Laurie A. Manka
Laurie A. Manka, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Manka is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine


University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN,
University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, Chief Resident
University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Pulmonary/Critical Care

Board Certification

2013: Pulmonary Disease
2010: Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships



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

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



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

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
    1835 Franklin Street Denver, CO 80218

Patient Ratings

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Provider showed concern


Spoke using clear language

Provider explained things clearly

Amount of time spent with you

Provider included you in decisions

Confidence in your doctor

Likelihood of recommending this provider


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National Jewish Health PatientMay, 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 PatientApril, 2019
Have been talking to family and friends about my incredible experience with Dr Manka and her team.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2019
I would strongly recommend Dr. Manka to anyone who may have similar issues as I do or in general

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 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 PatientApril, 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 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 PatientApril, 2019
We thank the Lord for Dr. Manka and National Jewish!

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2019
Doctor was very helpful and knowledgeable.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2019
I wish all my doctors were as nice and concerned as Dr. Manka is!

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 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 PatientFebruary, 2019
Dr. Manka is a thorough, knowledgeable, and easy-to-understand doctor. I have already recommended her and Jewish Nat. Health to others.

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