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 2020 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 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. 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