James Colbert, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Infectious Disease


  • Colbert JF, Griffin BR, Rolloff K, Erzen CL, Haeger SM, Altmann C, Okamura K, Campbell R, Teitelbaum I, Faubel S. Hepcidin Removal during Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy. Blood Purif. 2024;53(1):23-29. PubMed PMID: 37926081
  • Zehr EP, Erzen CL, Oshima K, Langouet-Astrie CJ, LaRiviere WB, Shi D, Zhang F, McCollister BD, Windham SL, Rizzo AN, Bastarache JA, Horswill AR, Schmidt EP, Kwiecinski JM, Colbert JF. Bacterial pneumonia-induced shedding of epithelial heparan sulfate inhibits the bactericidal activity of cathelicidin in a murine model. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2024 Feb 1;326(2):L206-L212. PubMed PMID: 38113313
  • Floyd DF, Colbert JF, Feng F, Furgeson SB, Montford JR. Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease Worsen Outcomes in Experimental Sepsis. Kidney360. 2024 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38353663
  • Colbert JF, Kirsch JM, Erzen CL, Langouët-Astrié CJ, Thompson GE, McMurtry SA, Kofonow JM, Robertson CE, Kovacs EJ, Sullivan RC, Hippensteel JA, Sawant NV, De Nisco NJ, McCollister BD, Schwartz RS, Horswill AR, Frank DN, Duerkop BA, Schmidt EP. Aging-Associated Augmentation of Gut Microbiome Virulence Capability Drives Sepsis Severity. mBio. 2023 Jun 27;14(3):e0005223. PubMed PMID: 37102874
  • Hippensteel JA, LaRiviere WB, Colbert JF, Langouët-Astrié CJ, Schmidt EP. Heparin as a therapy for COVID-19: current evidence and future possibilities. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2020 Aug 1;319(2):L211-L217. PubMed PMID: 32519894
  • Hippensteel JA, Uchimido R, Tyler PD, Burke RC, Han X, Zhang F, McMurtry SA, Colbert JF, Lindsell CJ, Angus DC, Kellum JA, Yealy DM, Linhardt RJ, Shapiro NI, Schmidt EP. Intravenous fluid resuscitation is associated with septic endothelial glycocalyx degradation. Crit Care. 2019 Jul 23;23(1):259. PubMed PMID: 31337421
  • Griffin BR, You Z, Holmen J, SooHoo M, Gist KM, Colbert JF, Chonchol M, Faubel S, Jovanovich A. Incident infection following acute kidney injury with recovery to baseline creatinine: A propensity score matched analysis. PLoS One. 2019;14(6):e0217935. PubMed PMID: 31233518
  • Colbert JF, Ford JA, Haeger SM, Yang Y, Dailey KL, Allison KC, Neudecker V, Evans CM, Richardson VL, Brodsky KS, Faubel S, Eltzschig HK, Schmidt EP, Ginde AA. A model-specific role of microRNA-223 as a mediator of kidney injury during experimental sepsis. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2017 Aug 1;313(2):F553-F559. PubMed PMID: 28515178
  • Yang Y, Haeger SM, Suflita MA, Zhang F, Dailey KL, Colbert JF, Ford JA, Picon MA, Stearman RS, Lin L, Liu X, Han X, Linhardt RJ, Schmidt EP. Fibroblast Growth Factor Signaling Mediates Pulmonary Endothelial Glycocalyx Reconstitution. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2017 Jun;56(6):727-737. PubMed PMID: 28187268
  • Colbert JF, Schmidt EP, Faubel S, Ginde AA. Severe Sepsis Outcomes Among Hospitalizations With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Shock. 2017 Feb;47(2):128-131. PubMed PMID: 27617672
  • Colbert JF, Schmidt EP, Faubel S, Ginde AA. Severe Sepsis Outcomes Among Hospitalizations with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Shock. 2016 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27617672
  • Colbert JF, Traystman RJ, Poisson SN, Herson PS, Ginde AA. Sex-Related Differences in the Risk of Hospital-Acquired Sepsis and Pneumonia Post Acute Ischemic Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Oct;25(10):2399-404. PubMed PMID: 27363622
  • Colbert JF, Schmidt EP. Endothelial and Microcirculatory Function and Dysfunction in Sepsis. Clin Chest Med. 2016 Jun;37(2):263-75. PubMed PMID: 27229643
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Practice Locations

UCHealth Infectious Disease Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
7th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045

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  • Infectious Disease

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Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease
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13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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