Ron Balkissoon, MD, MSc, DIH, FRCPC

Ron Balkissoon
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
Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc.

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

Conflicts of Interest

National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations.

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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
5

Friendliness
5

Spoke using clear language
5

Provider explained things clearly
5

Amount of time spent with you
4.9

Provider included you in decisions
4.9

Confidence in your doctor
5

Likelihood of recommending this provider
5
 

Comments

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National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
Outstanding clinician.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
*Dr. Balkissoon, is by far, the most extraordinary doctor - his demeanor, genuineness, compassion and knowledge is the best.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
Drs. & nurses always kept me in the loop - great care!

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
Every doctor we saw listened to and gave feedback. Everyone was extremely nice.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
Every single health care provider was kind, patient, and kept me well informed about what was happening and what to expect. Never felt rushed. Dr Balkissoon took a great deal of time with me on initial visit, then several days later reviewing very thoroughly some of my early test results. [Comment about another provider].

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
I can't say enough good things about *Dr. Balkissoon. He went over all my test and procedure results thoroughly with me, and then provided a treatment plan. He seemed like he had all the time in the world to spend with me, and I appreciated that. He was very knowledgeable and compassionate.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
The care providers were attentive and took extra time explaining everything to me.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
*Dr. Balkissoon is a fabulous physician and is in the profession for all the right reasons.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2020
I really like Dr. Balkissoon. I have seen him since 2014 and travel from [out of state] yearly for my care because of them. He is very professional, thoroughly explains results, listens to me and involves me in my care.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2020
They were all great.

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