Frank Accurso, MD
Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (1974)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, City College (1968)
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Pulmonology (1980)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Section Head - Pediatrics Pulmonary

Recognition & Awards

  • Who's Who in America, Who's Who (2009)
  • Physician of the year, Colorado Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Association of North America (2009)
  • Breath of Life Award, Denver Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2008)
  • Career Teaching Scholar, Dept of Pediatrics, Univeristy of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2006)
  • America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Guide (2002)
    Awarded 2002 - present
  • Best Pediatricians in America, Best Pediatricians in America (2002)
  • Best Doctors in Denver, 5280 Magazine (1997)
    Awarded in 1997 - present
  • Best Doctor in America , Best Doctors (1994)
    Awarded in 1994 - present


  • Duncan M, Wagner BD, Murray K, Allen J, Colvin K, Accurso FJ, Ivy DD. Circulating cytokines and growth factors in pediatric pulmonary hypertension. Mediators Inflamm. 2012;2012:143428. PubMed PMID: 23316102
  • Kerby GS, Wagner BD, Popler J, Hay TC, Kopecky C, Wilcox SL, Quinones RR, Giller RH, Accurso FJ, Deterding RR. Abnormal infant pulmonary function in young children with neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23169677
  • Baker CD, Accurso FJ. Preterm birth and airway inflammation in childhood. J Pediatr. 2012 Dec;161(6):979-80. PubMed PMID: 22981953
  • Wohlauer M, Moore EE, Silliman CC, Fragoso M, Gamboni F, Harr J, Accurso F, Wright F, Haenel J, Fullerton D, Banerjee A. Nebulized hypertonic saline attenuates acute lung injury following trauma and hemorrhagic shock via inhibition of matrix metalloproteinase-13. Crit Care Med. 2012 Sep;40(9):2647-53. PubMed PMID: 22732292
  • Ratjen F, Durham T, Navratil T, Schaberg A, Accurso FJ, Wainwright C, Barnes M, Moss RB, TIGER-2 Study Investigator Group. Long term effects of denufosol tetrasodium in patients with cystic fibrosis. J Cyst Fibros. 2012 Dec;11(6):539-49. PubMed PMID: 22682898
  • Ratjen F, Saiman L, Mayer-Hamblett N, Lands LC, Kloster M, Thompson V, Emmett P, Marshall B, Accurso F, Sagel S, Anstead M. Effect of azithromycin on systemic markers of inflammation in patients with cystic fibrosis uninfected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Chest. 2012 Nov;142(5):1259-66. PubMed PMID: 22595153
  • Laguna TA, Wagner BD, Starcher B, Luckey Tarro HK, Mann SA, Sagel SD, Accurso FJ. Urinary desmosine: a biomarker of structural lung injury during CF pulmonary exacerbation. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012 Sep;47(9):856-63. PubMed PMID: 22431382
  • Ramsey BW, Banks-Schlegel S, Accurso FJ, Boucher RC, Cutting GR, Engelhardt JF, Guggino WB, Karp CL, Knowles MR, Kolls JK, LiPuma JJ, Lynch S, McCray PB Jr, Rubenstein RC, Singh PK, Sorscher E, Welsh M. Future directions in early cystic fibrosis lung disease research: an NHLBI workshop report. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Apr 15;185(8):887-92. PubMed PMID: 22312017
  • Clancy JP, Rowe SM, Accurso FJ, Aitken ML, Amin RS, Ashlock MA, Ballmann M, Boyle MP, Bronsveld I, Campbell PW, De Boeck K, Donaldson SH, Dorkin HL, Dunitz JM, Durie PR, Jain M, Leonard A, McCoy KS, Moss RB, Pilewski JM, Rosenbluth DB, Rubenstein RC, Schechter MS, Botfield M, Ordoñez CL, Spencer-Green GT, Vernillet L, Wisseh S, Yen K, Konstan MW. Results of a phase IIa study of VX-809, an investigational CFTR corrector compound, in subjects with cystic fibrosis homozygous for the F508del-CFTR mutation. Thorax. 2012 Jan;67(1):12-8. PubMed PMID: 21825083
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Professional Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society (ATS), Member
  • Society For Pediatric Research (SPR), Member
  • American Pediatric Society (APS), Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

  • Pediatric Pulmonology, Board Certification (1986)
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (1980)
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Board Certification (1987)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (1974)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, City College (1968)
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Pulmonology (1980)
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Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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