James K. O'Brien, MD, FACP, FCCP

James K. O'Brien
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

    Clinical research and teaching interests are in COPD, alpa-1-antitrypsin deficiency, asthma, critical care, and practical medical ethics.

    Education

    Awards & Recognition

    Former visiting scholar at the Penn Center for Bioethics, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine (ABSM)

    Professional Memberships

    Fellow in the American College of Physicians, Fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians, and member of American Thoracic Society         

    Hospital Affiliations

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

    Contact Information

    • Office: 303.398.1521
    • Email: obrienj@njhealth.org

     

    Locations

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

    • 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.
     

    Friendliness
    4.6

    Recommended to others
    4.5

    Explanation of problem/condition
    4.5

    Shows concerns for your questions
    4.6

    Includes you in decisions
    4.5

    Spoke using clear language
    4.6

    Amount of time spent with you
    4.4

    Confidence in your doctor
    4.5
     

    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 PatientMay, 2016
    once again dr Obrian worked the hardest to find out what was wrong and fix it. I am forever grateful

    National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2016
    Very persistent in opinion, _____ I heard it as helpful.