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 Executive Vice President of Clinical Affairs. Executive Vice President, Clinical Affairs Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Department of Medicine Castle Connolly & 5280 Top Doctors 2023 (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® 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 5 out of 5 stars 43 Patient Ratings 20 Patient Comments 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 Vasculitis Special Interests 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 Vitae 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 MyChart Sign in to your MyChart 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 5 Friendliness 5 Spoke using clear language 5 Provider explained things clearly 5 Amount of time spent with you 5 Provider included you in decisions 5 Confidence in your doctor 5 Likelihood of recommending this provider 5 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– July, 2023 *Dr. Frankel always takes time to listen to my concerns and responds in a way I can understand. He's wonderful!! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2023 Excellent discussion of options. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 *Dr. Frankel has been my doctor for 15 years with 17 visits to Denver from Florida. He is the finest doctor that I know. He takes so much time with me to go over issues and I am grateful. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2022 Dr. Frankel has always answered my questions thoroughly. Because I see a rheumotologist outside of National Jewish Health, he is careful to include any recommendations from that doctor in any treatment plan. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 Unparallel professional capabilities, know how & expertise, infinite patience, exceptional personal treatment, care and consideration. *Dr. Frankel inspires confidence and support, never thought twice about following his recommendation. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 *Dr. Frankel is compassionate and brilliant! National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Dr. Frankel is an exceptional listener, great articulator, superbly skilled, always sharing his thoughts and offers options, sensitive and caring. He is at the top of my recommendations list to anyone whom I speak with. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 *Dr. Frankel is outstanding in every capacity. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 *Dr. Frankel develops excellent patient/doctor rapport. He is one of my favorite doctors and I have given his name to a friend who needs a pulmonologist. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Dr. Frankel and Dr. Amos are the best! They speak in my terms and don't rush thru the appointment until I have all my questions answered. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 *Dr. Frankel excels at making a complex diagnosis understandable. Excellent care. show more National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 *Dr. Frankel is the best! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Always discussions about what my symptoms are and how we will go about treating them. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 I really like this Doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2021 Care provider comes up with unique ways to talk to me so I understand everything. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2021 I've known Dr Frankel since 2015. He speaks to you in layman's terms so you fully understand. He's patient, kind and with a sense of humor. He shows respect and no question is a dum question as he listens. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Excellent National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Dr. Frankel has always taken the time to fully answer any of my questions. I like to be educated about my options and he clearly goes through alternatives and explanations with me. I have always felt any concerns I had were thoroughly addressed. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 *Dr. Frankel is the absolute best!!! Give him a raise!! National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 I have been with Dr. Frankel for 18 years, he has pulled me through some rough times. There is NO one I would trust more!!!!