Barry J. Make
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
America’s Top Doctors 2017 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Barry J. Make, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Make is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.


Jefferson Medical College, MD
Pennsylvania State University, BS
University of Michigan Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Boston University Medical Center, Pulmonary Medicine
University of West Virginia Medical Center, Pulmonary Medicine

Awards & Recognition

2013 and 2015: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Editor, Journal of the COPD Foundation

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians (Fellow)
AACVPR (Fellow)


Ries A, Make, BJ, Reilly, J. Pulmonary rehabilitation in emphysema. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2008; 5:524-529.

Washko GR, Criner GJ, Mohsenifar Z, Sclurba FC, Sharafkhaneh A, Make BJ, Hoffman EA, Reilly, JJ. Computed tomographic-based quantification of emphysema and correlation to pulmonary function and mechanics. COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2008;5:177-186.

Make B, Martinez F. Assessment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2008:5:884-890.

McGhan R, Radcliff T, Fish R, Sutherland ER, Welsh C, Make B. Predictors of rehospitalization and death after a severe exacerbation of COPD. Chest 2007; 132: 1748-1755.

Make BJ. How can we assess outcomes of clinical trials: The MCID approach. COPD 2007; 4(3): 191-194.

Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Colorado Hospital

Academic Affiliations

Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Conflicts of Interest

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

Patient Ratings

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

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Amount of time spent with you

Spoke using clear language

Includes you in decisions

Shows concerns for your questions

Explanation of problem/condition

Recommended to others



Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2017
My experience with *Dr. Make is everything I think it should be - Professional & friendly.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
Gathering test results to decide a treatment & medication path at this point.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
Very knowledgeable and caring professional!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
Very poor "bedside manner.'

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2017
*Dr. Make and I have both grown over the last 6 years. I'm grateful he is my provider! Very smart. "Bedside manner" greatly improved. #8. This time was best yet.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2017
I have had 3 lung doctors to include Dr. Make. He is the first one to do any tests for me to get to the root of my problem.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2017
Love *Dr. Make good guy.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2016
Dr. Make is excellent........very talented and yet common sense professional.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2016
I've seen *Dr. Make for 24+ yrs. He's the best. I've have recommended him to friends & they were thrilled by having him as their MD.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2016
*Dr. Make is excellent _____ and knowledgeable he has much improved his "bedside" manner and communication over the years.