Mark Wurfel, M.D., Ph.D. is a board certified physician at the Chest Clinic at Harborview. He is the UW’s David J. Pierson, M.D., Endowed Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and a UW professor of Medicine and Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
In his approach to patients Dr. Wurfel makes every effort to tailor his evaluation and management plan to each individual. He feels strongly that advanced technology is no substitute for communication, collaboration and understanding.
Dr. Wurfel earned his M.D. from Cornell and his Ph.D. from Rockefeller University in New York. He is board certified in both Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. His research interests focus on patient factors leading to increased risk for organ failure during critical illness. He studies genetic factors that alter patients' risk of lung and kidney failure in intensive care.
In his free time Dr. Wurfel enjoys care of the underserved, trail running, skiing and time with his family.