Michael D. Schwartz, MD, FCCM Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Michael D. Schwartz, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Schwartz is in the Section of Critical Care Medicine and Department of Medicine. Medical Director Professor of Medicine Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Section of Critical Care Medicine Castle Connolly & 5280 Top Doctors 2023 (11 years) Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (11 years) 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 33 Patient Ratings 14 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Rose Medical Center Critical Care Service Section of Critical Care Medicine Swedish Medical Center Critical Care Service Specialties & Conditions Asthma Bronchiectasis Overview Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Emphysema Transtracheal Oxygen Therapy Research Areas Pulmonary Disease Research, Other Special Interests Dr. Michael Schwartz works in the General Pulmonary Clinic at National Jewish Health. He is the Director of the National Jewish Health Transtracheal Oxygen Program, and, as such, serves to evaluate and manage patients for whom transtracheal oxygen may be a good option for their long term oxygen therapy. Patients with COPD, emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and a variety of other chest disorders may be good candidates for transtracheal oxygen. News & Videos National Jewish Health Physicians Recognized for Excellence Education Education 1987 University of California, Los Angeles, MD Residency 1990 - 1991 University of Colorado Denver, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine 1988 - 1990 University of Colorado Denver, Resident, Internal Medicine Fellowship 1992 - 1995 University of Colorado Denver, Research Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 1991 - 1992 University of Colorado Denver, Clinical Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Awards & Recognition 2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. 2011: Peak Performers Award, Intensive Care Medicine, Rocky Mountain Medicine Symposium 2011: Top Doctor, Critical Care Medicine, 5280 Magazine 2010: Top Doctor, Critical Care Medicine, 5280 Magazine 2009: Top Doctor, Critical Care Medicine, 5280 Magazine 2008: Top Doctor, Critical Care Medicine, 5280 Magazine Board Certification Diplomate, Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine Certified January 1996; Recertified November 2005 Diplomate, Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine Certified January 1995; Recertified November 2004 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine Certified September 1990; Recertified September 2000 National Boards – Parts I, II, II completed in March 1988 Elective Certification: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provides, Recertified August 2007 Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Recertified August 2007 Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Instructor, Certified April 2007 Hyperbaric Medicine, Certified November 1997 Advanced Trauma Life Support Professional Memberships Member, Society of Hospital Medicine Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine Member, American Thoracic Society Member, Denver Medical Society Member, Colorado Medical Society Publications Schwartz MD, Christopher KL. Transtracheal Oxygen Therapy. Topics in Practice Management. CHEST 2011;139:435-440. Schwartz MD, Make B. Long Term Oxygen Treatment: Whatever Happened to Transtracheal Oxygen? COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2009; 6:1-3. Schwartz MD, Christopher KL. Transtracheal Oxygen Therapy. In: UpToDate. Rose, BD (Ed), Walthman, MA, 2007. Hospital Affiliations Rose Medical CenterSt. Joseph Hospital - DenverSwedish Medical Center Teaching & Professional Positions 2006-Present: Associate Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health 2006-Present: Medical Staff, Active Status, Rose Medical Center 2007-Present: Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit, National Jewish/Rose Medical Center ICU 1997-2006: Medical Staff, Active Status, North Colorado Medical Center (Greeley, CO) 1997-2006: Medical Director, Department of Respiratory Care, North Colorado Medical Center (Greeley, CO) 1999-2006: Medical Director, Respiratory Special Care Unit, North Colorado Medical Center (Greeley, CO) 1996-1997: Medical Staff, Active Status, St. Anthony Hospital System (Denver, CO) 1996-1997: Medical Staff, Active Status, North Suburban Medical Center (Denver, CO) 1994-1996: Assistant Director, University Hospital Chest Clinic, University of Colorado Denver 1994-1996: Instructor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver 1994-1996: Assistant Chief of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver 1992-1995: Associate Member, Medical Staff, St. Anthony Hospital System (Denver, CO) 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 Email: SchwartzM@njhealth.org 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 5 Friendliness 4.9 Provider explained things clearly 4.9 Spoke using clear language 4.9 Amount of time spent with you 4.9 Provider included you in decisions 4.9 Confidence in your doctor 5 Likelihood of recommending this provider 5 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– April, 2023 Dr. Schwartz is a valuable asset to NJH National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 Superior in every respect! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2022 Wonderful doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 I feel like I am in the best hands with Dr. Schwartz. He is an amazing Doc! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 Outstanding!!! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 I was exceptionally pleased with *Dr. Michael Schwartz. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Follow up tests requested. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Dr. Schwartz is the best. He's so kind and empathetic. He never pushes treatments on me I'm not comfortable with. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 Excellent. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 *Dr. Schwartz is a superb medical professional: Experienced, caring, provides complete explanations for every step in my care. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 I am beyond pleased with my care and have already recommended this facility to others. show more National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 *Dr. Schwartz is outstanding! Obviously, his professional skills are above-average but his personal interest in the patient's well-being was amazing. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Dr. Schwartz is an incredible doctor who provided me with very detailed explanations all delivered with a sense of caring and compassion and a little humor. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Dr. Schwartz treats me with complete respect Talk about different subjects different conditions and looking at my record and listening to me he asked me if I wanted to go to [another specialist] and I said yes because as I mentioned to him I was having trouble [with some symptoms].