Richard T. Meehan, MD, FACP

Richard T. Meehan
Department of Medicine, Professor
Division of Rheumatology
Co-Director, Post-Deployment Lung Health Center
Autoimmune Lung Center
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016 (10th year)
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor (10th 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
    • Joint Aspirations
    • Post Deployment Lung Health - Autoimmune
    • Ultrasound Guided Injections
    Research AreasResearch Areas
    • Autoimmune Lung Diseases
    • Post Deployment Lung Health - Autoimmune
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Synovial Fluid Based Biomarker Discovery

    Special Interests

    Autoimmune Lung Disease and Post Deployment Lung Health

    Education

    Education
    University of Texas Medical School (Houston, TX), MD
    University of Texas (Austin, TX), BA with Honors
    Residency
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Iowa City, IA), Medicine Internship
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Iowa City, IA), Internal Medicine Residency
    Fellowship
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Iowa City, IA), Rheumatology Fellowship
    American College of Physicians, University of Sussex UK, A Blaine Bower Traveling Scholar
    American Association of Electrical Engineers, NASA Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX), Summer Faculty Fellowship
    American Association of Electrical Engineers, NASA Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX), Summer Faculty Fellowship

    Awards & Recognition

    2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
    2013: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
    Abraham Kauvar Presidential Award, National Jewish Health
    Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star – Department of Defense

    Board Certification

    1983: Rheumatology
    1977: Internal Medicine

    Professional Memberships

    1991-Present: Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.
    1984-Present: American Association of Immunologist
    1982-Present: American College of Rheumatology
    1979-Present: American College of Physicians

    Publications

    Swigris JJ; Olson AL; Fischer A; Lynch DA; Cosgrove GP; Frankel SK; Meehan RT; Robinson C; Smith ML; Mabry TR; Mycophenolate mofetil is safe, well tolerated, and preserves lung function in patients with connective tissue disease-related interstitial lung disease: Chest 2006;130(1):30-6.

    Wasfi Y, Meehan RT, Newman LS. Chapter 105 Sarcoidosis. Harris et al: Kelly’s Textbook of Rheumatology 7th edition. 2004. Elsevier Science Philadelphia, PA.

    Meehan RT; Neale LS; Kraus ET; Stuart CA; Smith ML; Cintron NM; Sams CF; Alteration in human mononuclear leucocytes following space flight: Immunology; 1992;76(3188):491-7.

    Meehan RT, Ashman RF. Early protein synthesis in activated human peripheral blood mono¬nuclear cells.    Molecular. Immunol. 22:893-898,1985.  

    Swigris JJ; Fischer A; Gillis J; Meehan RT; Brown KK; Pulmonary and thrombotic manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus: Chest 2008;133(1):271-80.

    Academic Affiliations

    Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

    Teaching & Professional Positions

    1998-Present: Faculty Internal Medicine/Rheumatology, National Jewish Health
    2008: Battalion Surgeon Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 17, Al Anbar, Iraq
    1989-1995: Assistant/Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, University of Colorado Denver
    1991: ICU Physician Fleet Hosp 6 Persian Gulf War U S Navy Reserve
    1984-1989: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston and Consultant Life Sciences Branch, NASA-Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas

    Contact Information

    • Office: 877.225.5654

     

    Locations

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

    • National Jewish Health Highlands Ranch
      8671 S Quebec St, Suite 120 Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

    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.
     

    Friendliness
    4.9

    Recommended to others
    4.9

    Explanation of problem/condition
    4.8

    Shows concerns for your questions
    4.9

    Includes you in decisions
    4.8

    Spoke using clear language
    4.9

    Amount of time spent with you
    4.8

    Confidence in your doctor
    4.9
     

    Comments

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    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Sorry he is retiring, been seeing him about 20 years.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    *Dr. Meehan is an excellent doctor so is his staff.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Dr,Meehan best doctor I have ever gone to.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    *Dr. Meehan has shown such professionalism in caring for me both physically & emotionally like I have not seen in a long time.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    I was distressed to hear that *Dr. Meehan is retiring soon from seeing patients and going full time into research.

    National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
    Good experience.

    National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
    Dr Meehan is awesome

    National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
    All doctors/care providers should go to same school of bedside manners as *Dr. Meehan. Wished I could clone *Dr. Meehan.

    National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
    *Dr. Meehan's the best!

    National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
    I love *Dr. Meehan and his staff. He really care about me and lupus.

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