Stephen K. Frankel, MD, FCCM, FCCP

Stephen K. Frankel
Chief Medical Officer
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor (8th year)
Best Doctors in America® 2015-2016 — Best Doctors, Inc.
Stephen K. Frankel, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Frankel serves as the Chief Medical Officer.

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.

Education

Education
Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, MD
Harvard College, Harvard University, BA, Biology
Residency
Beth Israel Hospital (Boston, MA), Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
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 Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • Rose Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Academic Affiliations

Professor, Division of Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine

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.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
 

Confidence in your doctor
4.9

Amount of time spent with you
4.9

Spoke using clear language
4.9

Includes you in decisions
4.9

Shows concerns for your questions
4.9

Explanation of problem/condition
4.9

Recommended to others
5

Friendliness
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 PatientDecember, 2016
I have great trust in Dr. Frankel

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2016
*Dr. Frankel is by far the best provider I have ever experienced.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 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 PatientOctober, 2016
great doctor and extremely knowledgeable

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 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 PatientSeptember, 2016
Extremely happy with Dr. Frankel.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 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 PatientJune, 2016
*Dr. Frankel is caring and concerned about my health. He is pleasant and well informed.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
All good

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
I have only excellent information to give concerning *Dr. Frankel and National Jewish!

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