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Patient Care in the Department of Medicine

As the only academic medical center in the region, our clinical programs are recognized nationally for excellence in primary care and for caring for complex patient populations. We attract the best and brightest physicians, scientists and trainees from around the world, ensuring a level of patient care that is second to none.

Our Specialities

The Department of Medicine represents 16 divisions, providing expert care and research in these subspecialties:

Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine
Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
General Internal Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Health Care Policy and Research
Hospital Medicine​​
Infectious Diseases 
Medical Oncology
Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care   
Renal Diseases & Hypertension

Centers of Excellence

Center for Lungs and Breathing – from a chronic cough to the most complex lung diseases, we treat a wide range of respiratory conditions.

Transplant Center – the only transplant program in the Rocky Mountain region that performs all solid organ transplants.

Cancer Center - Colorado's only national cancer institute-designated consortium comprehensive cancer center. 

Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine – one of the first personalized medicine programs in the country to integrate the clinical use of its pharmacogenics via a research biobank.

Outpatient and Inpatient Clinics

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital 

UCHealth Cherry Creek Medical Center

Community Clinics

Department of Medicine faculty and trainees advocate and serve the underserved and refugee populations at Denver-area clinics including: 

Clinica Tepevac

Stout Street Health Center

The Dawn Clinic



Outpatient Clinic Visits: 21 percent increase over the last fiscal year


 Hospitalized patients: 40 percent of patients are under the care of Department of Medicine faculty


COVID-19 Patients: The Department of Medicine cared for 81% of all patients hospitalized with COVID at University of Colorado Hospital

U.S. News & World Report National Rankings (2021)

  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery #2
  • Rheumatology #11
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology #38
  • Cancer #50
  • GI & GI Surgery #38
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery - High Performing
  • Nephrology - High Performing
  • Geriatric Medicine - High Performing