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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 Lone Tree Medical Center

Affiliated Hospitals

Clinical care is also provided at four hospitals affiliated with our training program. Active hospitalist and intensivist inpatient services provide 24/7 care and education at these core hospitals; through their work our physicians are experts in diverse clinical challenges, patient populations and practice settings. 

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital - U.S. News & World Report named UCHealth Hospital the No. 1 hospital in the state. UCH is also ranked among the nation’s best in 11 specialties.

Denver Health Medical Center - For nearly 160 years, Denver Health has been committed to providing high-quality, innovative health care to all people. Denver Health's integrated system includes a 555-bed hospital, emergency care, a public health department and a network of family health centers. 

National Jewish Health - Is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 115 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders.

Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center - The Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center is the tertiary hospital for VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System. It is a 1.2 million square foot campus, spread over 31 acres, providing Veterans from the Colorado region private inpatient rooms, new services and innovative care.

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


New Outpatients: 13 percent increase over the last fiscal year


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


Inpatients: 25 percent increase over the last fiscal year

U.S. News & World Report National Rankings (2019-20)

  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery #2
  • Rheumatology #11
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology #18
  • Cancer #44
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery #39
  • GI & GI Surgery #39
  • Kidney Disorders #45
  • Geriatric Medicine - High Performing