Scott Sagel, MD


Asthma Breathing and Lung

Related Departments

Breathing Institute


Academic - Associate Professor


Best Doctors in America
Awarding Body: Best Doctors in America
Date: 2015
Description: 5% of doctors selected nationwide by peers for the following years: 2007, 2009-11, 2014-2015.

5-Star Award
Awarding Body: Professional Research Consultants
Date: 2013
Description: Score in the top 10 percent of patient-family experience of care surveys, 3 consecutive years (2013-2015)

Golden Stethoscope Honoree
Awarding Body: University of Colorado
Date: 2013
Description: For excellence in clinical education

Top Doctors (National)
Awarding Body: US News & World Report
Date: 2011
Description: 5 consecutive years (2011-2015)

Golden Stethoscope Honoree
Awarding Body: University of Colorado
Date: 2010
Description: For excellence in clinical education

Denver's Top Doctors
Awarding Body: 5280 Magazine
Date: 2007
Description: 8 consecutive years (2007-2015)

Awarding Body: Society of Pediatric Research
Date: 2006
Description: 2006-present

Biography & Interests

Clinical Interests

I am interested in cystic fibrosis; primary ciliary dyskinesia; bronchiectasis; and nontuberculous mycobacteria infection.

Research Interests

Dr. Sagel is a pediatrician who focuses on airway inflammation and lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis and primary ciliary dyskinesia. He serves as the director of the University of Colorado Cystic Fibrosis Center, as well as the lead site investigator for the National Institute of Health-funded Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium, a network dedicated to improving diagnostics and treatments for individuals with primary ciliary dyskinesia. Dr. Sagel�s research interests include: biomarkers of lung disease, including sputum and systemic markers of airway inflammation and injury; airway infections in cystic fibrosis including nontuberculous mycobacteria and the microbiome; and how bacterial pathogens relate to clinical outcomes in cystic fibrosis. Dr. Sagel�s research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. An active member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Dr. Sagel serves as co-chair of the CFF Biomarker Consortium and former chair of the Therapeutics Development Network Inflammatory Biomarkers Working Group.

Education & Training

Medical Schools

Washington University School of Medicine  - Medicine (1996)


University of Colorado (Childrens Hospital Colorado) Program  - (1997)

Residency Program

University of Colorado School of Medicine  - Pediatrics (1999)


University of Colorado Health Sciences Center  - Pediatric Pulmonology (2003)

Graduate Schools

University of Colorado School of Medicine  - Clinical Sciences (2010)

Undergraduate Schools

University of Michigan  - Economics (1992)


American Thoracic Society (ATS) - Member
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Member
Society For Pediatric Research (SPR) - Member

Research & Grants

Website:"Sagel SD"[Author]

Primary Location

13123 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora CO, 80045-7106

(720) 777-6181

(720) 777-7283


Children's Hospital Colorado on Anschutz Medical Campus