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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

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Physican reviewing lab resultsIdiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is one of more than 130 types of interstitial lung disease (ILD). It is described by scarring (fibrosis) of the lungs. The word “idiopathic” means “of unknown cause.”

National Jewish Health is the leading hospital in the nation. We treat hundreds of people with IPF and other types of pulmonary fibrosis each year. Our expertise is recognized by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF). It has designated National Jewish Health as a PFF Care Center.

National Jewish Health also is a Specialized Center of ILD Research for the National Institutes of Health. This center conducts IPF research, so you have access to the latest clinical trials and most effective treatments.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Care

At National Jewish Health, you’ll find:

  • The latest clinical trials
  • Newest treatment options
  • Individualized care
  • A team of different specialists working together to care for you
  • Radiologists with special expertise in IPF
  • The ability to diagnose IPF early and correctly
  • State-of-the-art pulmonary testing and treatments
  • Comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation services
  • Support groups

Learn more about the Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program.


  • Joseph Cooley

    Joseph Cooley, DO

  • David M. Ferraro

    David M. Ferraro, MD

  • Cori Fratelli

    Cori Fratelli, MSN, FNP-C, RN

  • Hoang Nguyen

    Hoang Nguyen, PT, DPT

  • Allison Zangle

    Allison Zangle, PT, DPT

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