Ronina A. Covar, MD, is a pediatric allergist and immunologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Covar is in the Division of Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology.
- Associate Co-Director, The Cohen Family Asthma Institute
- Head, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Consult Service
- Associate Professor
- Division of Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunonolgy
- Department of Pediatrics
- Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc.
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.
Clinical research in asthma, natural history of asthma and steroid response in asthma.
- University of the Philippines College of Medicine, MD
- Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Pediatrics
- University of the Philippines College of Medicine – Philippine General Hospital, Pediatrics
- National Jewish Health/University of Colorado Denver
Awards & Recognition
2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Allergy and Immunology
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.
Teaching & Professional Positions
Staff Physician at National Jewish Health;
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver
Conflicts of Interest
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