Elaine M K Schwartz, MD, FCCP

Elaine M K Schwartz
Associate Professor
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 2017 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
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.

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

  • Critical Care & Hospital Medicine at Rose Medical Center
    4567 E 9th Ave, 1st Floor Denver, CO 80220

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
    1835 Franklin Street Denver, CO 80218

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.

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



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
9. With all my heart.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
I feel like NJH saved my life I wasn't going to die, but my quality of life was compromised and I'm gaining it back.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
*Dr. Schwartz is the best care provider, by far, that I have ever had. She is superior in all areas.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2017

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2017
Unbelievably kind & went out of her way to be communicative & thorough such a blessing!

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2016
Everyone from the greeter, to the intake blood pressure/spirometer tech to the good bye from *Dr. Schwartz' nurse was excellent. #1. *Dr. Elaine Schwartz. #2. *Dr. Schwartz has gone above & beyond in terms of explanations and helpful advise/information. We could use thousands more of & her nurse.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2016
Exceptional doctor.