Mark M. Wurfel M.D., Ph.D. Accepting new patients

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




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.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Wurfel enjoys care of the underserved, trail running, skiing and time with his family.
Chest Clinic at Harborview

Chest Clinic at Harborview

410 9th Ave., 7th Floor N Seattle, WA 98104


Pulmonary and respiratory disease care

UW - Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care

Fellowship, 2003, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

UW - Division of General Internal Medicine

Residency, 2000, Internal Medicine

UW - Division of General Internal Medicine

Internship, 1998, Internal Medicine

Cornell University Medical College

Medical education, 1997

The Rockefeller University

Ph.D, 1995


Board Certifications
  • Critical Care Medicine, 2004, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2003, American Board of Internal Medicine