Sheila Tsai, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Sheila Tsai, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Tsai is serves as the Section Head of Sleep Medicine. Section Head, Sleep Medicine Professor Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Section of Sleep Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2022 (6th year) Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (6th year) 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 4.5 out of 5 stars 179 Patient Ratings 45 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Section of Sleep Medicine Sleep Center Specialties & Conditions Asthma Chronic Bronchitis Chronic Cough Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders Emphysema Insomnia Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Parasomnias Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) See More View Publications News & Videos National Jewish Health Physicians Recognized for Excellence Education Education 1997 Baylor College of Medicine, MD Residency 1997 - 2000 University of Michigan Medical Center, Internal Medicine Fellowship 2005 - 2006 University of Michigan Medical Center, Sleep Medicine 2000 - 2003 University of Michigan Medical Center, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Board Certification Internal Medicine Pulmonary Diseases Critical Care Medicine Sleep Medicine Professional Memberships American College of Chest Physicians American Thoracic Society American Academy of Sleep Medicine Hospital Affiliations University of Colorado Hospital Academic Affiliations Sleep Medicine Clinic at University of Colorado Denver Teaching & Professional Positions Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program 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 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 4.5 Friendliness 4.6 Provider explained things clearly 4.5 Spoke using clear language 4.7 Amount of time spent with you 4.4 Provider included you in decisions 4.5 Confidence in your doctor 4.5 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.4 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– March, 2023 Dr. Tsai is always concerned with my health National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 Rachael is a superior provider National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 Dr. Tsai is wonderful. I appreciate her expertise -- knowledge and clear, understandable communication. She thoroughly answers all my questions. She is very caring and helpful. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 Dr Tsai had reviewed my records, reviewed the documents I brought, listened carefully, understood the issues, was decisive and very thorough. Dr. Ramprasad was also excellent. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 *Dr. Tsai is A #1. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2022 Dr. Tsai was very nice and professional. Appears to have terrible taste in college basketball teams, though. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2022 Dr. Tsai let me know that my sleep apnea was well-controlled. She also decided to contact Dr. Ferraro so that I could have a follow-up CT scan. She really looks out for me. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 My confidence was tempered only because this was my first interaction with the PA. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 Very respectful National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 Dr. Tsai is an exceptional doctor in her field and if I could have rated my confidence level in her capabilities higher than a 5 I would have. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 Good, caring doctor answered all my questions and explained treatment options. show more National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 I was anticipating a brief follow-up appointment as I had no new problems or concerns to discuss. That is what happened. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 The Dr I saw was impeccable. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 *Dr. Tsai has no bedside manner. She may be a good dr. but gave me no confidence. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 N/C National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 I have 100% confidence in Dr. Tsai. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 Excellent physician on time, not in a rush, listened and explained well. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 Provider was rather strict and unfriendly. The cpap pressure was lowered and I have been having problems, as this affects my sleep..... National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Dr Tsai and her Fellow are always caring and attentive and collaborative with me in my care. I am so greatful for the bipap machine. They moved me to that and I feel it has been a huge help for me.. I am glad that the sleep study and the addition of the bi-pap were followed. I am glad for their working with the medical equipment supplier that was challenging. When Dr's invest in their patients to ensure proper care and truly listen, it makes all the difference. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Dr Quaney, a Sleep Fellow was attentive and thorough in reviewing progress/details and Dr Tsai provided her expertise in summary at end of visit.vthey worked together excellently. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 *Dr. Tsia was very good. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Persisted in asking one question that seemed of little relevance even after I made it clear I wasn't especially invested in answering that question National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 Dr Tsai is exceptional--listens, takes on issue to be solved, excellent solutions. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 This appointment seemed pretty routine. All the questions I answered on the questionnaire were asked again in the appointment then again when I scheduled the sleep study. Maybe the initial appointment could have been telehealth since nothing was really checked out in me at that time. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Dr Tsai is the best!!!! I'd give her sixes if I could. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Dr Tsai is always has helpful insights when I meet with her. Dr Quaney, her fellow, also is wonderful to work with- she is very thorough to find out how I am doing prior to meeting with Dr Tsai. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Excellent Physician. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 This was my first visit with Dr Tsai and I really liked her and felt she knew what she was doing and that she listened to me. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 I was very pleased. Never rushed, all questions answered. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2021 *Dr. Tsai was my pul/sleep MD - 6 yrs ago. She is very good. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2021 Dr Sheila Tsai is excellent and our visit was very professional and informative National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Over the past 5 years Dr Tsai has provided me with an excellent session. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 *Dr. Tsai is terrific! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 I felt unseen National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 Dr. Tsai is an advocate for my health/treatment. I am grateful that she is well studied in my rare [condition]. I have recommended her to others. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 *Dr. Tsai is excellent - concerned about health & progress. My concerns & issues. Strives to improve performance & experience. Very empathetic. She worked me in during her lunch hour - not everyone has this commitment to their patients. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 *Dr. Tsai was very familiar with my case and able to answer all my questions without having to spend time reviewing papers. Very impressive! National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 Dr. Tsai took a good bit to time with me to understand my overall health situation not just my sleep [condition]. It was an excellent interview. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 I have 100% confidence in Dr. Tsai National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 good National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 no one is "perfect" the good rather than very good. ! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Seemed rushed not much time spent with *Dr. Tsai. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 good National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 My visit was just an annual check-in to see how my therapy is going. The whole thing took 5 minutes, and I'm not having any issues. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 Dr. Tsai was great. My only comment is that she is very sharp, very knowledgeable, and conveys a lot of information in somewhat of a rapid-fire manner. [PHI] it would be helpful if she could slow down a little bit. When I did ask her to explain or expound she was patient, and did so, in a very helpful manner.