Ellen Volker
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
Specialties and ConditionsSpecialties & Conditions
Research AreasResearch Areas


University of Colorado, MD
University of Colorado, Masters of Science in Public Health
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, BA History
University of Utah, Internal Medicine
University of Utah, Internal Medicine
Duke University, Interventional Pulmonary
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

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



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

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
    1835 Franklin Street Denver, CO 80218

Patient Ratings

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2019
This was my first time with Dr. Volker, and I was impressed snd delighted by her. I won't need followup care, but, if I did, I would request to see her and would refer my friends to her.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2019
Felt like I was in safe hands from the beginning.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2019
everting was good because they provide with a interpret and I like this in others hospitals not used this kine with me and help me in everting thank you

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2019
Dr. Volker was one of the best doctors I've ever visited. She was so informative while still being down to earth, her bedside manner is amazing and you can tell it comes naturally to her. She is compassionate while being direct and realistic. I wish every doctor I had was as good as she is, and that is no exaggeration.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2018
Dr Volker is a breath of fresh air. She still cares about what she is doing and is not as yet burned out. She has a good fund of knowledge, and took a good history. On my first visit, she blew me away, by having actually read the chart before hand. This makes her the last of a dying breed. I hope you administrators treat her well, so she will stay.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2018
Follow up will only be determined after the results of the test is known.