Barry J. Make
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
America’s Top Doctors 2018 — 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

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes.

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

Provider showed concern


Spoke using clear language

Provider explained things clearly

Amount of time spent with you

Provider included you in decisions

Confidence in your doctor

Likelihood of recommending this provider


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 PatientDecember, 2017
No bad experiences, only good from a highly capable individual.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
I am pleased with his efforts to resolve a problem with my oxygen provider.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2017
National Jewish has saved my life

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2017
Been dealing too long with him, not helpful.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2017
*Dr. Make was great very direct, very black & white which I like.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2017
*Dr. Make and I have come a long way in the past [number] years!

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.'

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