Barry Make, MD

Barry Make, MD, is Co-Director of the COPD Program and Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and Respiratory Care, and Chair of the Faculty Appointment, Promotion and Periodic Evaluation Committee at National Jewish Health. He is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Make's primary interest is clinical research on the management and outcomes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Make 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 US for the past 14 years and received the Sreedhar Nair Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Thoracic Society. In 2019, Dr. Make presented the Tom Petty Memorial Lecture and received the Tom Petty Home Respiratory Care Award from the American Association for Respiratory Care. He received a Thomas L. Petty Distinguished Pulmonary Scholar Award from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Dr. Make’s publications include over 300 articles, book chapters, and other materials. He has created audiovisual and educational materials for the professional community and patients. He regularly lectures internationally on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 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, American College of Physicians and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, and the Colorado Trudeau Society. Dr. Make is currently an Investigator on several grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Department of Defense, and the American Lung Association including Genetic Epidemiology of COPD, Losartan Effects on Emphysema Progression, Intervention Study in Overweight Patients with COPD, Chronic Refractory Cough Cohort Study, Lung Health Cohort, and Validating A Unique COPD Screening Tool in Primary Care. Dr. Make is also the Associate Editor of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation. Dr. Make received his Bachelor of Science (cum laude) from Pennsylvania State University and his 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.