Zulma X. Yunt
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Special Interests

Research Interests

My research interest is in the area of lung inflammation and repair.  Specifically I am interested in the role of lung vasculature in repair mechanisms following acute inflammatory injury characterized by fibrosis.  This includes studying angiogenesis and endothelial cell apoptosis over the course of inflammation and fibroproliferation in animal models of lung injury.  I am also interested in the signaling mechanisms that drive vascular changes in the lung during the development of fibrosis including the role of distinct cell types such as macrophages and lymphoctyes.


Clinical Interests

My clinical interests are interstitial lung diseases and vascular lung diseases.  I am also interested in critical care medicine, particularly the mangement of septic shock and ARDS.


Creighton University School of Medicine, MD
Creighton University, BS, Physicis
Yale University, Internal Medicince Residency
University of Colorado Denver, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

Board Certification

2011: Critical Care Medicine
2010: Pulmonary Medicine
2008: Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital
  • Littleton Adventist Hospital
  • Rose Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver
  • Swedish Medical Center

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



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

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
    1835 Franklin Street Denver, CO 80218

Patient Ratings

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National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2016
Very pleased with *Mrs. Yunt, very thorough concerned and has always been helpful & concerned, changed my HEALTH for the better changed my quality of life.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
Doctor and immunization nurse were both excellent.