Mehrnaz Maleki Fischbach, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Mehrnaz Maleki Fischbach, MD, is a rheumatologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Maleki Fischbach is in the Division of Rheumatology and Department of Medicine. Associate Professor of Medicine Department of Medicine Division of Rheumatology Castle Connolly & 5280 Top Doctors 2023 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 4.7 out of 5 stars 139 Patient Ratings 47 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Department of Medicine Division of Rheumatology Scleroderma Program Specialties & Conditions Autoimmune Lung Diseases Behcet's Disease Inflammatory Myopathy Sjögren's Syndrome (SS) Vasculitis Research Areas Autoimmune Lung Diseases Sjogren’s Syndrome Related Clinical Trials PRA023 for Systemic Sclerosis with Interstitial Lung Disease Special Interests Research Interests MicroRNAs as novel biomarkers for Sjogren's Syndrome. News & Videos Include Men in Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines Education Education 1999 Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine Residency 2004 - 2007 Michigan State University, Internal Medicine Fellowship 2007 - 2010 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rheumatology Fellow 2003 - 2004 Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center - University of Michigan, Research Fellow Awards & Recognition Clinical Research Curriculum Award (K30) Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Rheumatology Professional Memberships American College of Rheumatology American College of Physicians Rocky Mountain Rheumatism Society Publications New developments in osteoarthritis. Sex differences in magnetic resonance imaging-based biomarkers and in those of joint metabolism. Mehrnaz Maleki-Fischbach, Joanne M Jordan. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2010, 12:212 (30 July 2010) Hospital Affiliations St. Joseph Hospital - Denver Academic Affiliations Clinical Instructor at University of Colorado Denver. Ask a Question through MyChart Sign in to your MyChart account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 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 4.8 Friendliness 4.8 Spoke using clear language 4.8 Provider explained things clearly 4.7 Amount of time spent with you 4.8 Provider included you in decisions 4.7 Confidence in your doctor 4.7 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.7 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– July, 2023 I work in health care, so understanding is easier, but she genuinely cares..you have incredible doctors who listen and take the time to care for their patients National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2023 Dr. Maleki went above and beyond to speak with my dental surgeon/MD regarding my condition of medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw. It was vital that this connection be made in relation to my treatment and subsequent surgery. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2023 Dr MMF has been wonderful since we first met. I had a problem that a prior doctor could not resolve, and she referred me to National Jewish Health and Dr MMF in particular. We quickly found a plan of care which has worked well for several years. You have a winner in this doctor and her assistants. Please take good care of her and her staff. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2023 The doctor was very informative and knowledgeable, she spoke really fast and wore a mask and some things we couldn't understand. She was rushed but did spend a lot of time with us. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2023 Dr Maleki is amazing, she LISTENS! I was treated with courtesy, respect and kindness. She is very thorough in her explanations & tells you exactly why she is ordering a test or why she thinks something is important. And, she gives you confidence that everyone at National Jewish is working to make me, the patient feel better. I couldn't ask for a better Dr to be handling my care National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2023 The dialogue between the doctor and me led me to recalling a significant physical trait that I had but few of my other friends, etc had.Trying to find the underlying cause of my illness has been a long journey. Through our dialogue we may have revealed the cause. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2023 Good. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2023 Dr. Maleki is amazing! Love her and how much she cares. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2023 I feel so fortunate that Dr. Maleki is my rheumatologist. She has been great from Day One, in every way! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 I truly appreciated the time spent, the questions answered and felt very comfortable with the care I received the entire week. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 Ask questions from our previous visit as a follow up show more National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 After the last 2 providers, Dr. Maleki was a pleasant surprise. I left feeling hopeful about my care. After Dr. McGibbon left my care was not the same. In very pleased so far. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 *Dr. Maleki Fischbach was a delight! She took an HOUR with me for initial intake, addressed all my concerns/fears, listened to my history and did not push meds on me - until needed. I was VERY impressed, encouraged, and grateful. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 Dr Malecki is an exceptional physician and assists me with my concerns. She works well with my other Doctors at National Jewish Health. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 Doctor was very helpful National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2022 Good National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2022 Terrific doctor National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 She is a very good doctor who always tries to help. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 This was a diagnostic visit so treatment wasn't doscussed. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 I realized it's been so long the original tests were taken that I forgot some important things to tell her. The wait to see her was way tooo long from the time we scheduled to the actual appointment. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 *Dr. Maleki has ALWAYS been clear and helpful to me. My favorite doctor!! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 Long term patient. Still no diagnosis or symptom relief. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 This was, by far, the worst appt I've ever had with Dr. Maleki. It was the end of the day so she could have been exhausted or had a bad day or possibly overworked, as she is typically very friendly. She was very agitated and short with me, dismissed my concerns that my autoimmune disease could be worsening based on systemic inflammation and GI issues/gallbladder removal (saying she's never had a patient with GI issues related to their disease). She did not ask about any of my other symptoms she normally does (joint pain, fatigue, muscle pain, etc). National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 *Dr. Maleki saved my life. She knows me & my family. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 Never in my 65 years of medical care have I encountered a more caring practitioner. She listens, she teaches, she cares! National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Dr. Maleki Is a big reason of why I have been able to have an active life National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Great appointment, I really appreciate Dr's Maleki approach National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Dr. MEHRNAZ MALEKI FISCHBACH is always completely professional while being very genuine and honest about diagnosis and treatment options. She is a very pleasant person who has greatly enhanced my quality of life. I am so grateful to have been referred to her and have her as my doctor. She cares enough to carefully review my history prior to meeting with me. I really appreciate that. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Dr. Maleki saved my life 5 years ago and recently she even remembered it was our 5 year anniversary working together. My RA journey has been challenging, but she has met it head on with skill, creativity and empathy. I have referred 3 patients in the past. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 I've known the provider for quite some time now. We have a great relationship National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 She has been very determined to find out what is causing my health issues. She is very thorough. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 Dr. Maleki - was the first Rheumatologist to acknowledge my fatigue and do something about it. I saw 3 before finding her. She also remembers details about my life after not seeing me for a year. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Provider was previously told that I have gastroparesis and cyclic vomiting syndrome. She prescribed me plaqanil which I cannot and wil not take using zofran. Don't know where to go from here. She didn't remember what I previously told her and that was alarming National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 The first doctor in my adult life who has listened to me without questioning my pain National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 *Dr. Maleki - always very concerned about a person's well being ask questions to see if she can be of further assistance. Very thankful for her. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Would have liked more feed back about my issues. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Happy with Dr Maleki and her responses National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Dr. Maleki is obviously well researched with a high degree of expertise. She could go from good to excellent if she would have listened better. She asked questions and then cut me off, almost dismissively, before I got a couple words into an answer. And some of her terminology was over my head. She seemed more engaged in educating the intern than listening to my answers to her questions National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Exceptional compassion beyond clinical excellence make Dr. Maleki the best physician I have ever worked with. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Found Dr. To be condescending and never performed a physical exam on me. She ordered blood work and I have never received a call from her regarding results nor has she requested a follow up appointment to discuss findings and recommendations National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Dr Malecki is a very knowledgeable and compassionate physician. She listens and gives you her diagnosis and includes you in the decision making of your condition. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Dr. Maleki is always very kind, understanding and listens to my concerns. She discusses treatment options, pros and cons, and helps me make an informed decision. She also reaches out to my other providers to make sure there is continuity of care with my team which is very important with a complex autoimmune disorder. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 Good National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Dr. Maleki is amazing. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Is very nice and help me in everything National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Dr. Maleki picked up on my personality and how I want lots of detailed about average information on my condition and medication and provided me with extra reading material from a clinician reading level. This is something I wish more doctors picked up about me. She is great National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 Great doctor and advisor, [comment about support staff]. Thanks.