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.

Education

Education
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
Internships
St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Internal Medicine
Residency
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
Fellowship
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

 

Locations

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

Patient Ratings

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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
4.9

Spoke using clear language
4.9

Provider explained things clearly
4.9

Amount of time spent with you
4.8

Provider included you in decisions
4.8

Confidence in your doctor
4.9

Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.9
 

Comments

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National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2018
Dr. Balkessoon has been extremely successful in controlling my [condition] condition for a number of years. I wouldn't go anywhere else. I appreciate the entire work-up done in one day (or less) with plenty of one on one time with the doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2018
the quality of people in your employee is above reproach !

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2018
EVERYONE was extremely knowledgeable on locations for appointments -

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2018
Felt at ease, good listener.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2018
Feel very comfortable and confident about his knowledge of my condition and care needed.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2018
Thorough, detailed, pleasant.

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.

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