Ron Balkisoon, MD, MSc, DIH, FRCPC

Ron Balkisoon
Pulmonary Consultant
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
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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