For 30 years, 5280 has been providing the must-have list of the best doctors in the Denver metro area. This year, we’ve partnered with Castle Connolly, a health care research and information company, to create the list. While some of the medical specialties represented will be different than they have been in the past, by working with Castle Connolly, 5280 is now able to deliver a much larger list of physicians, which we hope better serves our readers. Each listing provides the doctor’s name, hospital affiliations, employer or practice name, address, and phone number. The list will also be available at

About Castle Connolly

With more than 30 years’ experience researching, reviewing, and selecting top doctors, Castle Connolly is a trusted and credible health care research and information company. Our mission is to help people find the best health care by connecting patients with best-in-class health care providers.

Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Its online nomination process is open to all licensed physicians in America, who are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and in any part of the country, as well as indicate whether the nominated physician(s) is, in their opinion, among the best in their region in their medical specialty or among the best in the nation in their medical specialty. Then, Castle Connolly’s research team thoroughly vets each physician’s professional qualifications, education, hospital and faculty appointments, research leadership, professional reputation, disciplinary history, and, if available, outcomes data. Additionally, a physician’s interpersonal skills, such as listening and communicating effectively, demonstrating empathy, and instilling trust and confidence, are also considered in the review process. The Castle Connolly Doctor Directory is the largest network of peer-nominated physicians in the nation. Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine’s “Top Doctors” feature may also appear online at or in conjunction with other Castle Connolly Top Doctors databases online and/or in print.

Castle Connolly is part of Everyday Health Group, a recognized leader in patient and provider education, attracting an engaged audience of over 74 million health consumers and over 890,000 U.S. practicing physicians and clinicians to its premier health and wellness digital properties. Our mission is to drive better clinical and health outcomes through decision-making informed by highly relevant information, data, and analytics. We empower health care providers and consumers with trusted content and services delivered through Everyday Health Group’s world-class brands.

Denver Metro-Area Hospitals

We shorten the names of hospitals in our listings. Below are our abbreviations and the official names as well as their health care systems.

Aurora – The Medical Center of Aurora—HealthOne
Avista – Avista Adventist Hospital—AdventHealth
BMC – Boulder Medical Center
Broomfield – Broomfield Hospital—UCHealth
Castle Rock – Castle Rock Adventist Hospital—AdventHealth
Children’s – Children’s Hospital Colorado
Craig – Craig Hospital
Denver Health – Denver Health Medical Center
Foothills – Foothills Hospital—Boulder Community Health
Good Samaritan – Good Samaritan Medical Center—SCL Health
Highlands Ranch – UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital—UCHealth
Littleton – Littleton Adventist Hospital—AdventHealth
Littleton Pediatric – Littleton Pediatric Medical Center
Longmont – Longmont United Hospital—Centura Health/CommonSpirit Health
Longs Peak – Longs Peak Hospital—UCHealth
Lutheran – Lutheran Medical Center—SCL Health
National Jewish – National Jewish Health
North Suburban – North Suburban Medical Center—HealthOne
OrthoColorado – OrthoColorado Hospital—Centura Health/CommonSpirit Health
Parker – Parker Adventist Hospital—AdventHealth
Platte Valley – Platte Valley Medical Center—SCL Health
Porter – Porter Adventist Hospital—AdventHealth
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s – Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center—HealthOne
RMHC – Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center—HealthOne
Rose – Rose Medical Center—HealthOne
Sky Ridge – Sky Ridge Medical Center—HealthOne
St. Anthony – St. Anthony Hospital—Centura Health/CommonSpirit Health
St. Anthony North – St. Anthony North Hospital—Centura Health/CommonSpirit Health
St. Joseph – St. Joseph Hospital—SCL Health
Swedish – Swedish Medical Center—HealthOne
University – UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital—UCHealth
Veterans – Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center—Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System