Ronina A. Covar
Associate Co-Director, The Cohen Family Asthma Institute
Head, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Consult Service
Associate Professor
Division of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
Best Doctors in America® 2015-2016 — Best Doctors, Inc.
Ronina A. Covar, MD, is a pediatric allergist and immunologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Covar is in the Division of Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology.

Special Interests

Clinical Interests

Evaluation and treatment of pediatric asthma, pulmonary function and quantitative imaging in asthma, steroid response and asthma outcomes and health care delivery in the community setting.

Research Interests

Clinical research in asthma, natural history of asthma and steroid response in asthma.


University of the Philippines College of Medicine, MD
University of the Philippines College of Medicine – Philippine General Hospital, Pediatrics
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Pediatrics
National Jewish Health/University of Colorado Denver,

Awards & Recognition

2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Allergy and Immunology

Professional Memberships



Federico MJ, Covar RA, Brown EE, Leung DY, Spahn JD. Racial differences in T-lymphocyte response to glucocorticoids. Chest. 2005 Feb;127(2):571-8.

Paull K, Covar RA, Jain N, Gelfand EW, Spahn JDDo NHLBI lung function criteria apply to children? A cross-sectional evaluation of childhood asthma at National Jewish Medical and Research Center, 1999-2002. Pediatr Pulmonol 2005 Feb.

Group. Progression of asthma measured by lung function in the Childhood Asthma Management Program. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004;170(3):234-41.

Covar RA, Spahn J, Murphy JR, Martin RJ, Silkoff P, Sundstrom DA, Szefler SJ. Safety and application of induced sputum analysis in childhood asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004;114(3):575-82.

Covar RA, Spahn JD. Treating the wheezing infant. Pediatr Clin North Am 2003, 50:631-654.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

Teaching & Professional Positions

Staff Physician at National Jewish Health;
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654
  • Fax: 303.270.2189



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

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