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 5280 Top Doctors 2020 (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 43 Patient Ratings 9 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) Conflicts of Interest National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. 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Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 Email: SchwartzM@njhealth.org Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 Critical Care & Hospital Medicine at Rose Medical Center 4567 E 9th Ave, 1st Floor Denver, CO 80220 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– November, 2020 My visit with *Dr. Schwartz was excellent, as always. I couldn't be more pleased with my care at National Jewish. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 I was very impressed with Dr. Schwartz & appreciated how much time he spent with me going over everything National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 *Dr. Schwartz is AWESOME! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Always an excellent & informative experience working with Dr Michael Swartz National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 Dr. Schwartz is a wonderful doctor and person. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 I'm so fortunate to have Dr. Schwartz as my provider to help me with my [condition]. Dr. Schwartz has given me new hope of feeling better and living my life and says I'm doing really well and will be back to see him in six months. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 Dr Michael Schwartz is the best doctor I've ever had and I'm extremely grateful to be included in his practice. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 Excellent provider. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 Dr. Schwartz took his time and answered all my questions carefully. He took his time with me and didn't make me feel rushed. He was so nice and very patient.