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Jason Kolfenbach, MD

Fellowship Program Director, Associate Professor of Medicine


Jason Kolfenbach, MD, is a clinician-educator currently involved in patient care and clinical education of students, residents, and fellow-level trainees at the University of Colorado Hospital. He held the position of Assistant Program Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship from 2012-2015, and was officially named the Program Director in July of 2015. He trained under Dr. Sterling West during his fellowship, and continues to receive mentorship from Dr. West in the areas of clinical care, education, and administration of the fellowship program. Dr. Kolfenbach sees patients across the spectrum of rheumatic disease, but has also sub-specialized in the fields of systemic sclerosis and autoimmune ocular disease. These subspecialty interests have allowed for inter-disciplinary collaboration between the division of rheumatology and other specialists in pulmonology, hand surgery, vascular medicine, gastroenterology, and ophthalmology. These collaborations have resulted in educational opportunities for faculty and trainees, academic and research opportunities, and most importantly, improved patient care. 

1996-2000 University of Iowa
        B.S. Integrative Physiology

2000-2004 University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
        M.D.
2004-2007 University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
        Internal Medicine Residency

2007-2010 University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
        Rheumatology Fellowship

2008-2010 University of Colorado at Denver
        Clinical Science Masters Program


​2004-2007 Internal Medicine Residency, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center,                                     Denver, CO

2007-2010 Fellowship in Rheumatology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center,                                     Denver, CO

2010-2017 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology, University of Colorado                                             Denver, Denver, CO

2015-current Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program

2017-current          Associate Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology, University of Colorado                                            Denver, Denver, CO
2013-current           American College of Rheumatology Student and Resident Education                                                 Subcommittee 

2014-current           Medical Advisory Board, Scleroderma Foundation (Rocky Mountain chapter)
2010 Distinguished Fellow Award (awarded by the American College of Rheumatology)

2011        Recognition for Outstanding Service or Education, Housestaff Association Annual Survey

2012        Nominee, Excellence in Direct Teaching Award (Academy of Medical Educators,                                University of Colorado)

2012        Recognition for Outstanding Service or Education, Housestaff Association Annual Survey

2012        Faculty member, Championship Team in Knowledge Bowl at 2012 American College of                    Rheumatology Scientific Meeting, Washington, D.C.

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