Jeffrey James Swigris, DO, MS Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient 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 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 231 Patient Ratings 69 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Acute Respiratory Clinic Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) EILO/VCD Program Exercise & Performance Breathing Center Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program Specialties & Conditions Autoimmune Lung Diseases Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)/Pulmonary Fibrosis Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) Research Areas Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Patient-reported outcome measures Quality of Life Related Clinical Trials Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) IPF-Related Cough Rheumatoid Arthritis & Interstitial Lung Disease Medication 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. See More View Publications Education Education 2004 Stanford University, MS (Epi) 1996 Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO Residency 1997 - 2000 Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Internal Medicine 1996 - 1997 Ohio University/Grandview Hospital, Fellowship 2003 - 2004 Stanford University, Research Fellow 2000 - 2003 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. 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 4.9 Friendliness 4.9 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 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– June, 2020 Dr. Swigris is the best of the best in all ways. Caring yet strong and very clear. I trust him and his knowledge and that he has my best interests at heart. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 Dr gave me hope National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 *Dr. Swigris is superior to any physician I have seen over many years! National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 The Doctor used terms i could understand and made me comfortable that he was someone I could trust. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 *Dr. Swigris is a very nice dr. interested in my [condition] experience and any ongoing issues. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 Dr. Swigris is awesome! He always explains things very well and I have great respect for him. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 I was pleased to see such an interest and concern in my case [PHI] by *Dr. Swigris. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 Dr Swigris is the best I've encountered. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 Dr. Swigris, hands down, is the best physician I have ever had. He is warm, empathetic, extremely knowledgeable and conveys that he is a partner in your care. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 The best! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 awesome staff show more National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 Every time I talk to the doc I find out something new. I would prefer getting a hand out the first time I am diagnosed. I should not have to go to him for 6 months to learn that there are exercises, or that this or that is helpful, I want to know it all and get working on it from the start. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 Dr.Swigris is, hands down, the BEST!!! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 I have the best Dr. ever in Dr. Swigris. East going in all realms of communication. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 Dr. Swigris allowed for ample time to discuss my concerns and give feedback on my tests. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Swigris helping me through the [PHI] disease. He is open to discussion on any aspect and works hard to put answers to my questions into more layman's terms. He is also caring and compassionate. I really love working with him! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 *Dr. Swigris is one of the finest doctors I have ever seen. Outstanding in knowledge of his specialty and concern for my health. I truly feel he loves his work. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 He was so patient, show empathy and concern. All the time assuring me I will be all right. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 Best dr. for my lung situation. He listens to me and we decide what to do since I have seen him & he knows I know what works. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Excellent service! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Dr. Swigris was very attentive, empathetic, and explained the issues very well. Before meeting with him, I did some due diligence and spoke to his patients, other doctors, and my Pulmonologist with a different provider, and all of them said that Dr. Swigris was "awesome." They were right. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 thorough National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Dr. Swigris is the best!!! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 [PHI]. I know Dr. Swigris has helped me so much and for that I am grateful, but it's difficult for someone like myself to feel grateful when there is so much pain! Thank you. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 The best! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Dr. Swigris is awesome! He explains everything very well and ensures you understand. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Great! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 *Dr. Jeffrey Swigris is a fantastic doctor who has been a tremendous help in many ways. #6. Super. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Dr. Swigris was excellent, friendly and compassionate. [Off topic]. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 everyone at the facility are professional, well informed, knowledgeable and friendly National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 *Dr. Swigris is an outstanding physician. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Great! Dr. Swigris is the best!!!! National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 No place like NJH! Thank you! National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 *Dr. Swigris is the best provider I have ever had [PHI]. This says a lot about *Dr. Swigris. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 *Dr. Swigris is amazing! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 Dr. Swigris is literally the best doctor I have ever had. He is kind, compassionate, and caring. I come to each visit with a list of questions and he takes the time to ensure I understand the answers. Since I read a lot about my disease, I often bring in articles that pertain to studies regarding [my condition] and he is happy to discuss them with me. He can explain things that are very technical in a way that makes sense to me. Plus I feel like the more we discuss, the more comfortable I am with this disease and how he and I work together in dealing with it. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 I HAVE NEVER HAD SUCH A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AS I HAVE WITH DR. SWIGRIS. HE WAS NOT IN A HURRY, EXPLAINED MY ISSUES WITH ME IN A DETAILED MANNER AND WAS VERY PLEASANT. I HAVE DISCUSSED THIS EXPERIENCE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND WOULD RECOMMEND HIM HIGHLY. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 Everyone at National Jewish always have the patient's wellbeing the number one priority! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 top notch Dr.!! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 My wife and I were very impressed by Dr. Swigris' preparedness, knowledge and accessibility. In addition he's a very easy going and nice person. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 Perfect...... National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 Dr. Swigris is exceptional! I immediately knew I could trust him completely. I feel very fortunate to have been referred to this most competent doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 I love working with Dr Swigris! It feels like a team effort. My husband usually joins us for clinic visits and he is attentive and respectful of his questions and/or opinions. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 I constantly talk to others about the quality of care I received at National Jewish Hospital and with Dr. Swigris. Sitting in the waiting room I heard others talking about traveling across the US because they received the best care at NJH. I agree. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 *Dr. Swigris is a great example of what a physician should be. He's the best & so is his staff. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 with Doc Swigris, it is always good experience National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 It is always a good experience to meet with *Dr. Swigris & I look forward to it. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2019 He is incredible! National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2019 *Dr. Swigris is excellent. Couldn't be happier with the excellent care I get at Natl. Jewish. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2019 Dr was extremely knowledgeable, caring and thorough. Excellent physician National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2019 *Dr. Swigris was EXCELLENT in every way & wanted to get to the "root" of the problem. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 could not be more pleased with the Dr National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 Everyone at National Jewish Health are respectful and caring, staff and Dr. Swigris. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 Best doctor I have ever had. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2019 Doc Swigris is great! Only one problem, he can't cure my [condition]. Maybe someday! He's the best. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2019 I have had phenomenal experiences with NJH and Dr. Swigris. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 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 Patient– April, 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 Patient– April, 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 Patient– March, 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 Patient– March, 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. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 *Dr. Swigris is excellent. He is professional, kind & patient. [PHI]. I respect him a great deal. Jewish (and I) are lucky to have him. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 Dr. Swegris took the time and effort to explain everything very clearly. I like his step by step approach in an effort to diagnose my issues. Very personable. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 First time I've ever trusted a doctor with my health. I respect his understanding of the body. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 Dr. Swigris is awesome! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 As stated earlier, I really like *Dr. Swigris. Each appt. I come with a list of questions, and each time I come away with useful answers. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2019 Very organized plan National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 My biggest problem was knowing what questions to ask. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 I wear hearing aids and sometimes have trouble "understanding" what is being said. I was so pleased to have a provided who spoke very distinct, clear English.