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 2021 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® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars 44 Patient Ratings 21 Patient Comments 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 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. 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 5 Friendliness 4.9 Spoke using clear language 4.9 Provider explained things clearly 4.9 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 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– December, 2021 The healthcare given is amazing! National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Dr Balkissoon is so wonderful. He is respectful and listens to me and is always has my best interest in mind. I am lucky to have him! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 Listened with care and concern for my situation and the history of my family members and underlining health challenges that could be contributing to my condition National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 Best doctor I EVER had. He calls you personally. Never had that before. I can't say enough how great this doctor is! National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 I am very impressed with Dr. Balkissoon. He really takes time to listen and is determined to figure out what is causing my cough. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 Excellent care from Dr Balkissoon. Very attentive and knowledgeable. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 Excellent - all around. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 Dr. Balkissoon was all I had hoped he would be. His kindness was underlying everything. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 I am so lucky to have this great doctor. He even helped me get ready for [surgery]. My lungs did well. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 this was the most informative trip by the doctor we have had. thanks National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 I couldn't be happier w/the care from *Dr. Balkissoon. He is flexible in his treatment options based on other risks posed by the meds & offers detailed care. show more National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 very thorough National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 Outstanding clinician. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 *Dr. Balkissoon, is by far, the most extraordinary doctor - his demeanor, genuineness, compassion and knowledge is the best. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 Drs. & nurses always kept me in the loop - great care! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 Every doctor we saw listened to and gave feedback. Everyone was extremely nice. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 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 Patient– November, 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 Patient– October, 2020 The care providers were attentive and took extra time explaining everything to me. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 *Dr. Balkissoon is a fabulous physician and is in the profession for all the right reasons. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 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.