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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Woman Enjoying the OutdoorsNational Jewish Health provides comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation services. The services are for people with a chronic lung disease, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, bronchiectasis and interstitial lung disease (ILD).

The pulmonary rehab team includes pulmonary and cardiology doctors, specially trained nurse practitioners and registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, psychosocial clinicians and dietitians.


Our Services

  • Medical management
  • Exercise
  • Breathing retraining
  • Education
  • Emotional support
  • Nutrition counseling  

A referral from a doctor is needed. Based on medical necessity, the person may receive a medical evaluation and treatment; one-to-one, and group education, physical conditioning, nutrition evaluation and counseling. This will allow people to resume an active daily life, to live better and feel better.


  • Kathleen Anderson

    Kathleen Anderson, PT, DPT

  • Julie Engle

    Julie Engle, PT

  • Yakira Gruber

    Yakira Gruber, DPT

  • Shelby R. Jenkins

    Shelby R. Jenkins, OTR

  • Hoang Nguyen

    Hoang Nguyen, PT, DPT

  • Kimberly Sack

    Kimberly Sack, MS, PT

  • Allison Zangle

    Allison Zangle, PT, DPT

Clinical Trials

For more than 100 years, National Jewish Health has been committed to finding new treatments and cures for diseases. Search our clinical trials.

Reasons to Choose National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked #1 or #2 in Pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report for 26 consecutive years
  • Ranked in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians consistently recognized among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 6% of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to hundreds of active clinical trials
  • 124-year history of focus on care, research and education serving patients from around the world with lung, heart, immune and related disorders
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