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

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

Specialties and Expertise

Critical care medicine, Neurotrauma, Palliative Care, Primary Care - Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease


Lung Care and Lung Transplantation Services




Primary Location

Chest Clinic at Harborview

410 9th Ave., 7th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


J. Randall Curtis, M.D., M.P.H., is director of the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence at UW Medicine, and the A. Bruce Montgomery-American Lung Association Endowed Chair in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Curtis is an expert in critical care, palliative care and pulmonary medicine. He provides care to critically ill patients in intensive units and patients with lung disease problems at the Chest Clinic.

Dr. Curtis earned his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his internship, residency and a fellowship in pulmonary/critical care medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle. During his fellowship, he also completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program.

Dr. Curtis’ clinical research interests include palliative care; patient-clinician and family-clinician communications; and critical care.

Dr. Curtis is a professor of medicine in the UW Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Personal Interests

In addition to caring for his patients, Dr. Curtis enjoys bicycling, kayaking, skiing and stand-up paddle-boarding.


Johns Hopkins School of MedicineMedical education1988


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineCritical Care Medicine1997
American Board of Internal MedicinePulmonary Disease1996
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