James K. O'Brien, MD, FACP, FCCP Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient James K. O'Brien, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. O'Brien is in the Section of Critical Care Medicine and Department of Medicine. Associate Professor Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Section of Critical Care Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2022 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 4.6 out of 5 stars 91 Patient Ratings 2 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Asthma Treatment Program (Adult) COPD Program Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Section of Critical Care Medicine Swedish Medical Center Critical Care Service Specialties & Conditions Airway Obstruction Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Overview Asthma Autoimmune Lung Diseases Bronchiectasis Overview Bronchiolitis Obliterans Chronic Bronchitis Chronic Cough Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Chronic Respiratory Failure Chronic Respiratory Infections Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath) Eosinophilic Lung Diseases Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Insomnia Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)/Pulmonary Fibrosis Lung Cancer Lung Nodules Medication/Drug Allergy Nicotine Addiction Pleural Effusion Pneumonia Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Sarcoidosis Overview Sleep Disorders Tracheobronchomalacia Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease (UCTD) Unexplained Hypoxia Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) Special Interests Clinical research and teaching interests are in COPD, alpa-1-antitrypsin deficiency, asthma, critical care, and practical medical ethics. Education Awards & Recognition Former visiting scholar at the Penn Center for Bioethics, Philadelphia, PA Board Certification Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine (ABSM) Professional Memberships Fellow in the American College of Physicians, Fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians, and member of American Thoracic Society Hospital Affiliations Rose Medical CenterSt. Joseph Hospital - DenverSwedish Medical Center 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 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 4.6 Friendliness 4.7 Spoke using clear language 4.8 Provider explained things clearly 4.5 Amount of time spent with you 4.7 Provider included you in decisions 4.6 Confidence in your doctor 4.5 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.4 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– January, 2023 Very pleased with Dr. O Brien. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 I felt very comfortable with Dr. O'Brien. He actually took the time to listen and validated my experience in comparison to others in my home state that would just blow off my concerns saying I'm young and healthy. He showed concern and explained things very well. He included me in the plan and allowed my husband to participate via phone. Best doctor I have seen in a long time.