Elaine M K Schwartz, MD, FCCP

Elaine M K Schwartz
Associate Professor
Medical Director, National Jewish Critical Care Service at Rose Medical Center
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Section of Critical Care 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.
  • Special Interests

    Dr. Elaine Klinge Schwartz is a clinician at National Jewish Health who works in the General Pulmonary Clinic and on the National Jewish inpatient service in the Rose Medical Center Critical Care Unit, where she is also the Medical Director. She sees patients  for a variety of pulmonary disorders and following hospital discharge after their acute critical illness and respiratory failure.  She is also part of the the transtracheal oxygen program, where she evaluates and manages patients with chronic respiratory failure for whom transtracheal oxygen may be a good alternative for long term therapy.


    New York Medical College, MD
    University of Colorado Denver,
    University of Colorado Denver,
    University of Colorado Denver,

    Awards & Recognition

    New York Medical College Trustee Scholarship
    2002-2006: Chair, Department of Medicine and Quality Improvement at North Colorado Medical Center

    Board Certification

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine

    Professional Memberships


    Hospital Affiliations

    • Rose Medical Center
    • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver
    • Swedish Medical Center

    Academic Affiliations

    Actively involved with the education and teaching of Residents in the Department of Medicine and Fellows in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

    Teaching & Professional Positions

    Associate Professor of Medicine

    Contact Information

    • Office: 877.225.5654



    • 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.


    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 PatientMay, 2016
    I have an advanced clinical - non - MD - degree - I wish I could vote her in _____ Magazine's "Best of the Best" MD's - She'd get my vote every time. Super doc!

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Always a very good experience with *Dr. Elaine Schwartz.

    National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
    Exceptional doctor that cares and listens.