Elaine M K Schwartz, MD, FCCP

Elaine M K Schwartz
Elaine M K Schwartz, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Schwartz is in the Section of Critical Care Medicine and Department of Medicine.
Medical Director, National Jewish Critical Care Service at Rose Medical Center
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Section of Critical Care Medicine
America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

Special Interests

Dr. Elaine Klinge Schwartz is a clinician at National Jewish Health who works in the General Pulmonary Clinic and on the National Jewish inpatient service in the Rose Medical Center Critical Care Unit, where she is also the Medical Director. She sees patients  for a variety of pulmonary disorders and following hospital discharge after their acute critical illness and respiratory failure.  She is also part of the the transtracheal oxygen program, where she evaluates and manages patients with chronic respiratory failure for whom transtracheal oxygen may be a good alternative for long term therapy.


New York Medical College, MD
University of Colorado Denver,
University of Colorado Denver,
University of Colorado Denver,

Awards & Recognition

New York Medical College Trustee Scholarship
2002-2006: Chair, Department of Medicine and Quality Improvement at North Colorado Medical Center

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine

Professional Memberships


Hospital Affiliations

  • Rose Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver
  • Swedish Medical Center

Academic Affiliations

Actively involved with the education and teaching of Residents in the Department of Medicine and Fellows in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

Associate Professor of Medicine

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



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

  • National Jewish Health Highlands Ranch
    8671 S Quebec St, Suite 120 Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

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 PatientJune, 2021
Excellent experience with Dr. Schwartz always. She is caring, experienced, and honest.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
One of the very best physicians I've ever had in 80 years.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2021
Dr Schwartz is an excellent listener, practitioner, and I have total faith in her. She is wonderful!

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2021
Dr. Schwartz is a caring and professional doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
We really appreciate *Dr. Elaine Schwartz [off topic comment].

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
I asked for how to get N-95 masks for wild fire smoke and was given a website of which since then, have ordered and received them. *Dr. Schwartz is an outstanding pulmonary physician.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2020
Always explains me really good all my questions & concerns & shows lots of care for my health & me, I feel bless to have *Dr. Elaine M. Schwartz as one of my providers.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2020
*Dr. Elaine Schwartz is outstanding!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2020
She is excellent in every way.

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