Barry J. Make, MD

Barry J. Make, MD

Co-Director, COPD Program and Professor of Medicine

National Jewish Health

Barry Make, MD, is Co-Director of the COPD Program and Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Respiratory Care at National Jewish Health. He is also a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Dr. Make's primary interest is clinical research relating to the management and outcomes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He also sees adult outpatients with COPD and related pulmonary disorders at National Jewish Health. He has been recognized as one of the Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in the United States for the past 12 years.

His publications include over 200 articles, books, and book chapters. In 2012, he was an author of 12 peer-reviewed papers on COPD and pulmonary medicine. He has also created audiovisual and other educational materials for the professional community and patients. He regularly lectures internationally on COPD.

Dr. Make is currently an investigator on three grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: Genetic Epidemiology of COPD (Clinical Center Director, member of Steering Committee and multiple other committees); COPD Case-Finding Study; and Beta Blockers in COPD. He also has an interest in patient education and is principle investigator of a grant to define education phenotypes in patients with COPD. Dr. Make is Editor of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation.

In addition to clinical research and clinical practice, Dr. Make is an active member of the professional community. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of the American Thoracic Society, American Association for Respiratory Care and the Colorado Trudeau Society.

He received a Bachelor of Science (cum laude) from Pennsylvania State University and medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He was an intern in medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a resident in internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Dr. Make completed fellowships in Pulmonary Medicine at the Boston University and University of West Virginia Medical Centers.

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