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 5280 Top Doctors 2021 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 135 Patient Ratings 28 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 Related Clinical Trials Blood Test and Lung Nodule Treatment 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 Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 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 4.8 Friendliness 4.8 Spoke using clear language 4.8 Provider explained things clearly 4.7 Amount of time spent with you 4.7 Provider included you in decisions 4.7 Confidence in your doctor 4.8 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.8 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– 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. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 Dr. Volker was fantastic. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 Dr.Volker is an excellent doctor! National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 She is the best. I trust her complaining National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 She also helped to get me appt. with allergy dr. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I MET WITH DR. VOLKER. SHE IS PERSONABLE AND CARING, EFFICIENT AND PROFESSIONAL. SHE LISTENED AND WAS VERY INFORMATIVE. I ENJOYED WORKING WITH HER AND WOULD NOT HESITATE TO RECOMMEND HER TO OTHERS. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Very knowledgable and on top of things. Glad to have her as my doctor National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 excellent provider - Dr. Volker show more National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 dr Volker is the best! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 There are not adequate superlatives to describe this team. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 Dr. Volker was clear and compassionate with her explanations and facilitated scheduling of all needed tests! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 nothing bad to say. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2021 Dr Volker is the best -for all the reasons I am giving her the highest scores above National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 Dr. Volker is just wonderful. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 Dr. Volker is the only reason I would come back. She is professional, courteous, competent and empathetic. She said she would personally call me with the results of the radiologic comparison, and she did. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 the doctor was great, especially when the results of my tests were such good news. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 All good. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 *Dr. Volker is fantastic. Good listener. She explains all options. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 If every doctor was as caring and communicative as Dr. Volker, healthcare would be revolutionized! I absolutely trust her. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 dr volker is simply the best National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 Dr. Volker is very friendly and accessible National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 The doctor was very easy to talk with and we both have a good sense of humor. It was a good session and I look forward to this week's appointment. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 I could not have hd better National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 Dr. Volkel and her staff are always very pleasant, explain things to me adequately, allow me to ask questions and make certain I understand instructions, etc National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 Just a fantastic doctor!! Skilled, knowledgable, great communicator, kind.