Ellen Volker, MD, MSPH Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Ellen Volker, MD, is a pulmonologist specializing in interventional pulmonology at National Jewish Health. Dr. Volker is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Associate Professor Director, Interventional Pulmonology Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Department of Medicine Castle Connolly & 5280 Top Doctors 2023 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 116 Patient Ratings 45 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Cancer Care Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Interventional Pulmonology Program Specialties & Conditions Central Airway Obstructions Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Emphysema Lung Cancer Lung Nodules Mediastinal & Hilar Lymphadeopathy Pleural Effusion Tumors that have spread to the lungs Research Areas Lung Nodules Pleural Disease Lung Cancer News & Videos Dr. Ellen Volker Joins National Jewish Health to Lead Interventional Pulmonology Education Education 2003 - 2007 University of Colorado, MD 2000 - 2002 University of Colorado, Masters of Science in Public Health 1999 Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, BA History Internships 2007 - 2008 University of Utah, Internal Medicine Residency 2008 - 2010 University of Utah, Internal Medicine Fellowship 2013 - 2014 Duke University, Interventional Pulmonary 2010 - 2013 Duke University, Pulmonary/Critical Care Board Certification Interventional Pulmonary 2013: Pulmonary Medicine 2011: Internal Medicine Professional Memberships American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology American College of Chest Physicians American Thoracic Society Academic Affiliations Associate Professor Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Ask a Question through MyChart Sign in to your MyChart account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. 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Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2023 To many questions National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2023 *Dr. Volker immediately put me at ease. I know I'm in good hands. As with all of your staff, her honesty is so helpful in making me understand what the future may hold. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2023 The best National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 Dr Volker is extremely honest and sympathetic. She did an excellent job of explaining my cancer situation and options to my family and me. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 Both doctors were strong , confident& exceptional National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 Always a pleasure professional Patient and through National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 Was very impressed with the work of Dr Volker. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 If there were a "beyond excellent" category I would choose that National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 Dr Volker is the best Dr I have of many I have National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 Appreciate the personal phone calls from *Dr. Volker and her concern for prompt tests scheduled together for minimal travel time. Responses to portal questions are also prompt. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 I am so grateful to have Dr Volker involved with my pulmonary issues. She is simply outstanding in every way, a magnificent physician show more National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 *Dr. Volker is amazing. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 Best doctor ever National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 Dr. Volker is great. She is very thorough and compassionate and always takes time to listen to my concerns and address any questions without making the appointment feel rushed. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 You are the best in the country, but you would not help me. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 I have no complaints. Excellent care. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 She provided follow up options but have not heard back National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 Dr Volker is the best - period . So grateful to be her patient . National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 She was excellent and compassionate of my experience. I wish I could have seen her sooner and not had to work with other providers. She was very comfortable and very competent National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Dr. Ellen Volker is by far the most expert doctor, and the most caring, compassionate Dr. I have ever been to. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Never had better care National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 *Dr. Volker & staff were amazing - I felt very confident with my care. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 First time I met Dr. Ellen Volker it was like meeting a friend. She definitely put me at ease and talked to me like a friend would talk to you. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Dr. Volker is a kind, compassionate, empathetic, knowledgeable, doctor. She is concerned not only with my pulmonary condition, but also about my family and my general well being. She makes me feel safe and well taken care of. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Dr. Volker was very personable and easy to talk to. She was pleasant, caring and helpful. She gave me a recommendation for an antiacid (outside of the lung nodule I was seeing her about!) that has proven very helpful to me and to my husband. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Dr. Volker too the time to explan my problem and what she would be doing and where we got from what she finds. She was the first to show me the pictures of my lung with the spot on it. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 We are in the very early phase of diagnosis, so we will be discussing further treatment plans, in upcoming appointments, pending results from upcoming biopsies. So, some of this isn't quite applicable, yet. But, I have very good confidence, in Dr. Volker, and her staff, moving forward. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 Always feel safe and at ease with her National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 Dr. Volker exceeded my expectations wish she practiced in Michigan National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 We got very bad news, and she didn't have the most compassionate bedside manner. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 After a year and a half of visiting several doctors to get to the bottom of the cause of my breathlessness, continual cough and stridor/wheezing, Dr. Volker diagnosed me in my first visit. She quickly got a treatment plan in motion for me which included a bronocscopy to treat my stenosis. She has continued to follow me for almost 2 years. She has excellent bedside manner, actively listens to me and is an expert in her field. Thank you Dr. Volker! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 Dr.Volker was absolutely the best. I'm 64 and in all my adult life I have never been treated and made to feel like I actually mattered. Dr. Volker explained everything. She explained what each medication was for. She calmed me and my husband's fears that it was not some form of cancer. She actually took time with us which is refreshing. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 Thank you Dr Volker National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 Very encouraging and easy to talk with. Great friendly personality National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 I had to follow up with the office because a very small growth seen on my CT scan (and notated in the radiology report) wasn't discussed with me during my appointment. Dr. Volker returned my call the following morning and assured me that she was aware of the growth and there was nothing to worry about (which was very nice and I appreciated), but I would have preferred for her to bring it to my attention and discuss it during my appointment - instead of reading the radiology report myself when it was posted to my account that night and being concerned about it after-hours. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 When talking about Dr. Volker, your highest rating of 5,"Very Good" is simply insufficient to describe not only her medical skills but her genuine unmistakable concern for her patient. In all my years of experience, I have never felt more comfortable working with a doctor than I am with her. She is the very best there is! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Dr Volker is an excellent provider. She immediately explained my situation and began setting up appointments to find out exactly what kind of cancer I have. She worked to schedule my appointments at Swedish which is closer to home for me. She called me the next day to confirm all of my appointments and to ensure I knew exactly what the plan was for me. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 Dr Volker was fantastic! National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 It was very good from all the staff National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 Dr. Volker was the most caring, kind, compassionate, expert, efficient, effective Doctor I have ever seen. She immediately got me the treatment that saved my life. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 I am so fortunate to have Dr. Volker as my care provider. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2021 Provider was wonderful and very thorough! Thank you! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2021 Dr Volker is the best Dr I have ever been to National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Ellen Volker was efficient and gave me the good news that I didn't need to see her any more as [my condition] is stable. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 *Dr. Volker listened to all my concerns & explained my situation thoroughly.