Gwen A. Huitt
Department of Medicine
Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections
Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor (1st year) Best Doctors in America® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

Special Interests

Clinical Interests

Dr. Huitt is interested in mycobacterial infections, diagnosis and treatment of sinopulmonary infections, and the management of bronchiectesis. She is also interested in management of adult cystic fibrosis.


University of Colorado Denver, MD
University of Colorado Denver, MS
University of Northern Colorado, BA
University of Colorado Denver, Internal Medicine
University of Colorado Denver, Infectious Diseases

Awards & Recognition

2014 and 2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
2013: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
2001: Recipient of the first NJH Outstanding Clinician Award
Chair, Medical Executive Committee
Chair, Infection Control Committee

Board Certification

Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases – certification and recertification

Professional Memberships

IDSA, ATS, ACCP, ACP, Colorado Thoracic Society, Colorado Infectious Disease Society


Dukes-Hamilton, C., Sterling, T.R., Blumberg, H.M., Leonard, M., McAuley, J., Schlossberg, D., Stout, J., Huitt, G., Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: Are we learning from history or repeating it? Clin Infect Dis, 2007. 45: p.338-342.

Griffith,D.E., Aksamit, T., Brown-Elliott, B.A, Catanzaro, A., Daley, C., Gordin, F., Holland, S.M., Horsburgh, R., Huitt,G., Iademarco, M.F., Iseman, M., Oliver,K., Ruoss,S., von Reyn, C.F., Wallace, R.J., Jr., Winthrop, K. An official ATS/IDSA statement: diagnosis, treatment and prevention of nontuberculous mycobacterial diseases. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2007. 175: p.367-416.

DeGroote, M.A., Huitt,G. Infections due to Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria. Clin Infect Dis, 2006. 42: p.1756-1763.

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease Following Hot Tub Exposure. J Emergin Infectious Diseases 2001:7(6): 1039-1042

Tuberculosis and atypical mycobacterial infections. In: Bone’s Atlas of Pulmonary Medicine. Crapo JD (ed.). 2004.

Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Colorado Hospital

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

Director, Adult Infectious Disease Care Unit
Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health

Conflicts of Interest

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654
  • Fax: 303.398.1476



  • 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.


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 PatientMay, 2016
Dr. Huitt is an amazing physician. She is knowledgable, caring and informative. She seems to focus on my medical condition and need. Dr. Huitt demonstrates this by spending enough time to answer any question related to my care. She is wonderful.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
Best doctor ever! Most likely saved my life - have been coming for 9 yrs.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
I would highly recommend *Dr. Gwen Huitt and the staff on 2nd floor patient day program to anyone. They are "the cream of the crop!"

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2016
NJH & *Dr. Huitt exceeded my expectations. Caring, knowledgeable, empathetic - it was a privilege to be *Dr. Huitt's patient.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2016
Normally, *Dr. Huitt is very interactive and compassionate. But this last visit, I found her short and impatient with me. I feel she is overworked! I expressed a frustration w/*Dr. Huitt in that she is hard to contact when I have questions. I have trouble w/the "patient portal" and feel there needs to be a more user friendly method.