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Rich Gustafson, MD

Rich Gustafson was born in Seattle and moved to Denver after graduating from Vanderbilt School of Medicine, which included an international year studying cultures approach to health. Dr. Rich offers over 20 years of diverse pediatric experience. He worked for The Children's Hospital Colorado in their emergency rooms and as a hospitalist for 3 years 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 worked with medical students and residents 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, Rich and his wife moved to Botswana. He worked as the only pediatrician in a district hospital while his wife coordinated the HIV care and support program of University of Pennsylvania. Their first daughter spent her first year of life there.

Since 2012, Rich has been an enthusiastic member of the Stapleton pediatrics team. He enjoys helping families negotiate the constant challenges of parenthood, including being a resource from the most traditional or holistic approach to the latest scientific articles regarding your child’s health and healthcare. He loves to engage and teach your children about health .

A retired triathlete, Rich now gets most of his exercise running after his two daughters (2011 & 2015).

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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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