Ronina A. Covar, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Ronina A. Covar, MD, is a pediatric allergist and immunologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Covar serves as Associate Co-Director of The Cohen Family Asthma Institute and the Head of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Consult Service. Associate Co-Director, The Cohen Family Asthma Institute Head, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Consult Service Associate Professor Division of Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology Department of Pediatrics 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 4.7 out of 5 stars 38 Patient Ratings 9 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Asthma Treatment Programs (Pediatric) Asthma Tune Up Program (Pediatric) Division of Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology Division of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology National Jewish Health for Kids / Pediatric Programs Severe Asthma Clinic (Pediatric) Specialties & Conditions Allergy (Pediatric) Asthma (Pediatric) Chronic Cough Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) (Pediatric) Exercise-Induced Asthma Food Allergy (Pediatric) Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Recurrent Infections Sinusitis Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) (Pediatric) Special Interests Clinical Interests Evaluation and treatment of pediatric asthma, pulmonary function and quantitative imaging in asthma, steroid response and asthma outcomes and health care delivery in the community setting. Research Interests Clinical research in asthma, natural history of asthma and steroid response in asthma. News & Videos National Jewish Health Establishes Cohen Family Asthma Institute To Cure Severe Asthma Novel Therapy Helps Athletes Overcome Vocal Cord Dysfunction Education Education 1989 University of the Philippines College of Medicine, MD Residency 1992 University of the Philippines College of Medicine – Philippine General Hospital, Pediatrics 1997 Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Pediatrics Fellowship 2000 National Jewish Health/University of Colorado Denver, Awards & Recognition 2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics American Board of Allergy and Immunology Professional Memberships AAAAI ACAAI AAP AMA Publications Federico MJ, Covar RA, Brown EE, Leung DY, Spahn JD. Racial differences in T-lymphocyte response to glucocorticoids. Chest. 2005 Feb;127(2):571-8. Paull K, Covar RA, Jain N, Gelfand EW, Spahn JDDo NHLBI lung function criteria apply to children? A cross-sectional evaluation of childhood asthma at National Jewish Medical and Research Center, 1999-2002. Pediatr Pulmonol 2005 Feb. Group. Progression of asthma measured by lung function in the Childhood Asthma Management Program. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004;170(3):234-41. Covar RA, Spahn J, Murphy JR, Martin RJ, Silkoff P, Sundstrom DA, Szefler SJ. Safety and application of induced sputum analysis in childhood asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004;114(3):575-82. Covar RA, Spahn JD. Treating the wheezing infant. Pediatr Clin North Am 2003, 50:631-654. Hospital Affiliations Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Teaching & Professional Positions Staff Physician at National Jewish Health; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver 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: 877.225.5654Fax: 303.270.2189 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 4.7 Friendliness 4.8 Spoke using clear language 4.7 Provider explained things clearly 4.7 Amount of time spent with you 4.7 Provider included you in decisions 4.6 Confidence in your doctor 4.8 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.6 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– April, 2021 Dr. Covar went above and beyond with [my son's] case! she has always been great at communicating and also explaining in detail the plan of care and the complexity of his case. she also values my opinions and has his best interest at heart! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 Dr. Covar is an expert in her field and she is a very kind, caring and compassionate person. Because of these factors and because she knows and understands [my son's] history so well, we asked her if he could please remain as her patient when he began college. That has worked out well, and Dr. Covar has been very accommodating about seeing him on his breaks from school here in Denver. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 My interest was the only concern they seemed to have though out the day. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 dr. kovar always takes her time and listens to everything I have to tell her, she informs Us in detail about [my child's] test or what she thinks the next step should be she's always been wonderful. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 she always make sure we understand what she saying and walk us thought things. And makes [our daughter] Feels like she cares about her National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 we love Dr. cover and how she treats [my son] and how much love we receive from her. she is very sweet and compassionate and caring National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 *Dr. Covar is a great doctor! There should be more doctors like her. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 I absolutely love Dr. Covar. I would recommend her to anyone on any given day with no hesitation what so ever. There has never once been a time where I have felt misunderstood in any way or felt like she didn't truly care. Dr. Covar is phenomenal in every way and has the sweetest personality! National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 *Dr. Covar is one of a kind. We are so blessed to have her as one doctor.