Denver Health Medical Center

777 Bannock Street
Denver CO 80204
(303) 436-6000




Pulmonary Department - Our Team

Denver Health Pulmonary and Critical Care is led by nationally and internationally recognized physician Dr. Ivor Douglas. This team includes physicians who have trained at worked at major institutions throughout the country and in Colorado. The team is active in research both at the bedside and in the lab. Members of the division regularly collaborate in research with colleagues at outside institutions including the University of Colorado Hospital and National Jewish Hospital.

Additionally, members of the division are committed to the education of the next generation of physicians by not only participating in clinical teaching but in curriculum as demonstrated by the presence of three associate program directors within the division faculty. The division staff all hold faculty appointments at the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Members of the Denver Health Division of Pulmonary Critical Care have distinguished themselves as outstanding clinicians and accomplished scientists. They combine science and knowledge with compassion to provide patients with the highest level of care both in the clinic and inpatient setting.


Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Services

The Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients from the Denver metropolitan area and serves as a referral resource for patients from throughout the State of Colorado and neighboring regions. The Pulmonary and Critical Care Division is an affiliate of the nationally recognized Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care with the University of Colorado and National Jewish Health.

Denver Health’s nationally acclaimed pulmonary and critical care physician specialists care for a wide spectrum of lung diseases and sleep disorders and provide outstanding inpatient critical care for patients in our Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), using the most effective multidisciplinary approach. The division’s mission is the advancement and dissemination of the science of respiratory disease and critical illness through the delivery of clinical care, education and research.

Research Activities

Active Research Activities

  • Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Network Clinical Center for current clinical research projects
    • Petal-ROSE
    • Petal-Primrose
    • Petal-CLOVERS
    • Petal-VIOLET
    • Cheetah FRESH
  • ProFOCCI

Additional Areas of Research Project focus

  • Sarcoidosis
  • Acute lung injury
  • Sepsis
  • Metabolic disturbances in critical illness
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • The contribution of alcohol intoxication and withdrawal in critical illness
  • Sedation and delirium
  • Acute lung injury genomics
  • Novel approaches to the care of COPD
  • Improved algorithms for identification and care of early COPD
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of pulmonary vascular remodeling in a murine model of acute lung injury repair
  • Acute lung injury genomics
  • Disaster preparedness for the ICU


Denver Health Pulmonary Faculty (linked to CU Profiles) 

Douglas, Ivor, MD 

Fisher, James, MD 

Hanley, Michael, MD 

Mansoori, Jason​, MD

Neumeier, Anna, MD 

Roark, Sara, MD 

Schmidt, Eric, MD​



Pulmonary Sciences (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Research Complex II

12700 East 19th Avenue


Aurora, CO 80045


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