Aryeh Fischer, MD
Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Autoimmune Lung Center
Interstitial Lung Disease Program
National Jewish Health

Director, Scleroderma Clinic
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado
Denver, Colorado

Clinical Focus

  • Autoimmune Lung Disorders 
Professional Education

BA:  Interdisplinary Studies with Honors, University of Maryland Baltimore Honors Program, Baltimore, Maryland
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Residency:  Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fellowship:  Rheumatology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests
  • Principal Investigator for MM-093-01-200 SQuERI, Protocol U3839g, PHAROS, Protocol QAX576A2201, #N01AI05419, and ATS clinical research trials
  • Reviewer for American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Arthritis and Rheumatism, Arthritis Care and Research, BMC Pulmonary Medicine, Chest, European Respiratory Journal, Journal of Rheumatology Respiration, Respirology, Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, and Thorax medical journals
  • Specialist in Pulmonary Rheumatology and Pumonary Autoimmune Disorders

Recent Publications

1: Brown KK, Fischer A, Swigris JJ. Interstitial lung disease and autoimmune lung
diseases. Preface. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2012 Nov;32(4):xi-xii. doi:
10.1016/j.iac.2012.09.001. Epub 2012 Oct 4. PubMed PMID: 23102071.

2: Olson AL, Brown KK, Fischer A. Connective tissue disease-associated lung
disease. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2012 Nov;32(4):513-36. doi:
10.1016/j.iac.2012.09.002. PubMed PMID: 23102064.

3: Demoruelle MK, Kahr A, Verilhac K, Deane K, Fischer A, West S. Recent-onset
systemic lupus erythematosus complicated by acute respiratory failure. Arthritis
Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Feb;65(2):314-23. doi: 10.1002/acr.21857. PubMed PMID:

4: Fischer A, du Bois R. Interstitial lung disease in connective tissue
disorders. Lancet. 2012 Aug 18;380(9842):689-98. doi:
10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61079-4. Review. Erratum in: Lancet. 2012 Sep
29;380(9848):1148. PubMed PMID: 22901890.