Kanao Otsu, MD, MPH Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Kanao Otsu, MD, is an allergist and immunologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Otsu is in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Assistant Professor Department of Medicine Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology 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. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars 31 Patient Ratings 16 Patient Comments × No Rating Available In order to provide the most accurate and useful information on our providers, we only post satisfaction data when a provider has received a minimum of 30 survey responses. We have not yet received the minimum number of surveys for this provider, or this provider is a researcher who only sees a limited number of patients in clinic. To learn more about this survey, visit our about the Press Ganey Survey page. Close Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Allergy Treatment Programs (Adult) Asthma Treatment Program (Adult) Department of Medicine Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Adult) Specialties & Conditions Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) Allergy Angioedema Asthma Eosinophilic Lung Diseases Food Allergies Immune Deficiency Disorders Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) Research Areas Food Allergies Allergy Asthma News & Videos Food Allergies Versus Intolerance - Different Conditions with Different Treatments Education Education 2003 - 2004 Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, MPH 1999 - 2003 Medical School for International Health, Ben Gurion University of Negev in Collaboration with Columbia University Health Sciences, MD Residency 2004 - 2008 University of Massachusetts, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Fellowship 2011 - 2012 University of Colorado Denver/National Jewish Health, Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, Research 2009 - 2011 University of Colorado Denver/ National Jewish Health, Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics American Board of Allergy and Immunology Professional Memberships American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow (FAAP) Publications Otsu K, Wang Q, Guo R, Dreskin SC. Epitope analysis of Ara h 2 and Ara h 6: characteristic patterns of IgE-binding fingerprints among individuals with similar clinical histories. Clin Exp Allergy. 2015; (45) 471-484. Otsu K and Fleischer DM. Desensitization to Foods: present state of the art. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2012; 12(1): 48-54. Otsu K and Dreskin SC. Peanut Allergy An evolving challenge. Discov Med. 2011; 12(65):319-28. Sheehan WJ, Rangsithienchai PA, Muilenberg ML, Rogers CA, Lane JP, Ghaemghami J, Rivard DV, Otsu K, Hoffman EB, Israel E, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Mouse Allergens in Urban Elementary Schools and Homes of Children with Asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009 February; 102(2): 125-130. Otsu K and Phipatanakul W. Review of Belda J et al. Anti-inflammatory Effects of High-Dose Inhaled Fluticasone Versus Oral Prednisone in Asthma Exacerbations. Pediatrics Vol. 122 Supplement November 2008 pp. S215-S216. Academic Affiliations Faculty Affiliate at University of Colorado Denver 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 4.3 Friendliness 4.2 Spoke using clear language 4.4 Provider explained things clearly 4.3 Amount of time spent with you 4 Provider included you in decisions 4.5 Confidence in your doctor 4.4 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.2 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, 2019 I was very pleased with Dr. Otsu, I know it is difficult to evaluate new patients. She was very thorough in her examination and her recommendations regarding my prescriptions. As well as her explanation regarding my health and health concerns. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 Would have liked more time with Dr. Ostu. [Unrelated] I felt Dr. Otsu was far more experienced and my time with her was brief. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2018 Completely failed to pay attention. Told her we were tapering down [condition] meds per dr. instructions - record says stopped giving meds. Leads to concerns of poor future care. Inattentive & sloppy. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2018 we saw many doctors during our trip this particular doctor I would never consult with again. she was scattered and at my final visit she left us completely hanging. my wife and I were just in shock we didn't know what to say. thank god we saw other doctors that gave us explanations support and advice as to what to do next National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2018 This provider 1st sent her coordinator to explain and then she came and fully explained to me again. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2018 I've felt more relaxed after seeing the National Jewish Health providers, [condition]. Much more defined and my primary care provider is now able to understand why I had continuous flare-ups. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2018 I would recommend NJH and OTSU if asked but no one will ask. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2017 My husband and I feel like she is being very by not talking to my husband when we're there. my husband knows a lot because I had time remembering certain things so my husband would answer and she would not even acknowledge him. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2017 Good National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2017 I am hoping that her methods of treatment will help me with my [condition] I've had for about [number] years National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2017 We just disagreed a little on the length of treatment, but compromised. And, understandably since she had never seen me before, gave more weight to what my current condition was, than what I claimed my prior baseline was, and, in that light, erred on the side of a more conservative treatment. show more National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2017 Very good care from all the providers I encountered @ NJH much better than would have guessed as hospital is busy but all employees care including all I encountered. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2017 I feel that the provider did not look at any of my medical records prior to seeing me for my appointment; additionally, I feel that she dismissed my concerns, and the concerns of my current and previous medical providers. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2017 I am changing care provider out with ... 0. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2016 *Dr. Otsu is a caring provider. She got tears in her eyes when I explained that I have to stay healthy to be a caregiver for my husband, who has Alzheimer's. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2016 She was excellent. Great listener & easy too talk to concerning my issues.