An infectious disease is caused by a bacterium, virus or other organism and can be spread to others. Infectious diseases can range from mild to life-threatening. They can last from a few days to many years.
National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, was founded more than 100 years ago to treat tuberculosis. Over the past century, we have become the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Our nationally recognized infectious disease doctors provide state-of-the-art care for patients with tuberculosis, Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM), multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and other infectious diseases.
Our specialized laboratories work with our multidisciplinary team of infectious disease specialists to choose the most appropriate medicines and doses for you. This helps to minimize drug side effects and toxicity, which can be common with the drugs used to treat MDR-TB patients.
Our doctors are researchers too, so you have access to the latest infectious disease clinical trials and most effective treatments.
Infectious Disease at National Jewish Health
At National Jewish Health, you’ll find:
- The latest in clinical trials
- A focused and integrated approach
- State-of-the-art diagnostic testing
- The Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Center of Excellence
- Specialized mycobacteriology and pharmacokinetics laboratories.
Condition InformationNontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Overview
Programs & ServicesInfectious Diseases Inpatient and Extended Outpatient Program
- Bronchiectasis Treatment Program
- Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections
- Infectious Diseases Inpatient and Extended Outpatient Program
- Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections
- Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Infections Program
- NTM Center of Excellence
- Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Program
- Tuberculosis Program
Charles L. Daley, MD
Jared J. Eddy, MD
David E. Griffith, MD
Shannon H. Kasperbauer, MD
Minh-Vu H. Nguyen, MD, MSc
Our Patient Education Program at National Jewish Health provides many free educational opportunities and support groups to assist patients and caregivers with managing illnesses and chronic conditions.
Download Free Patient Education Materials
There are a number of written materials to support patient education at National Jewish Health. They include Understanding Booklets, Med Facts, Test Facts, Medication handouts and more.
Reasons to Choose National Jewish Health
- The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
- Ranked #1 or #2 in Pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report for 26 consecutive years
- Ranked in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
- Physicians consistently recognized among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
- Among the top 6% of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to hundreds of active clinical trials
- 124-year history of focus on care, research and education serving patients from around the world with lung, heart, immune and related disorders
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Many patients who come to National Jewish Health are trying to find answers to ongoing health issues. Our doctors use advanced testing to accurately diagnose our patients’ conditions and determine the best treatment plan.
What do you do when you are allergic to the very medicine that’s supposed to help you? Where do you turn when years of treatment don’t make you feel better? Meet Caleb, Jerry and Adam, each of whom struggled with life-threatening health issues before finding National Jewish Health. They came here as a last resort, and found doctors and researchers who listened and found answers that changed their lives.