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


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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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


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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.