Barry J. Make
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor
  • America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd.
  • Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc.
  • Best Doctors in America® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • Education

    Jefferson Medical College, MD
    Pennsylvania State University, BS
    University of Michigan Medical Center, Internal Medicine
    Boston University Medical Center, Pulmonary Medicine
    University of West Virginia Medical Center, Pulmonary Medicine

    Awards & Recognition

    2013 and 2015: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
    Editor, Journal of the COPD Foundation

    Board Certification

    Internal Medicine
    Critical Care Medicine

    Professional Memberships

    American Thoracic Society
    American College of Chest Physicians (Fellow)
    AACVPR (Fellow)


    Ries A, Make, BJ, Reilly, J. Pulmonary rehabilitation in emphysema. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2008; 5:524-529.

    Washko GR, Criner GJ, Mohsenifar Z, Sclurba FC, Sharafkhaneh A, Make BJ, Hoffman EA, Reilly, JJ. Computed tomographic-based quantification of emphysema and correlation to pulmonary function and mechanics. COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2008;5:177-186.

    Make B, Martinez F. Assessment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2008:5:884-890.

    McGhan R, Radcliff T, Fish R, Sutherland ER, Welsh C, Make B. Predictors of rehospitalization and death after a severe exacerbation of COPD. Chest 2007; 132: 1748-1755.

    Make BJ. How can we assess outcomes of clinical trials: The MCID approach. COPD 2007; 4(3): 191-194.

    Hospital Affiliations

    • University of Colorado Hospital

    Academic Affiliations

    Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

    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.

    Contact Information

    • Office: 877.225.5654



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

    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.


    Recommended to others

    Explanation of problem/condition

    Shows concerns for your questions

    Includes you in decisions

    Spoke using clear language

    Amount of time spent with you

    Confidence in your doctor


    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, 2016
    Good. Have given *Dr. Make's name to several people.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Barry Make is a huge asset to NJH in my opinion.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Good because I keep coming back

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    I had a bad experience with Dr. Make. He doesn't know how to truly do "shared decision making" with a patient. He told me I wouldn't like the tests he was ordering, but I would do them anyways. When I asked, "Aren't we going to discuss them?" his answer was, "Oh, we can discuss them, but then you'll do them!" I found his manner and tone disrespectful. I am seriously considering not doing what he ordered because I wasn't part of the process of decision making.

    National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
    Overall was good.