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Rich Gustafson, MD

Rich Gustafson was born in Seattle and moved to Denver after graduating from Vanderbilt School of Medicine. Dr. Rich offers over 14 years of diverse pediatric experience. He worked for The Children's Hospital Colorado as a hospitalist and in the emergency room immediately following his pediatric residency training there. He continues to be on faculty as an Associate Clinical Professor.

Rich has had strong commitments to medical education and international health care. He has continually worked with medical students and a resident as a clinical mentor, coordinated a course at the medical school, and has worked extensively overseas. He has helped over a hundred families through the challenges of international adoption, including multiple trips to China as an adoption trip pediatrician.

Following 6 years in private practice in Denver, he worked in Southern Africa for 18 months as the only pediatrician in a district hospital. After a truly incredible experience, Rich, his wife, and young daughter are happy and thankful to be back in Colorado.

Rich is committed to educating and encouraging families in the challenging task of raising children. When not working with families, you can find Rich running, hiking, biking, or skiing around Colorado.


5.00 out of 5 based on 3 ratings and
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Patient Reviews

Dr. Rich is beloved by our whole family. His approach is gentle but candid, compassionate and knowledgeable. He spends time listening and talking with my wife and I as well as all three of our children. He gets at eye level with them and gives them his full attention. Our kids LOVE him and talk about him often in between appointments. We also love his nurse very much and that matters a lot! We are blessed to have such a wonderful pediatrician! I cannot say enough positive things about him!
- Vanessa

Dr. Rich is a very professional and caring doctor, he pays attention to all of your needs and answers any questions you have. Unlike other doctors that are always rushing your visits, he takes the time to get to know you and your little one. My son has been seen by him since birth and I plan to keep it that way for a long time. I am very pleased with his great quality care and his nurse is also a sweetheart!. We are very lucky to have such a great pediatrician. He is also very good at making my baby boy giggle even after shots! He is just great!! - Irma
- Irma

Dr. Rich first saw our son in the hospital when he was 2 days old. Dr. Rich was so good with him and answered so many of our nervous first-time parent questions (and immediately put us at ease) that we knew he had to be our permanent pediatrician. Since then, Dr. Rich has continued to provide us with knowledge and answers. He is wonderful with our son and always makes time for us. I trust him completely and cannot recommend him highly enough.
- Amy


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