Gwen A. Huitt
Department of Medicine
Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016 (1st year)
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor (1st year)
  • 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.
  • 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

    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: 303.398.1476



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

    Patient Ratings

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    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.