James T. Good Jr
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016 (18th year)
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor (18th 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.
  • Specialties and ConditionsSpecialties & Conditions
    • Severe Refractory Asthma
    Research AreasResearch Areas
    • Severe Refractory Asthma


    University of Kansas, MD
    University of Kansas, BA
    University of Kansas, Chief Medical Resident
    University of Kansas,
    University of Colorado Denver, Pulmonary and Critical Care
    University of Colorado Denver, Parker B Francis Research Fellow

    Awards & Recognition

    2014 and 2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
    5280 Denver’s Best Doctors for 12 years
    Inducted into Colorado Pulmonary Hall of Fame 2006

    Board Certification

    Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

    Professional Memberships

    Alpha Omega Alpha
    FCCP (Governor Colorado Wyoming 1986-1992)
    Colorado Medical Society


    Sahn SA, Reller LB, Taryle DA, Antony VB, Good JT Jr: The contribution of leukocytes and bacteria to the low pH empyema fluid. Am Rev Respir Dis 128:811-815, 1983.

    Hyers TM, Fowler AA, Benson K, Baird M, Eberle D, Good JT Jr: Relationships between hemodynamic and blood measurement. Subsequent mortality in the adult respiratory distress syndrome. Am Rev Respir Dis 125:99, 1982.

    Good JT Jr, Antony VB, Reller LB, Sahn SA: Mechanism of the low pleural fluid pH associated with esophageal rupture. Am Rev Respir Dis 125:82, 1982.

    Bar-Or D, Marx JA, Winkler JV, Moore EE, Good JT Jr: Naloxone blunts hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction. Am Rev Respir Dis 125:270, 1982.

    Antony VB, Sahn SA, Good JT Jr, Harada RN, Repine JE: Tubercle bacilli cause neutrophils to release chemotaxins for monocytes in in vivo and in vitro clinical research. Am Rev Respir Dis 125:179, 1982.

    Academic Affiliations

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver 1979-1983
    Medical Director ICU Denver General Hospital 1980-1983

    Conflicts of Interest

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    Contact Information

    • Office: 877.225.5654
    • Fax: 303.398.1454
    • Email: goodj@njhealth.org



    • 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 PatientJune, 2016
    *Dr. Good has been treating me for adult onset asthma @ 12 years. He is one of the best & kindest doctors I have ever had -

    National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2016
    The best.

    National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2016
    I have already directed my grand daughter to MJH.

    National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2016

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Dr. Good is, in my opinion, the finest doctor in this world. I attribute my good health and even my life to his fine care. I have recommended him to others. I am so very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Dr Good is outstanding

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    James Good is one of three stellar physicians I have had in 67 years - one other a surgeon, and the third also a pulmonologist. He is warm yet efficient, an excellent listener, with a good sense for the amount of detail the client needs. I would & have recommended him to others. I would & have recommended NJH.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    wonderful Doctor and staff.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Dr. Good is the best

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Very good.

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