J. Randall Curtis M.D., M.P.H.

 J.  Randall Curtis M.D., M.P.H.

Bio

Dr. Curtis is the A. Bruce Montgomery-American Lung Association endowed chair in pulmonary and critical care medicine, UW professor of medicine and section…

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Patient Care Philosophy

The focus of my research and my clinical care is to match the care that we offer with the care that patients and their families wish to receive. I focus my attention on finding out who my patients are and what is important to them. My goal is to deliver the care that patients and their families truly want, after they are fully informed about the options and alternative approaches.

Personal Interests

Downhill skiing, bicycling, kayaking and traveling.

Clinical Interests

Clinical research into improving patient-family-clinician communication; pulmonary and critical care medicine; palliative medicine.

Research Interests

Communication between patients, their families and their clinicians including doctors, nurses and others.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Johns Hopkins School of MedicineMedical education1988
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineInternship
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineResidency
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineResidency
UW - Division of Pulmonary/Critical CareFellowship
UW - Robert Wood Johnson ScholarsFellowship

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1988

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Internal MedicineCritical Care Medicine1997
American Board of Internal MedicinePulmonary Disease1996
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine1992
Dr. Curtis is the A. Bruce Montgomery-American Lung Association endowed chair in pulmonary and critical care medicine, UW professor of medicine and section head for pulmonary and critical care medicine at Harborview Medical Center. He is also the director of the new UW Palliative Care Center of Excellence.

Dr. Curtis’s research focuses on improving palliative and end-of-life care for patients with critical illness and patients with chronic and life-limiting illnesses as well as patients’ families. He has an active research program with over 15 years of continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed research articles and more than 150 editorials and chapters. Dr. Curtis has been the recipient of several awards for his research and teaching including the Sojourns Award from the Cambia Health Foundation, the Roger C. Bone Award for Advances in End-of-Life Care from the American College of Chest Physicians, the Grenvik Family Award for Ethics from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Award for Excellence in Scientific Research in Palliative Care.

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