Michael D. Schwartz, MD, FACP, FCCM, FCCP

Michael D. Schwartz
Medical Director
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Section of Critical Care Medicine
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016 (9th year)
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor (9th year)
  • 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. Michael Schwartz works in the General Pulmonary Clinic at National Jewish Health. He is the Director of the National Jewish Health Transtracheal Oxygen Program, and, as such, serves to evaluate and manage patients for whom transtracheal oxygen may be a good option for their long term oxygen therapy. Patients with COPD, emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and a variety of other chest disorders may be good candidates for transtracheal oxygen.

    Education

    Education
    University of California, Los Angeles, MD
    Residency
    University of Colorado Denver, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine
    University of Colorado Denver, Resident, Internal Medicine
    Fellowship
    University of Colorado Denver, Research Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    University of Colorado Denver, Clinical Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Awards & Recognition

    2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
    2011: Peak Performers Award, Intensive Care Medicine, Rocky Mountain Medicine Symposium
    2011: Top Doctor, Critical Care Medicine, 5280 Magazine
    2010: Top Doctor, Critical Care Medicine, 5280 Magazine
    2009: Top Doctor, Critical Care Medicine, 5280 Magazine
    2008: Top Doctor, Critical Care Medicine, 5280 Magazine

    Board Certification

    Diplomate, Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine Certified January 1996; Recertified November 2005
    Diplomate, Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine Certified January 1995; Recertified November 2004
    Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine Certified September 1990; Recertified September 2000
    National Boards – Parts I, II, II completed in March
    1988

    Elective Certification:
    Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provides, Recertified August 2007
    Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Recertified August 2007
    Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Instructor, Certified April 2007
    Hyperbaric Medicine, Certified November 1997
    Advanced Trauma Life Support

    Professional Memberships

    Member, Society of Hospital Medicine
    Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine
    Fellow, American College of Physicians
    Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
    Member, American Thoracic Society
    Member, Denver Medical Society
    Member, Colorado Medical Society

    Publications

    Schwartz MD, Christopher KL. Transtracheal Oxygen Therapy. Topics in Practice Management. CHEST 2011;139:435-440.

    Schwartz MD, Make B. Long Term Oxygen Treatment: Whatever Happened to Transtracheal Oxygen? COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2009; 6:1-3.

    Schwartz MD, Christopher KL. Transtracheal Oxygen Therapy. In: UpToDate. Rose, BD (Ed), Walthman, MA, 2007.

    Hospital Affiliations

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

    Teaching & Professional Positions

    2006-Present: Associate Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health
    2006-Present: Medical Staff, Active Status, Rose Medical Center
    2007-Present: Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit, National Jewish/Rose Medical Center ICU
    1997-2006: Medical Staff, Active Status, North Colorado Medical Center (Greeley, CO)
    1997-2006: Medical Director, Department of Respiratory Care, North Colorado Medical Center (Greeley, CO)
    1999-2006: Medical Director, Respiratory Special Care Unit, North Colorado Medical Center (Greeley, CO)
    1996-1997: Medical Staff, Active Status, St. Anthony Hospital System (Denver, CO)
    1996-1997: Medical Staff, Active Status, North Suburban Medical Center (Denver, CO)
    1994-1996: Assistant Director, University Hospital Chest Clinic, University of Colorado Denver
    1994-1996: Instructor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver
    1994-1996: Assistant Chief of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver
    1992-1995: Associate Member, Medical Staff, St. Anthony Hospital System (Denver, CO)

    Contact Information

    • Office: 877.225.5654
    • Email: SchwartzM@njhealth.org

     

    Locations

    • 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.
     

    Friendliness
    4.9

    Recommended to others
    5

    Explanation of problem/condition
    4.9

    Shows concerns for your questions
    4.9

    Includes you in decisions
    4.9

    Spoke using clear language
    4.9

    Amount of time spent with you
    5

    Confidence in your doctor
    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
    Commented earlier about how impressed I am with Dr. Schwartz. He's truly professional and personable.