Ganesh Raghu M.D.

Ganesh Raghu M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Pulmonary Disease, Transplant Surgery


Lung Care and Lung Transplantation Services




General Pulmonary Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4615|Map It 

Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.0440|Map It 

Lung Transplantation Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.5668|Map It 


Dr. Raghu is a UW professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and director of the Interstitial Lung Disease/Sarcoid/Pulmonary Fibrosis Program. He is also medical director of the Lung Transplant Program and holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Laboratory Medicine.

He earned his medical degree from Mysore Medical College in India. After an internship there, he went to the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in Hartlepool, England, for a residency in general medicine and chest medicine. He then moved to Buffalo, N.Y., where he was chief medical resident at SUNY Buffalo. He came to the UW in 1983 for a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine and then also completed a fellowship in lung cell biology here before joining the faculty.

He is board-certified in internal medicine and critical care medicine.

Clinical Interests

Diagnosis and treatment of interstitial lung disease (ILD)

Diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

Significance of gastroesophagial reflux in the management of ILD and IPF

Role of HRCT and lung biopsy in IPF

Genetic predisposition to IPF and familial pulmonary fibrosis

Management of sarcoidosis

Outcome measures in IPF treatment

Lung transplantation: treatment of rejection, infection

Research Interests

Clinical trials on treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Basic science research on the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis, including human lung fibroblast heterogeneity and genetic susceptibility to pulmonary fibrosis

Univ. of Mysore Medical CollegeMedical education1974
Bangalore Univ. Medical College HospitalResidencyGeneral Medicine
Hartlepoole General HospitalResidencyGeneral Medicine
State Univ. of New York at BuffaloResidencyInternal Medicine
Univ. of Rochester SOMResidencyInternal Medicine
University of Mysore Medical CollegeInternship
UW - Dept. of MedicineFellowshipGeneral Medicine


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicinePulmonary Disease1990
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine1982
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