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. Assistant Professor Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Section of Critical Care Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2019 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® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2019 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 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Close 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 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 4.7 Friendliness 4.8 Spoke using clear language 4.8 Provider explained things clearly 4.8 Amount of time spent with you 4.6 Provider included you in decisions 4.6 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, 2018 Outstanding. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2018 Superb physician spent a great deal of time with me, was thorough, knowledgeable & empathetic. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2018 awesome doc good man National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2018 All of the people worked as a team ! National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 He is fabulous but very, very busy - too busy. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2018 Dr O'Brien was very professional and showed concern about resolving my health problems. He is a "10." National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2017 *Dr. O'Brien was "filling in" for the scheduled provider and "hit the ground running" very quickly understanding my situation. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2017 Doctor O'Brien was excellent in every respect as was [name] our Ambassador National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2017 Dr. O'Brien is a friendly and capable doctor. I'm lucky to have him as a provider. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2017 I really like and enjoy my time spent with Dr. O'Brien, even when the news is not what I would like to hear! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2017 I feel like I am really listened to by Dr. O'Brien, his care and respectfulness is appreciated. show more National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2017 Extremely impressed with the care I received. Thank you. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2017 [Name] usually isn't fond of seeing his doctors but he no problem with his appointments with *Dr. O'Brien. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2016 I have 100% confidence in Dr. James O'Brien, based on several years of being in his care. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2016 I would whole heartedly recommend everyone to Jewish Hospital. Everyone I have seen there has been very good. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2016 An excellent experience. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2016 Dr. O'Brien is a caring and friendly provider. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2016 once again dr Obrian worked the hardest to find out what was wrong and fix it. I am forever grateful National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2016 Very persistent in opinion, _____ I heard it as helpful.