cause.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    I am very grateful for Dr. Cott's care and communication. He figured out my illness where other doctors had not.

    National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2016
    *Dr. Cott made a point to call me at home after hours to explain his concerns about my CT scan. Thank you *Dr. Cott.

    National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
    *Dr. Cott is truly exceptional and inspired immediate trust.