Ron Balkissoon, MD, MSc, DIH, FRCPC Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Ron Balkissoon MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Balkisoon is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Pulmonary Consultant Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2019 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2019 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars 41 Patient Ratings 32 Patient Comments × No Rating Available In order to provide the most accurate and useful information on our providers, we only post satisfaction data when a provider has received a minimum of 30 survey responses. We have not yet received the minimum number of surveys for this provider, or this provider is a researcher who only sees a limited number of patients in clinic. To learn more about this survey, visit our about the Press Ganey Survey page. Close Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Asthma Treatment Program (Adult) Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Specialties & Conditions Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 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 1993 - 1996 McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Design, Measurement & Evaluation, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics 1985 - 1988 McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, MD 1984 - 1985 University of Toronto, Ontario, Diploma in Industrial Hygiene (DIH) 1978 - 1982 Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Bachelor of Science, Honors Life Sciences Internships 1988 - 1990 St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Internal Medicine Residency 1992 - 1993 McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Resident Year (PGY V), Respirology and Critical Care, Research year 1991 - 1992 McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Resident Year (PGY IV), Respirology & Critical Care 1990 - 1991 Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Resident Year III, Internal Medicine Fellowship 1993 - 1994 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 Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 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 4.8 Friendliness 4.9 Spoke using clear language 4.9 Provider explained things clearly 4.8 Amount of time spent with you 4.8 Provider included you in decisions 4.7 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– October, 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 Patient– September, 2018 the quality of people in your employee is above reproach ! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2018 EVERYONE was extremely knowledgeable on locations for appointments - National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2018 Felt at ease, good listener. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 Feel very comfortable and confident about his knowledge of my condition and care needed. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 Thorough, detailed, pleasant. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2018 we had such a wonderful experience with the Doctor. he helped me very much. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 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 Patient– March, 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 Patient– January, 2018 Competent, caring & communicative" *Dr. Balkissoon is a "dream" physician - the VERY BEST. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2017 The caregiver was very professional, reassuring, and intelligent. show more National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2017 liked Dr Baklissoon very much. he is quite busy but concentrated on my needs when present. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 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 Patient– July, 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 Patient– July, 2017 Would highly recommend Dr. Balkkasoon as well as Jewish National. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 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 National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2017 Waiting on test results- was told it would take 6 to 8 wks. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2017 Good. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2017 Dr. Balkisoon was very considerate and took the time to answer all of my questions thoroughly. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2017 Care provider said he would call when results lab are all back @ 8 weeks. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2017 Amazing collaboration. This doctor is highly skilled in balancing his questioning, listening and providing important information. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2017 I was really impressed with the level of concern for my issues, as well as *Dr. B's knowledge and concern for a positive outcome for treatment & diagnosis. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2016 I felt like Dr Balkissoon done all the testing he could ro figure out my [CONDITION] National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2016 Awesome!! I always feel he takes all the time in the world with me!! I trust him with what my disease is thank you. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2016 The most professional doctor I have ever been. (*Dr. Balkissoon). National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2016 *Dr. Balkissoon was caring, smart, articulate and an excellent explaining AND listener. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2016 *Dr. Balkissoon was very friendly, good listener, and he respected my ideas. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2016 I have the highest respect and regard for Dr. Balkissoon and his staff National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2016 *Dr. Balkissoon was so knowledgeable, understanding, sensitive and thorough. He took the time with me to fully answer questions and explain everything. I had a very positive experience with him. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2016 I am sending you a lot of patients. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2016 I have NEVER experienced such super good care and attention. *Dr. Balkissoon is the finest dr. I have dealt with in over [AGE] years & MANY countries. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2016 The only negative would be no follow-up about any results of any of my tests.