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 188 Patient Ratings 49 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 4.8 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– November, 2020 *Dr. Manka was attentive, caring and very knowledgeable. I was very impressed with her care. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 *Dr. Manka was very thorough and didn't make me feel rushed. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 Dr Manka was very through in explaining my care during Covid National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 Dr Manka is and exceptionally good Doctor. She takes a lot of time to walk through my test results with me and discusses the implications, and possible changes in treatment. She explains things very clearly and makes me feel very much at ease. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 Entire experience was good. Dr. Manka spent time understanding our needs and developed a treatment plan to address the needs. Great personal involvement in our care. Appreciated a lot! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 NJI is renown for its respiratory expertise which is why I came to NJI.. since my visits, procedures and diagnosis I come back to NJI because of Dr Manka and of who and what NJI is and does.. Dr Manka has made it clear that I can be treated in [PHI ](home) instead of returning every 2 months to NJI... As I said, I choose to come back because of Dr Manka and NJi National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 I appreciated that Dr. Manka wrote down for me the names of tests that I have to take, and information about medications and future appointments. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 She seemed very busy. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 I have a good experience. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 I have been treated by Dr. Manka for [PHI] now and during that time, her treatment of me has been exemplary. She has taken the time to listen to my concerns and explain/walk me through symptoms, treatments and next steps very diligently. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 *Dr. Manka listens to my concerns and spent much time answering questions and going my treatment plan. show more National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Dr. Manka is thorough, attentive and answers any or all questions. I am fortunate I am under her care! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 dr manka seems great National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Dr. Manka is a great provider .. i would be happy to recommend her to anyone who is looking National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Dr. Manka was very through and explained everything. She spent as much time with me as I needed, and I look forward to follow up care from her. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 I felt heard, and there was no pressure to proceed with a specific course of action. I was given multiple treatment options. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 She was very professional but also warm and caring. I felt listened to and validated. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 I would highly recommend *Dr. Manka. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 Treat me like they really care about my well being, particularly in light of COVID 19 risks National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 Very helpful. I appreciate Dr. Manka. She is genuinely concerned about my health. An in-office was not required at this time so this virtual appointment was convenient. 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. 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 !!