Facts & Statistics

National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, and immune diseases and for groundbreaking medical research.

  • The #1 respiratory hospital in the nation since 1998, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Among the best pediatric respiratory hospitals in the nation, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Despite our small size, we are in the top 5 percent of institutions in the country funded by the NIH, in terms of absolute dollars.

  • Ranked among the leaders worldwide in the impact of our scientific publications: 12th in molecular biology & genetics; 15th in biology and biochemistry; and 22nd in immunology, as ranked by Thomson Scientific.

  • Leading clinical laboratories in the world for Mycobacteriology, Complement and Beryllium Exposure.

  • In 2007, the Kunsberg School at National Jewish Health received the USDA HealthierUS School Challenge Gold Award, the only Colorado school to receive this recognition.

  • Twelve National Jewish Health physicians were named the best in the entire nation in "America's Top Doctors," published in 2010 by Castle Connolly.

  • Twenty-one physicians at National Jewish Health were named "Top Docs" in the 2010 ranking of Denver-area physicians by 5280 magazine.

  • On April 8th, 2010, National Jewish Health was recognized by the Colorado House and Senate for our vital role in serving the health needs of Colorado citizens and the opening of our Lung Cancer Center. Watch video of Senate proceedings (Begins 4:55).

  • Our faculty helped write the NHLBI 2007 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.

  • Home to the Editors-in-Chief of two major peer-reviewed publications:


Read a list of our noteworthy research achievements.

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