Duc Ha, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care

Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2011)
Graduate School :
  • MS, University of California, San Diego (2018)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Denver (CO) (2005)
  • Cleveland Clinic, Internal Medicine (2014)
  • University of California (San Diego) Program, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine (2017)
Department: Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


  • Bade BC, Faiz SA, Ha DM, Tan M, Barton-Burke M, Cheville AL, Escalante CP, Gozal D, Granger CL, Presley CJ, Smith SM, Chamberlaine DM, Long JM, Malone DJ, Pirl WF, Robinson HL, Yasufuku K, Rivera MP. Cancer-related Fatigue in Lung Cancer: A Research Agenda: An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2023 Mar 1;207(5):e6-e28. PubMed PMID: 36856560
  • Ha DM, Nunnery MA, Klocko RP, Haverhals LM, Bekelman DB, New ML, Randhawa SK, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Studts JL, Prochazka AV, Keith RL. Lung cancer survivors' views on telerehabilitation following curative intent therapy: a formative qualitative study. BMJ Open. 2023 Jun 23;13(6):e073251. PubMed PMID: 37355268
  • Ha, D.M. (2023). Physiologic and Patient-Centered Considerations in Lung Cancer Care. In: MacRosty, C.R., Rivera, M.P. (eds) Lung Cancer. Respiratory Medicine. Humana, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-38412-7_13
  • Ha DM, Comer A, Dollar B, Bedoy R, Ford M, Gozansky WS, Zeng C, Arch JJ, Leach HJ, Malhotra A, Prochazka AV, Keith RL, Boxer RS. Telemedicine-based inspiratory muscle training and walking promotion with lung cancer survivors following curative intent therapy: a parallel-group pilot randomized trial. Support Care Cancer. 2023 Sep 1;31(9):546. PubMed PMID: 37656252
  • Miller YE, Ghosh M, Merrick DT, Kubala B, Szabo E, Bengtson L, Kocherginsky M, Helenowski IB, Benante K, Schering T, Kim J, Kim H, Ha D, Bergan RC, Khan SA, Keith RL. Phase Ib trial of inhaled iloprost for the prevention of lung cancer with predictive and response biomarker assessment. Front Oncol. 2023;13:1204726. PubMed PMID: 37711198
  • Ha DM, Prochazka AV, Bekelman DB, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Studts JL, Keith RL. Modifiable factors associated with health-related quality of life among lung cancer survivors following curative intent therapy. Lung Cancer. 2022 Jan;163:42-50. PubMed PMID: 34896804
  • Ha DM, Deng LR, Lange AV, Swigris JJ, Bekelman DB. Reliability, Validity, and Responsiveness of the DEG, a Three-Item Dyspnea Measure. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Jan 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34981344
  • Ries AL, Ha DM. Rehabilitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Other Respiratory Disorders. In Fishman’s Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, 6th ed. Grippi MA, Antin-Ozerkis DE, Dela Cruz CS, eds. McGraw-Hill.
  • Ha DM, Zeng C, Chan ED, Gray M, Mazzone PJ, Samet JM, Steiner JF. Association of Exercise Behavior with Overall Survival in Stage I-IIIA Lung Cancer. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 Jun;18(6):1034-1042. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202003-235OC. PMID: 33326358.
  • Ha DM, Prochazka AV, Bekelman DB, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Chan ED, Keith RL. Association of Leisure-Time Physical Activity With Health-Related Quality of Life Among US Lung Cancer Survivors. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2021 Feb;5(1):pkaa118. PubMed PMID: 35075444
  • Davidson KR, Ha DM, Schwarz MI, Chan ED. Bronchoalveolar lavage as a diagnostic procedure: a review of known cellular and molecular findings in various lung diseases. J Thorac Dis. 2020 Sep;12(9):4991-5019. PubMed PMID: 33145073
  • Ha D, Ries AL, Lippman SM, Fuster MM. Effects of curative-intent lung cancer therapy on functional exercise capacity and patient-reported outcomes. Support Care Cancer. 2020 Oct;28(10):4707-4720. PubMed PMID: 31965306
  • Ha D, Ries AL. Characterization of Dyspnea in Veteran Lung Cancer Survivors Following Curative-Intent Therapy. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2020 Mar;40(2):120-127. PubMed PMID: 31592931
  • Ha D, Kerr J, Ries AL, Fuster MM, Lippman SM, Murphy JD. A Model-Based Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of an Exercise Program for Lung Cancer Survivors After Curative-Intent Treatment. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Mar;99(3):233-240. PubMed PMID: 31361623
  • Ha D, Malhotra A, Ries AL, O'Neal WT, Fuster MM. Heart rate variability and heart rate recovery in lung cancer survivors eligible for long-term cure. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2019 Nov;269:103264. PubMed PMID: 31376471
  • Liu D, Wen H, He J, Gao S, Li S, Liu L, He J, Huang Y, Xu S, Mao W, Tan Q, Chen C, Li X, Zhang Z, Jiang G, Xu L, Zhang L, Fu J, Li H, Wang Q, Tan L, Li D, Zhou Q, Fu X, Jiang Z, Chen H, Fang W, Zhang X, Li Y, Tong T, Yu Z, Liu Y, Zhi X, Yan T, Zhang X, Brunelli A, Salati M, Phan K, Hida Y, Venuta F, Choi JH, Papagiannopoulos K, Ha D, Novoa N. Society for Translational Medicine Expert Consensus on the preoperative assessment of circulatory and cardiac functions and criteria for the assessment of risk factors in patients with lung cancer. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Sep;10(9):5545-5549. PubMed PMID: 30416805
  • Ha D, Ries AL, Mazzone PJ, Lippman SM, Fuster MM. Exercise capacity and cancer-specific quality of life following curative intent treatment of stage I-IIIA lung cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Jul;26(7):2459-2469. PubMed PMID: 29429006
  • Ha D, Ries AL, Montgrain P, Vaida F, Sheinkman S, Fuster MM. Time to treatment and survival in veterans with lung cancer eligible for curative intent therapy. Respir Med. 2018 Aug;141:172-179. PubMed PMID: 30053964
  • Ha D, Mazzone PJ, Ries AL, Malhotra A, Fuster M. The Utility of Exercise Testing in Patients with Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Sep;11(9):1397-410. PubMed PMID: 27156441
  • Ha D, Liao X, Wang HY, Jamieson C, Magaña M, Makani S. Thoracic Extramedullary Hematopoiesis Mimicking Metastatic Cancer. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2016 Oct;23(4):343-346. PubMed PMID: 27479013
  • Tejwani V, Ha D, Isada C. Observations: Public Speaking Anxiety in Graduate Medical Education--A Matter of Interpersonal and Communication Skills?. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 Feb;8(1):111. PubMed PMID: 26913118
  • Ha D, Fuster M, Ries AL, Wagner PD, Mazzone PJ. Heart Rate Recovery as a Preoperative Test of Perioperative Complication Risk. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Nov;100(5):1954-62. PubMed PMID: 26410158
  • Ha D, Choi H, Chevalier C, Zell K, Wang XF, Mazzone PJ. Survival in patients with metachronous second primary lung cancer. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Jan;12(1):79-84. PubMed PMID: 25494009
  • Ha D, Yadav R, Mazzone PJ. Cystic lung disease: systematic, stepwise diagnosis. Cleve Clin J Med. 2015 Feb;82(2):115-27. PubMed PMID: 25897602
  • Ha D, Choi H, Zell K, Raymond DP, Stephans K, Wang XF, Videtic G, McCarthy K, Minai OA, Mazzone PJ. Association of impaired heart rate recovery with cardiopulmonary complications after lung cancer resection surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Apr;149(4):1168-73.e3. PubMed PMID: 25583106
  • Ha D, Stephans K, Choi H, Zell K, Wang XF, Minai OA, Raymond DP, Videtic G, Mazzone PJ. Heart rate recovery and survival in patients undergoing stereotactic body radiotherapy for treatment of early-stage lung cancer. J Radiosurg SBRT. 2015;3(3):193-201. PubMed PMID: 29296402
  • Albeldawi M, Ha D, Mehta P, Lopez R, Jang S, Sanaka MR, Vargo JJ. Utility of urgent colonoscopy in acute lower gastro-intestinal bleeding: a single-center experience. Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf). 2014 Nov;2(4):300-5. PubMed PMID: 24958253
  • Ha D, Faulx M, Isada C, Kattan M, Yu C, Olender J, Nielsen C, Brateanu A. Transitioning from a noon conference to an academic half-day curriculum model: effect on medical knowledge acquisition and learning satisfaction. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Mar;6(1):93-9. PubMed PMID: 24701317
  • Ha D, Mester J, Eng C, Farha S. Pulmonary arterial hypertension in a patient with Cowden syndrome and the PTEN mutation. Pulm Circ. 2014 Dec;4(4):728-31. PubMed PMID: 25610608
  • Ha, DM, Mazzone, PJ. "Pulmonary Nodules". Cleveland Clinic Pulmonary Nodules. https://teachmemedicine.org/cleveland-clinic-pulmonary-nodules/
  • Ha D, Choi H, Almeida FA, Arrossi A, Brainard J, Cicenia J, Farver C, Gildea T, Machuzak MS, Mazzone P. Histologic and molecular characterization of lung cancer with tissue obtained by electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2013 Jan;20(1):10-5. PubMed PMID: 23328135
  • Anaganti S, Hansen JK, Ha D, Hahn Y, Chertov O, Pastan I, Bera TK. Non-AUG translational initiation of a short CAPC transcript generating protein isoform. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009 Mar 13;380(3):508-13. PubMed PMID: 19250639
  • Bera TK, Saint Fleur A, Ha D, Yamada M, Lee Y, Lee B, Hahn Y, Kaufman DS, Pera M, Pastan I. Selective POTE paralogs on chromosome 2 are expressed in human embryonic stem cells. Stem Cells Dev. 2008 Apr;17(2):325-32. PubMed PMID: 18447647
  • Sato H, Dalton LA, Ha D, Quine RW, Eaton SS, Eaton GR. Electron spin relaxation in x-lithium phthalocyanine. J Phys Chem B. 2007 Jul 19;111(28):7972-7. PubMed PMID: 17583936
  • Lee Y, Ise T, Ha D, Saint Fleur A, Hahn Y, Liu XF, Nagata S, Lee B, Bera TK, Pastan I. Evolution and expression of chimeric POTE-actin genes in the human genome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Nov 21;103(47):17885-90. PubMed PMID: 17101985
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Professional Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society, Member

Practice Locations

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Specialty Information

  • Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Board Certification
  • Critical Care Medicine, Board Certification (2017)
  • Pulmonary Medicine, Board Certification (2016)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2012)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2011)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of California, San Diego (2018)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Denver (CO) (2005)
Residency Programs:
  • Cleveland Clinic, Internal Medicine (2014)
  • University of California (San Diego) Program, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine (2017)
Department: Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

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

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