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Affiliate - Department of Pediatrics

National Jewish Health, an Affiliate of the Department of Pediatrics, currently has 22 University of Colorado pediatric faculty members and 5 pediatric clinical fellows.

A major focus is the integration of care in the areas of allergy, asthma, immunology and rheumatology at National Jewish and Children's Hospital.

Teams of specialists at National Jewish, Children's Hospital, University of Colorado Hospital, and Denver Health enhance our teaching programs.

Major research programs in asthma, inflammation, signal transduction, and psychosocial problems in chronic illness are very successful.


  • Dr. Richard Johnston won the David Rall Award from the Institute of Medicine. The award is given to an IOM member who has demonstrated distinguished leadership as chair of a study committee or other such activity, showing commitment above and beyond the usual responsibilities of the position.
  • Dr. Erwin Gelfand was awarded the Medicine Alumni Global Award from McGill University's Faculty of Medicine.
  • National Jewish is #1 Respiratory Hospital
    National Jewish has been ranked the #1 respiratory hospital in America by U.S. News & World Report for 13 consecutive years!
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