Stephen K. Frankel, MD, FCCM, FCCP Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Stephen K. Frankel, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Frankel serves as the Chief Medical Officer. Chief Medical Officer Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2019 (8 years) Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (8 years) America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2019 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars 60 Patient Ratings 35 Patient Comments × No Rating Available In order to provide the most accurate and useful information on our providers, we only post satisfaction data when a provider has received a minimum of 30 survey responses. We have not yet received the minimum number of surveys for this provider, or this provider is a researcher who only sees a limited number of patients in clinic. To learn more about this survey, visit our about the Press Ganey Survey page. Close Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program Specialties & Conditions Autoimmune Lung Diseases Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)/Pulmonary Fibrosis Systemic Vasculitis Special Interests Dr. Frankel is Chief Medical Officer for National Jewish Health, and in this capacity oversees the delivery of clinical services at all locations where National Jewish delivers care. As such, Dr. Frankel’s primary focus is how to provide our patients with the highest quality, patient-centered care anywhere, reliably, efficiently, and consistent with the “National Jewish way.” He is committed to making sure our patients received both evidence-based best practice and individualized, precision medicine. Dr. Frankel works closely with all of our care partners and inpatient facilities to assure that our patients are cared for throughout the entire continuum of care, both inpatient and outpatient, and that careful attention is paid to the transitions between these domains and care coordination. Ultimately, Dr. Frankel’s core mission is making sure we meet the care needs of our patients and our community. Academically, Dr. Frankel is a nationally-recognized expert in interstitial lung diseases and vasculitis, and he is an integral part of the National Jewish Interstitial Lung Disease Program. Over the course of his career he has been involved in basic science, translational and clinical research in both interstitial lung disease and critical care medicine. Presently, his primary academic focus is on health service delivery, continuous quality improvement, and health care policy. See More View Curriculum Vitale News & Videos Critical Care Conference Features Ultrasound Track National Jewish Health Provides Tele-ICU Services for Banner Health Education Education 1991 - 1995 Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, MD 1987 - 1991 Harvard College, Harvard University, BA, Biology Residency 1995 - 1998 Beth Israel Hospital (Boston, MA), Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine Fellowship 1998 - 2001 University of Colorado Denver, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Awards & Recognition 2007-2014: Top Doctor, Critical Care Medicine, 5280 Magazine 2012: Citizen of the Year, National Jewish Health 2010-2012: Chair, Steering Committee, Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease Network, American College of Chest Physicians Board Certification Internal Medicine Pulmonary Medicine Critical Care Medicine Professional Memberships CHEST (American College of Chest Physicians), Fellow American College of Critical Care Medicine, Fellow Publications Frankel, S.K., and Moss, M. (2014) The Effect of Organizational Structure and Processes of Care on ICU Mortality as Revealed by the United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group Critical Illness Outcomes Study. Crit Care Med. 42(2): 463-4. PMID: 24434451. Fischer, A., Brown K.K., DuBois, R.M., Frankel, S.K., Cosgrove, G.P., Fernandez-Perez, E.R., Huie, T.J., Krishnamoorthy, M., Meehan, R.T., Olson, A.L., Solomon, J.J., Swigris, J.J. (2013) Mycophenolate mofetil improves lung function in connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease. J Rheumatol. Mar 1 40(5): 640-646. PMID 23457378. Fernandez-Perez, E.R and Frankel, S.K. (2013) Eosinophilic Lung Diseases. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 20:280-291. Frankel, S. K. and Schwarz, M.I. (2012) Concise Clinical Review of the Pulmonary Vasculitides. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 186: 216-224. PMID 22679011. Huie, T. J, Olson, A. L., Cosgrove, G. P., Janssen, W. J., Lara, A. R., Lynch, D. A., Groshong, S. D., Moss, M., Schwarz, M. I., Brown, K. K., and Frankel, S.K (2010) A detailed evaluation of acute respiratory decline in patients with fibrotic lung disease: aetiology and outcomes. Respirology: 15(6) 909-917. PMID: 20546190. Hospital Affiliations Colorado Acute Long Term HospitalDenver Health Medical CenterRose Medical CenterSt. Joseph Hospital - DenverSwedish Medical CenterUniversity of Colorado Hospital Academic Affiliations Professor, Division of Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine 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 Critical Care & Hospital Medicine at Rose Medical Center 4567 E 9th Ave, 1st Floor Denver, CO 80220 Saint Joseph Hospital 1835 Franklin Street Denver, CO 80218 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 4.9 Friendliness 5 Spoke using clear language 5 Provider explained things clearly 4.9 Amount of time spent with you 4.9 Provider included you in decisions 5 Confidence in your doctor 4.9 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.9 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– May, 2019 *Dr. Frankel is one of the two NJH caregivers who both are excellent in every possible way. #8. I never feel rushed. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2019 All good! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 *Dr. Frankel is excellent. Travel from [out of state] to see him. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 dr. Frankel is the BEST!! National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2018 Excellent > always. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2018 Dr. Frankel is the best Dr. I have every had National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2018 Steve Frankel is probably the best doctor I've ever had!He's well versed in communication ability; is able to read that I tend to keep things light and can easily joke about life/situations without being flippant; can talk in lay terms regarding the medical problem and the medicine to use and what to expect down the road without sounding like he's above me mentally and takes the time to answer my questions thoroughly. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2018 My situation is complicated, so many medical terms were used. When I didn't ask some were given. There were MANY teams, but I came out feeling satisfied. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2018 Dr Frankel has been a special care provider,HE.s helped me threw this ,problem even though i live 6 hr away National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2018 Simply said, Dr. Frankel rocks. He's smart as hell, gets my issues, and remembers our conversation. I'm privileged to have him as my doc. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2018 Very thoughtful - made sure ya'll understood. show more National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2018 *Dr. Frankel is the best doctor I've ever met. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2017 Dr. Frankel has set the bar EXTREMELY high. I wish every doctor I saw could measure up to this man's thoroughness, promptness, knowledge, memory, and overall adeptness. He's a keeper. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2017 best provider I ever visited with! tailored his discussion to my level of education and knowledge which I so appreciated! even went through every slice of my [test]!! who does that??!! wow. dr. frankel is awesome. he is the first provider who honestly made me commit to lifestyle changes, because he truly cared. I am crying as I write this, but am so thankful for Dr. Frankel. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2017 Dr. Frankel knows I do a lot of internet research on the treatment for my lungs. He always mentions what state the research community is in regarding releasing new findings. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2017 Amazing process of evaluation of my situation . National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2017 *Dr. Frankel & *Dr. [Name] & *Dr. [Name] & *Dr. [Name] have been the best physicians I've ever had & I'm [Age] yrs old. Been going to National Jewish for ten yrs. at least and love the care I receive. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2017 I have seen Dr. Frankel for almost 20 years. I have the greatest respect for his knowledge, character, and concern for me. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2017 Excellent care by provider & staff of NJHC. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2017 good National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2017 My care providers are very professional. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2017 *Dr. Frankle is very understanding & patient w/me. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2016 I have great trust in Dr. Frankel National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2016 *Dr. Frankel is by far the best provider I have ever experienced. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2016 I went in for a consult and decided to follow up with *Dr. Frankel. He listened and explained appropriately for me. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2016 great doctor and extremely knowledgeable National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2016 I have seen six doctors in six different specialties at National Jewish Health and all of them been wonderful. They are very caring ,very knowledgeable and each of them talks to the other doctors that are caring for me about my condition. The visit is very relaxed and the doctors listen to everything I have to say . They are very thorough and explain everything so that I can understand it. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2016 Extremely happy with Dr. Frankel. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2016 Dr. Frankel always speaks in layman's terms. He seems to have all the time in the world to listen to my issues and is very detailed in his summaries so that my doctor at home has a clear understanding of my health conditions. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2016 *Dr. Frankel is caring and concerned about my health. He is pleasant and well informed. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2016 All good National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2016 I have only excellent information to give concerning *Dr. Frankel and National Jewish! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2016 I am so blessed to have Dr. Steven Frankel assigned to me as my ILD Pulmonary physician. He is excellent!! He is so knowledgeable in this field and so personable. I hope he will be there always to see me through my Pulmonary Fibrosis. It is well worth my trip to see Dr. Frankel. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2016 dr. Frankel and national Jewish are the best! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2016 Best doc. ever. This man has a big heart.