Joseph A. Albietz, MD

Founding Fellow

Denver, Colorado, USA

Joseph A. Albietz, MD, is outspoken as a defender of science-based medicine, and in particular, issues surrounding childhood infectious diseases.

Dr Albietz is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado, Denver, and The Children’s Hospital. In addition to his service in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, his time is divided between translational research in the field of pediatric pulmonary hypertension and medical education where he acts as the pediatric intensive care associate fellowship director. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and completed his residency training in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric critical care at the University of Colorado, Denver. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care.

In addition to writing for Science Based Medicine, Dr Albietz also contributes to the James Randi Educational Foundation’s (JREF) Swift Blog.  In 2009, he coordinated JREF’s vaccine drive to benefit the Southern Nevada Health District.

Selected Blogging:


  • “Benefits of Vaccination,” The Amazing Meeting, Las Vegas, 2009.

  • “Who Resists Vaccines Most?” The Amazing Meeting, Las Vegas, 2009.


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Special report: H1N1 pandemic update” (with SP Novella, DH Gorski & MA Crislip), 2009 Nov 15.

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