Barry J. Make
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
America’s Top Doctors 2016 — 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.

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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

National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations.

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.

Confidence in your doctor

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



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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.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2016
Where the pulmonary problem was concerned the provider gave good service. I do not grade him on the kidny part because it was outside his field. At least he found out about it.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2016
the very best I have had , finally felt someone really cared about me and I was not just another number

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2016
*Dr. Make is an excellent doctor and I fully trust his advise about my care.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2016
Good. Have given *Dr. Make's name to several people.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
Barry Make is a huge asset to NJH in my opinion.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
Good because I keep coming back

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
I had a bad experience with Dr. Make. He doesn't know how to truly do "shared decision making" with a patient. He told me I wouldn't like the tests he was ordering, but I would do them anyways. When I asked, "Aren't we going to discuss them?" his answer was, "Oh, we can discuss them, but then you'll do them!" I found his manner and tone disrespectful. I am seriously considering not doing what he ordered because I wasn't part of the process of decision making.

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