David M. Ferraro, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient David M. Ferraro, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Ferraro is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Associate Professor Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2022 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars 118 Patient Ratings 48 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Bronchiectasis Treatment Program Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Program Specialties & Conditions Asthma Bronchiectasis Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Eosinophilic Lung Diseases Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)/Pulmonary Fibrosis Lung Cancer Military & Veterans Lung Disease Pleural Effusion Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Sarcoidosis Education Education 2003 - 2007 University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, MD Residency 2007 - 2010 Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, Internal Medicine Fellowship 2010 - 2013 Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, Pulmonary and Critical Care Awards & Recognition 2019: Army / Air Force American College of Physicians Master Teacher Award 2019: James J. Leonard Award for Excellence in Teaching Internal Medicine 2019: Teacher of the Year, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium 2018: Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences AOA Faculty Teacher of the Year 2017-2018: "Most Valued Instructor" (three times) 2011: Outstanding Teaching Fellow of the Year, Brooke Army Medical Center Board Certification 2010: Internal Medicine 2012: Pulmonary Disease 2014: Critical Care Medicine Professional Memberships 2016- Present: American College of Physicians, Fellow 2015-Present: American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow 2020-Present: Society of Critical Care Medicine, Fellow Publications Ferraro D, Geiling J, Reed M. Fundamental Critical Care Support: Austere Operational Environment. Chapter 4: Acute Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation. 2019. Ferraro DM, French SK, Bell DG. Bilateral Indwelling Pleural Catheters for Pleural Effusions Secondary to Nonmalignant Superior Vena Cava Obstruction. Annals Am Thorac Soc 2018; 15(2): 258-62. PMID 29388816. Ferraro DM, McCann ET, Bell DG. Airway Management in Combat Trauma. Current Pulmonology Reports 2017 Sep; 6(3): 206-213. Forbes DA, Bassett EA, Auger WR, Ferraro DM. Persistent Pulmonary Artery Filling Defects: Looking Beyond Anticoagulation Failure. Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension 2016; 15(2): 106-112. Ferraro DM, Hiles PD. Blast-Related Lung Injuries. Current Pulmonology Reports 2016 Jun; 5(2): 70-76. Teaching & Professional Positions Consultant, Fundamental Critical Care Support Course Director, Fundamental Disaster Management Course 2014-2019: Associate Program Director, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Internal Medicine Residency 2014-2019: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Science 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. Ask a Question through MyChart Sign in to your MyChart account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 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 4.7 Friendliness 4.8 Spoke using clear language 4.8 Provider explained things clearly 4.8 Amount of time spent with you 4.8 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Confidence in your doctor 4.8 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.7 Comments 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 Patient– November, 2022 I appreciated Dr Ferraro's up to date expertise, honesty, willingness to reevaluate clinical evidence and service to his country. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 Dr Ferraro was respectful of my alternative views of medicine. He explained the situation well and offered choices for next steps. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 Dr. Ferraro is awesome ! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 *Dr. Ferraro is so exceptional. He heard all my concerns and addressed all options and potential outcomes. He is so thorough and knowledgeable, truly an excellent provider. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Clinician was excellent. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 We were very impressed with Dr. Ferraro and felt very confident with him National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Dr Ferraro listened to my ideas and do not dismiss them. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 5. Already have done so! National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 I've been very proactive about my health over the past year and Dr. Ferraro was very encouraging for me to continue this trend. It was nice to have reinforcement of my hard work. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 I was treated well National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Didn't have any complaints--very little medical discussion. show more National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Overall, I was very pleased. However, more time talking about the risks and benefits of going on an unapproved drug with many side affects would have been welcomed. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Good preliminary visit. Requires much further testing to diagnose National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 I chose to see Dr Ferraro after meeting him when I was admitted to the ICU at Swedish Medical Center. He had wonderful bedside matter at an extremely stressful time. I really appreciated how caring he was. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 Dr Ferrero was wonderful. He listened, explained everything very well We do understand that this was at the end of the day National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 Excellent care has been provided by Dr. Ferraro. Feel very fortunate to be under his care. Very professional and caring. Plus he has IMPROVED my breathing issues!!! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 Dr. Ferraro rocks!!! I always feel grateful with him. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 I switched to Dr. Ferraro due to significant issues with Dr. Koslow who never knew me as a patient and always read his last note about me to me during my appointment. I was about to leave NJH all together but Dr. Ferraro redeemed NJH for me. He is an excellent care provider and a partner with me in my treatment. He knows me when he walks in the room and has a clear plan for next steps in my care. I am so grateful National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 Dr. Ferraro was kind, courteous, informative, and thorough. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 Doctor took time to read my file, asked pertinent questions, was thorough and very reassuring. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 He explained everything very well. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Dr. Ferraro is the best doctor I have ever had; extremely caring & very diligent. Excellent!! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Excellent care always!!!!! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Dr. Ferraro did an exceptional job explaining his diagnosis and options for treatment. The write up provided in the portal were great and easy to understand. I wish I had this level of service and details with my general physician. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 DR,. Fararo was one of my best. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 All good National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Doctor had amazing bedside manner. I did not feel rushed. Answered all my questions and made me feel he actually cared about me. Highly recommend him to anyone I know. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 I wish he could be my primary care provider!!!! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 PA's great. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 Very good at listening and explaining National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 Dr. Ferraro is very detailed. He listens to my questions and gives me answers. I feel very confident leaving after meeting with Dr. Ferraro. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 *Dr. Ferraro is, quite frankly, the best doctor I've had. Although I'm 100 years old he treats me with respect and kindness. He explains things thoroughly. My age is not a barrier to receiving good care from him. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Very professional, carry and provide great explanations regarding the condition. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Dr. Ferraro was excellent. My only suggestion is that he prescribed 3 treatments - one less invasive (saline nasal irrigation), and two others probably relatively benign medications (if I recall, one was musinex and the other may have involved a steroid). He didn't suggest starting with the least invasive before going to more possibly side effect options. On my own, I elected to try the saline irrigation first - and in one day it completely cleared the problem - so the other stuff wasn't needed.Good to have the other stuff available, but I would have preferred to have been offered the option (that I took on my own initiative later) of trying least invasive and stepping up interventions if and as needed. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Very trustworthy, professional and friendly. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Excellent Dr-highly valued! National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Good National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Great listening skills which provided good questions to me regarding my health. He also provided frank feedback to me with respect and honestly. I like that in a doctor! Dr. Ferraro is terrific! National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Had a great experience, Dr has good bedside manner, was informative and took his time and didnt feel like it was rushed at all. He was very thorough National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Total satisfaction National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 Very positive, also he shared that he would set up a day of testing, which traveling from out of town to National Jewish Health is so appreciated! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 This doctor shows individual interest and has helped me above and beyond, so rare to find this level of attention and care! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 All good National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 Following the visit, you don't only need a smile and sweet words, but also professionalism. I think the last quality exists. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 Truly- Dr. Ferraro redeemed NJH for me, as a clinic that cares about their patients time, well-being and medical management. [Unrelated comment] Dr. Ferraro is one of the best physicians I have ever encountered and I am grateful to be one of his patients. NJH is very fortunate to have this level of physician at their facility, raising the tone of the hospital by his presence on the staff. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 *Dr. Ferraro was great to explain things & also to inform me & my family on plan of action & treatment. Great experience. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 Dr. Ferraro listened well, explained well, [protected health information]. I was also happy to learn that I could call and ask to speak to a nurse at any point as well, if I have concerns. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 If there was an excellent category, I'd rate Dr. Ferraro there.