Michael D. Schwartz, MD, FACP, FCCM, FCCP

Michael D. Schwartz
Medical Director
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Section of Critical Care Medicine
5280 Top Doctors 2017 (10th year)
Best Doctors in America® 2017-2018 — Best Doctors, Inc.
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.

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.

Education

Education
University of California, Los Angeles, MD
Residency
University of Colorado Denver, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine
University of Colorado Denver, Resident, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
University of Colorado Denver, Research Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
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
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
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 Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver
  • Swedish 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)

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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.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
 

Confidence in your doctor
4.9

Amount of time spent with you
4.9

Spoke using clear language
4.8

Includes you in decisions
4.8

Shows concerns for your questions
4.9

Explanation of problem/condition
4.8

Recommended to others
4.9

Friendliness
4.9
 

Comments

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National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2017
*Michael Schwartz is an excellent doctor AND communicator and respects his patients & is caring - he's one in a million.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2017
Good.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2016
Dr Michael Schwartz is the best doc I've ever had. He is an amazing, brilliant professional who is also very personable. I am so grateful to be one of his patients and I have complete confidence in he and his abilities.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2016
super Doctor, very sincere and caring

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2016
I have had asthma my entire life, 60+ years, and I have NEVER learned as much accurate information at a medical appointment as I did with Dr. Shwartz. I am deeply appreciative.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2016
I have doctored with Dr. Schwartz since 2015 and have the utmost confidence in him.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2016
#1. *Michael Schwartz.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
Commented earlier about how impressed I am with Dr. Schwartz. He's truly professional and personable.