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Respiratory (Pulmonary)

As the leading respiratory hospital in the U.S., National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the care and treatment of pulmonary (lung) diseases.

Whether you have a lung disease that is common or one that is extremely rare, our multidisciplinary team is ready to meet your needs. We treat all pulmonary diseases with a program designed especially for you. Our many specialty programs offer customized care in everything from asthma to sleep disorders to COPD and cystic fibrosis.


We also conduct research into many lung diseases and related conditions. This assures you have access to the latest, most advanced clinical trials and most effective treatments.

Respiratory Care at National Jewish Health

Respiratory Care at National Jewish HealthAt National Jewish Health, you’ll find

  • The latest in clinical trials
  • A focused and integrated approach
  • State-of-the-art testing
  • A therapy plan designed for you
  • Many specialty programs, including the largest adult cystic fibrosis center in the U.S. and Denver’s oldest and most comprehensive sleep medicine program.

Our pulmonologists and multidisciplinary team work together to make sure you receive comprehensive evaluation and treatment. Our pulmonology programs are designed to improve your quality of life, as well as to reduce your long-term treatment costs.


Our Specialists

  • Ron Balkissoon

    Ron Balkissoon, MD, MSc, DIH, FRCPC

  • David A. Beuther

    David A. Beuther, MD, PhD, FCCP

  • Mohammad Dalabih

    Mohammad Dalabih, MD

  • Gregory P. Downey

    Gregory P. Downey, MD

  • Anthony N. Gerber

    Anthony N. Gerber, MD, PhD

  • Steven E. Lommatzsch

    Steven E. Lommatzsch, MD

  • Vipin Malik

    Vipin Malik, MD

  • Laurie A. Manka

    Laurie A. Manka, MD

  • Hilda Metjian

    Hilda Metjian, MD, FCCP

  • James K. O'Brien

    James K. O'Brien, MD, FACP, FCCP

  • Irina Petrache

    Irina Petrache, MD

  • Katherine Rosen

    Katherine Rosen, RN, MSN, ANP-C

  • Howard Saft

    Howard Saft, MD, MS

  • Michael D. Schwartz

    Michael D. Schwartz, MD, FCCM

  • Elaine M. K. Schwartz

    Elaine M. K. Schwartz, MD, FCCP

  • Jennifer Sederberg

    Jennifer Sederberg, NP

  • Evan L. Stepp

    Evan L. Stepp, MD

  • Michael E. Wechsler

    Michael E. Wechsler, MD, MMSc

  • James Woodrow

    James Woodrow, MD

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