Jeffrey James Swigris, DO, MS

Jeffrey James Swigris
Jeffrey James Swigris, DO, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Swigris is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Best Doctors in America® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc.

Special Interests

Clinical Interests

My clinical interest is in evaluating and caring for patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) of any cause. The emphasis of my approach to care is on forming a partnership with patients and their spouses/partners/caregivers, so, together, we can make the best decisions possible about their evaluation and management. I run a clinical research lab whose goal is to explore interesting and important clinical questions regarding ILD, including ILD related to connective tissue disease. The global mission of my individual research program is to explore how patients live with and experience ILD, how we assess that experience, and how we, as medical providers, might improve quality of life in patients suffering from ILD. I have a particular interest in developing and investigating so-called patient-reported outcome measures (PRO) in ILD. These are instruments designed to capture patients' perceptions of what life is like with ILD and are used to assess whether and how our therapeutic interventions benefit (or harm) patients.

Education

Education
Stanford University, MS (Epi)
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO
Residency
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Internal Medicine
Ohio University/Grandview Hospital,
Fellowship
Stanford University, Research Fellow
Stanford University, Pulmonary and Critical Care

Awards & Recognition

2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
2008: Nomination, Clinician of the Year, National Jewish Health
2005: Faculty Teaching Award, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford Scool of Medicine
2000: Senior Medical Resident of the Year, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
1997: Internal Medicine Fast Track Intern of the Year, Grandview Hospital

Board Certification

Pulmonary Diseases
Critical Care Medicine

Professional Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society

Publications

Swigris JJ, Wamboldt FS, Behr J, du Bois R, King, Jr. TE, Raghu G, Brown KK.  The six-minute walk in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: longitudinal changes and minimum important difference.  Thorax 2010;65:173-177 PMID: 19996335

Swigris JJ, Brown KK, Behr J, du Bois R, King, Jr. TE, Raghu G, Wamboldt FS.  The SF-36 and SGRQ: validity and first look at minimum important differences in IPF.  Respir Med 2010;104:296-304 PMID: 19815403

Raghu G, King, Jr. TE, Behr J, Brown KK, du Bois RM, Leconte I, Roux S, Swigris JJ.  Quality of life and dyspnoea in patients treated with bosentan for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (BUILD-1).  Eur Respir J 2010;35:118-123 PMID: 19679600 

Yorke J, Jones PW, Swigris JJ.  Development and Validity Testing of an IPF-Specific Verstion of the SGRQ.  Thorax 2010;65:921-926 PMID: 20861296

Swigris JJ, Wilson SR, Green KE, Brown KK, Wamboldt FS.  Development of the ATAQ-IPF: a tool to assess quality of life in IPF.  Health Qual Life Outcomes 2010;8:77 PMID: 20673370

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

2011-Present: Associate Professor, National Jewish Health
2011-Present: Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado
2003-2005: Clinical Instructor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University

Website Information

Participation Program for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Conflicts of Interest

National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations.

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

 

Locations

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

Patient Ratings

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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
5

Spoke using clear language
4.9

Provider explained things clearly
4.9

Amount of time spent with you
4.9

Provider included you in decisions
4.9

Confidence in your doctor
4.9

Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.9
 

Comments

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2019
could not be more pleased with the Dr

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2019
Everyone at National Jewish Health are respectful and caring, staff and Dr. Swigris.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2019
Best doctor I have ever had.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2019
Doc Swigris is great! Only one problem, he can't cure my [condition]. Maybe someday! He's the best.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2019
I have had phenomenal experiences with NJH and Dr. Swigris.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2019
Dr. Swigris is an awesome Doctor! [PHI]. He is very caring and takes his time explaining things and asking questions. He is the best of the best at NJH!

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2019
I have a hearing loss and I appreciated that Dr. Swigris spoke excellent English which was a huge plus in my understanding all that he was saying.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2019
Dr. Swigris was absolutely amazing in the amount of time he spent with me, the in-depth review of my history and test results (especially my CT scans) as well as his outline of recommendations. I have the utmost confidence in his level of knowledge and expertise and would give him my highest and most enthusiastic recommendation.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2019
dr swigris is an excellent doctor and very caring and compassionate. I have been going to him for 10 years and wouldn't be alive today if I hadn't found National Jewish and Dr Swigris.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2019
Jeff is simply the best. He answers all of my questions with facts and concern for my well being. He and I have been meeting for years and discussing the advancement of my [condition]. I know he cares about me and my family. I trust him completely and I deeply value his expertise and concern for my health.

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