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 2020 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 4.9 out of 5 stars 40 Patient Ratings 9 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 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 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. 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 4.9 Friendliness 4.9 Spoke using clear language 4.9 Provider explained things clearly 4.7 Amount of time spent with you 4.9 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Confidence in your doctor 5 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.9 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– July, 2020 Dr. O'Brien is the best doctor I have ever known. He has successfully navigated through some very severe an complex medical problems that I have experienced. He has an incredible, diverse knowledge base and I appreciate that he does not talk down to me when discussing complicated issues. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 In my opinion. Dr. O'Brien is an outstanding physician. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 Dr. O'Brien is a very thoughtful doctor who actually listens to what I have to say. He includes me in reasoning behind each medication or new therapy. He goes beyond what is expected of him. He treats others as fellow humans, and speaks to them as they are his friend or fellow health care worker. [off topic] National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 I loved being able to speak to my Doctor, as I live 7 hrs away. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 Sometimes when I get a copy of the visit, things are mentioned that were not discussed with me. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 I love National Jewish and all the doctors/nurses/technicians that I have encountered. There are not word enough for me to praise all of them and the sericin National Jewish provides. You all kept me going and give me hope. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 *Dr. O'Brien is a great and concerned physician. I always feel at ease presenting my problems regarding my health, and he is willing to LISTEN and addresses my concerns. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 I trust Dr. O'Brien National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 This provider was fantastic! He spent a great amt. of time with me!