Richard D. Mountain, MD, FCCP

Richard D. Mountain
National Jewish Health South Denver
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.
  • Education

    University of Colorado, MD
    Montana State University, MS, Chemical Engineering
    Montana State University, BS, Chemical Engineering
    University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals, Internal Medicine
    University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals, Pulmonary and Critical Care

    Board Certification

    Internal Medicine
    Pulmonary Diseases
    Critical Care Medicine

    Professional Memberships

    American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
    American Thoracic Society
    Colorado Trudeau Society
    Arapahoe and Colorado Medical Society


    Mountain R, Heffner J, Brackett N, Sahn S. Acid-Base Disturbances in Acute Asthma. Chest 1990; 98:651-55. Mountain R, Sahn S. Clinical Features and Outcome in patients with Acute Asthma Presenting with Hypercapnia. Am Rev Resp Dis 1988; 138:535-39.

    Mountain R. High-Altitude Medical Problems. Clin Ortho Rel Res 1987; 216:50-54.

    Mountain R, Neff T. Oral Theophylline Intoxication—A Serious Error of Patient and Physician Understanding. Arch Int Med 1984; 144:724-27.

    Armstrong J, Mountain R. PFT Corner. Resp Care 1983; 28:1592-93.

    Hospital Affiliations

    • Craig Hospital
    • Littleton Adventist Hospital
    • Porter Adventist Hospital
    • Select Specialty Hospital
    • Swedish Medical Center

    Teaching & Professional Positions

    1995–Present: Editorial Consultant and Reviewer, Chest
    1994–1999: Governor, Colorado and Wyoming, American College of Chest Physicians

    Contact Information

    • Office: 303.788.8500
    • Fax: 303.788.8505



    • National Jewish Health South Denver
      499 East Hampden Ave, Suite 300 Englewood, CO 80113

    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. Mountain is excellent doctor. he was kind, funny, and he answered all of my questions. He showed an interest in me as a person. Very good explanations.