Ron Balkissoon, MD, MSc, DIH, FRCPC

Ron Balkissoon
Pulmonary Consultant
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
Best Doctors in America® 2017-2018 — Best Doctors, Inc.
Ron Balkissoon MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Balkisoon is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

Special Interests

Dr. Balkissoon has been invited to speak across the United States and Internationally on such topics as severe asthma, COPD, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, chronic cough and occupational lung disease. He has published peer reviewed papers and review articles. Dr. Balkissoon has been an Editor for the Journal of COPD and is currently on the editorial board of the COPD Foundation COPD Journal and writes the Journal Club section for each edition. Dr. Balkissoon’s clinical research interests have included severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Chronic cough, effects of environmental tobacco smoke, occupational/environmental asthma, latex allergy, vocal cord dysfunction and Sarcoidosis.


McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Design, Measurement & Evaluation, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, MD
University of Toronto, Ontario, Diploma in Industrial Hygiene (DIH)
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Bachelor of Science, Honors Life Sciences
St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Internal Medicine
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Resident Year (PGY V), Respirology and Critical Care, Research year
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Resident Year (PGY IV), Respirology & Critical Care
Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Resident Year III, Internal Medicine
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Research Fellowship Year (PGY-IV)

Awards & Recognition

2005 - Present: Selected for “Best Doctors in America” Database
2003: UMED “Special Recognition Award”, Manila, Philippines November, 2002
2003: Admitted to the Academic Keys “Who’s Who in Medical Science Education”
2002: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Board: Merit in Authorship Award:  “Efficacy of Serial Medical Surveillance for Chronic Beryllium Disease in a Beryllium Machining Plant"
2002: National Jewish Medical and Research Center “Teacher of the Year” Award, this award is given to the National Jewish faculty member chosen for excellence in teaching in our clinical programs
2001: Colorado Society of Respiratory Care: “Physician of the Year” Appreciation Award
1992-1994: Boehringer Ingelheim Research Fellowship
1992: Ontario Thoracic Society – Respirology Residents Research Award

Professional Memberships

1996-present: Colorado Trudeau Society
1992-present: American Thoracic Society
1992-2001: Canadian Thoracic Society
1992-2001: Ontario Thoracic Society
1992-present: Fellow, Royal College Physicians of Canada
1988-present: Canadian Medical Association

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

Patient Ratings

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2018
we had such a wonderful experience with the Doctor. he helped me very much.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2018
*Dr. Balkissoon is the most caring, courteous physician we have ever met. He spends lots of time with us in the office, calls at home to check on me, does conference call follow-ups. (We live in [place] 1. Excellent.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2018
Pending. Final results from procedures/tests are not yet in. This was an out-of-state week-long, "all day for 5 days" visit. It involved many tests & many physicians. Final, conclusionary long-distance conference has not yet been scheduled.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2018
Competent, caring & communicative" *Dr. Balkissoon is a "dream" physician - the VERY BEST.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2017
The caregiver was very professional, reassuring, and intelligent.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2017
liked Dr Baklissoon very much. he is quite busy but concentrated on my needs when present.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2017
I am a retired nurse and my husband is a neurosurgeon. Dr. Balkissoon is an excellent physician. We live in [STATE] and are happy to travel there for my care.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2017
Dr. Balkissoon is the best provider I have seen. He is very attentive and answers all questions asked and explains things in a way that you can understand.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2017
Would highly recommend Dr. Balkkasoon as well as Jewish National.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
Dr Balkisoon is absolutely Awesome. .He always takes time with me. I feel he has time with me and describes what is going with me. Which helps me understand what is wrong with me...Great doctor my mom switched to him because she always saw how Happy I was with him...Thank you

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