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The nation's largest adult cystic fibrosis treatment and research program. Right here in Denver.

Cystic Fibrosis in Adults

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life-long, challenging disease. Improved treatment, better diagnostic testing and a commitment to research has led to more adults living longer with this disease.

National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, have the largest and most integrated adult cystic fibrosis programs in the United States. Our patients are cared for by their same CF doctors and care team during clinic visits and when they are hospitalized. Our goal is to help patients manage their disease so they can live full and active lives.


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Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Adults with cystic fibrosis need specialized, multidisciplinary coordinated care to help them manage this complex disease.

Coordinated Cystic Fibrosis Care

  • Advanced Testing
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Lifestyle Management
  • Medication management

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Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Our adult cystic fibrosis patients work with a specialized team that understands the unique needs of each CF patient.

Cystic Fibrosis Team

  • Pulmonary Specialists
  • Diabetes Specialists
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Nurse Coordinators
  • Registered Dieticians
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Research Coordinators
  • You, Our Patient


Cystic Fibrosis Research

Cystic fibrosis patients live longer, more fulfilling lives thanks to research. Our CF program has ongoing clinical trials that evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new therapies. We also are part of the world’s largest cystic fibrosis clinical trials network.

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Cystic Fibrosis Specialists

  • Jane E. Gross

    Jane E. Gross, MD, PhD

  • Sherstin T. Lommatzsch

    Sherstin T. Lommatzsch, MD

  • Steven E. Lommatzsch

    Steven E. Lommatzsch, MD

  • Jerry A. Nick

    Jerry A. Nick, MD

  • Milene Saavedra

    Milene Saavedra, MD

  • Jennifer L. Taylor-Cousar

    Jennifer L. Taylor-Cousar, MD, MSCS


Cystic Fibrosis Patient Story

Specialized Care Helping Cystic Fibrosis Patient Breathe Easier

“I experienced a new level of interest, expertise and professionalism at National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital. The resources here are incredible.”

- Kori Tolbert, New York

Read Kori's Story