Laurie A. Manka, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Laurie A. Manka, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Manka is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Associate 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 186 Patient Ratings 41 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Asthma Treatment Program (Adult) Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Specialties & Conditions Airway Obstruction Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath) Lung Nodules Pleural Effusion Pneumonia Education Education 2003 - 2007 University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, Residency 2010 - 2011 University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, Chief Resident 2007 - 2010 University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, Internal Medicine Fellowship 2011 - 2014 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Pulmonary/Critical Care Board Certification 2013: Pulmonary Disease 2010: Internal Medicine Professional Memberships ACCP ATS Publications Correlation of regional emphysema and lung cancer: a lung tissue research consortium-based study. PubMed Osseous sarcoidosis: a case of evolving MR appearances correlating with clinical symptoms. PubMed Hospital Affiliations St. Joseph Hospital - 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 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 4.9 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. Manka is very calm and collected and is very thorough in obtaining information about my condition. She spent a great deal of time with me discussing my symptoms and her diagnoses and treatment plan. I haven't had a physician do that yet with respect to my condition. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 The staff (drs., nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse assistant on the adult care unit were excellent. The respiratory therapists were great! National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 *Dr. Manka provided extraordinarily skilled and compassionate care. She listens very well and puts effort into working with me, coordinating referrals and consulting with other clinicians on my team. #2. +. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 All was excellent... National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 *Dr. Laurie Manka is an outstanding doctor. She is one of the best doctors I have ever had. Under her care I have improved to a point I would not believe was possible. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 Dr. Laurie Manka - exceptional - caring - sincere - so knowledgeable - kind - listens - patient - my prize doctor National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 *Dr. Laurie Manka & [my other NJH provider] are the best ever. They listen. I trust both of these doctors totally. They are fantastic to consult with. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 I'm so pleased to be a patient of Dr. Manka. She has always went extra extra mile for me and my diagnoses. I'm in great hands.. Thank You National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 I have never felt rushed, she always talks with me and includes my family in the discussion National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 Very responsive with regard to messaged questions. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 *Dr. Manka listened to me describe my conditions, provided tests to eliminate possible diagnoses. When the cause of [my symptoms] was limited down to one possibility I was sent to a specialist in that area. show more National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 I could not be happier with my visit with Dr. Manka. She took the time to [review test results I brought] and walk through the results with me. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 very good National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Care was excellent, and [PHI] the medical attention I received definitely kept me from more serious complications and needing urgent / emergent care at a later time. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 I have and will continue to recommend NJI to others. FYI, I live in [another state] - can have treatment [there] BUT I choose to come to NJI because of the _____facility and people. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 The doctor prescribed further testing on me plus assigned another doctor to see me loved this doctor National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Review of lab test very understandable. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Dr. Manka has had to earn my trust after having [reference to another provider]. She asked me to try new treatment methods, [PHI]. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Dr. Manka is professional yet personable. I enjoy talking to her and respect her advice. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 Dr Manka is awesome. she is attentive, knowledgeable and very caring. I know without her care and tenacity I would not have survived all the complications. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 *Dr. Manka is the best, most informative dr. I have come across. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 *Dr. Manka is an outstanding individual. She is the best. Great. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 most positive of all healthcare providers National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 Dr. Manaka is a wonderful doctor. She is thoughtful, attentive and focused on the things that concern me about my health. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 Dr Manka is always very pleasant, answers any questions I have and is very knowledgeable. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 I am very happy Dr. Manka is my Doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 *Dr. Manka is probably the best doctor I have ever had. She listens incredibly well and asks questions which help build better understanding of what's going on. Remembered personal things [PHI]. The extent she went through to educate me/show me the results of tests and lung/heart issues was - exceptional. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 My provider was knowledgeable and caring. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2019 Dr. Manka is an excellent Pulmonologist and and expert on the the medications she gives. [PHI]. Once again she was right on target and it triggered my memory, of how true that was. Dr. Manka is also aware of my overall health [PHI]. She takes everything into consideration and provides the most optimum care she can. Plus she's easy to talk to and explains things so you can understand them. I feel very blessed to be a patient at National Jewish and knowing Dr. Manka communicates with my other Dr.s, to provide an ongoing continuity of care is an added bonus. God Bless you National Jewish !! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 Have been talking to family and friends about my incredible experience with Dr Manka and her team. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 I would strongly recommend Dr. Manka to anyone who may have similar issues as I do or in general National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 *Dr. Manka has been fantastic to work with. She is THE one I want to see for my pulmonary care!! I do not care that I drive from [a great distance] for the best care that I can get!! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 Dr Manka has an extraordinary talent.. not only is she knowledgeable about asthmatic problems, she has the gift of compassion, understanding, communication..[PHI] I choose to spend the time and money to come to NJI because of Dr Manka and all the absolutely wonderful staff at NJI..as a business owner, I am in AWE of the organization at NJI and of the attitude of ALL the employees.. my sincere thanks and admiration to the leadership of the Administrative Team National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 We thank the Lord for Dr. Manka and National Jewish! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 Doctor was very helpful and knowledgeable. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 I wish all my doctors were as nice and concerned as Dr. Manka is! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 Dr. Manka, is awesome! She saw during my hospital stay and I continue to see her. She understands the entire history of this illness and has been very involved with my healing. I would recommend her to anyone having lung illnesses. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 Dr. Manka is a thorough, knowledgeable, and easy-to-understand doctor. I have already recommended her and Jewish Nat. Health to others. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 *Dr. Manka is excellent. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 First time I've wondered about *Dr. Manka. It was because I felt [symptoms] and she said there was no [symptoms]. I probably over-reacted (in my mind). I didn't say anything about it - I'm sure would have checked again. She's careful and caring. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2019 Reviewed past test results to present. Provided direction of progress year to year.