Milene Saavedra
Associate Professor
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.
  • Special Interests

    Research Interests

    Cystic Fibrosis, biomarkers of lung inflammation, adaptive immune responses in cystic fibrosis

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    University of Florida College of Medicine, MD
    Washington University,

    Awards & Recognition

    2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.

    Board Certification

    Internal Medicine
    Critical Care Medicine


    Saavedra MT, Lynch DA. Emerging roles for CT imaging in cystic fibrosis. Radiology. 2009 Aug;252(2):327-9. Zander KA, Saavedra MT, West J, Scapa V, Sanders L, Kingdom TT. Protein microarray analysis of nasal polyps from aspirin-sensitive and aspirin-tolerant patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2009 May-Jun; 23(3):268-72.

    Saavedra MT, Hughes GD, Sanders L, Carr M, Rodman DM, Coldren C, Accurso FJ, West J, Nick JA. Circulating RNA transcripts characterize therapeutic response in Cystic Fibrosis lung disease Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2008; 2008 Nov 1.

    Fulcher ML, Gabriel SE, Olsen JC, Tatreau JR, Gentzsch M, Livanos E, Saavedra MT, Salmon P, Randell SH, Novel human bronchial epithelial line for cystic fibrosis research, Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2008 Oct 31.

    Nold MF, Nold-Petry CA, Pott GB, Zepp JA, Saavedra MT, Kim SH, Dinarello, CA. Endogenous IL-32 controls cytokine and HIV-1 production. J Imm. 2008 Jul l;181(1):557-65.

    Hospital Affiliations

    • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver
    • University of Colorado Hospital

    Academic Affiliations

    Affiliate Faculty, University of Colorado Denver, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care

    Teaching & Professional Positions

    Associate Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center 

    Contact Information

    • Office: 877.225.5654
    • Fax: 303.270.2257



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

    • Saint Joseph Hospital
      1835 Franklin Street Denver, CO 80218

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