Joshua O. Benditt M.D. Accepting new patients

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Critical care medicine, Primary care - internal medicine, Pulmonary and respiratory disease care


English, Italian


Joshua Benditt, M.D., is a board certified physician and UWMC’s medical director of Respiratory Services and a UW professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and an adjunct professor of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Dr. Benditt sees all types of respiratory patients and is internationally known for caring for those with respiratory weakness requiring non-invasive ventilation support. He has a great passion for these patients and is one of a small number of physicians specializing in this area.

Dr. Benditt earned his M.D. at the UW. He has been the chair of the American College of Physicians Home Care Network and has served on the Board of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association Washington Chapter. He was lead investigator for the National Emphysema Treatment Trial study. He has written numerous articles on the care of breathing-challenged patients with neuromuscular disease.

Personal Interests

When he is not taking care of patients, Dr. Benditt loves to spend time in his pottery studio.  He has been a potter since high school and loves the meditative quality of throwing pots on the wheel. He has a show once a year to raise money for patients afflicted with neuromuscular breathing failure.
General pulmonary at UW Medical Center

General Pulmonary Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98195


6 minute walk testing, Arterial blood gases, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), High altitude simulation testing

Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure Clinic at UWMC

Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195


Multiple sclerosis, Neuromuscular diseases, Pulmonary and respiratory disease care, Spinal cord injury (SCI)

Bronchoscopy Suite at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific Street, 3rd Floor, Surgical Pavilion Room 3104C Seattle, WA 98195


Biopsy (fine needle aspiration), Bronchoalveolar lavage, Endobronchial biopsy, Endobronchial ultrasound

Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine

Medical education, 1982

Boston University School of Medicine

Fellowship, Medicine

VA Med Center - Boston


VA Med Center - Boston

Internship, Medicine

VA Med Center - Boston

Residency, Medicine


Board Certifications
  • Critical Care Med. (Int Med), 1989, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease, 1988, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, 1986, American Board of Internal Medicine