Yosafe Wakwaya
Yosafe Wakwaya, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Wakwaya is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine

Special Interests

My clinical interest includes the entire breadth of pulmonary and critical care medicine. I also have a particular interest in evaluating and caring for patients with any pulmonary interstitial lung disease (ILD). My research has focused on the abnormally high prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) in an attempt to better define the relationship between the two and potentially lead to new treatment strategies for patients with IPF.

Education

Education
University of Missouri-Kansas City -School of Medicine, BA in Biology & MD
Internships
Washington Unversity & Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Internal Medicine
Residency
Washington Unversity & Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
University of Colorado Denver, Pulmonary and Critical Care

Board Certification

2016: Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships

2019: American Thoracic Society
2019: American College of Chest Physicians     

Publications

Wakwaya, Yosafe, and Kevin K. Brown. “Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Outcomes.” The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 2019, doi:10.1016/j.amjms.2019.02.013.

Deepa Ramaurdai,Yosafe Wakwaya,Bridget  Graney, Marjorie  George, Amy Olson, Jeffrey Swigris “Therapeutics (Rx, Rehabilitation, O2, Tx, and Treating Comorbidities: OSA, GERD, PH).” Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, 1st ed., Elsevier, 2018, pp. 113–127   

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

 

Locations

  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

Patient Ratings

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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
4.7

Friendliness
4.9

Spoke using clear language
4.8

Provider explained things clearly
4.6

Amount of time spent with you
4.8

Provider included you in decisions
4.6

Confidence in your doctor
4.8

Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.7
 

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 PatientJune, 2020
*Dr. Wakwaya in my opinion of what a dr. should be. I worked with drs. for 15 years and know when a physician really cares. After just a few minutes with him, I knew he would find out what was wrong and go from there.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
Always a good experience

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
Felt for the first time I could find out what was going on with my health issues.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2020
Excellent experience on every level. I am actually feel like I am being heard for the first time in a very long time. Thank you!

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2020
I was very grateful to be seen by *Dr. Wakwaya. He was very kind, concerned, and thorough. Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, I was thankful he was willing to take my case and I am fortunate to be under his care.

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2020
Like him a lot as a caregiver.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
I felt that Dr. Wakwaya was very good, very courteous and very professional. I think the only difference could have been explaining each of the tests and the reasoning behind the tests (recognizing that takes time). I think explanations for the testing coming from the primary provider would have been beneficial. No treatment was proposed at this time [PHI].

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
I think he is outstanding!

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
Really Good

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2020
He told us about all of our options and even invited a family (by phone) in our decision making process.

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