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Steven H. Kirtland, MD
Steven H. Kirtland, MD
Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars

143 Patient Ratings

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Pulmonary Medicine
Lung Cancer
Hyperbaric Medicine

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center
Virginia Mason Issaquah Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6622
Issaquah Medical Center  (206) 223-6622

Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine, Lung Cancer, ALS

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Pulmonary Disease, Subspecialty in Critical Care Medicine
American Board of Sleep Medicine
American Board of Preventive Medicine, Subspecialty in Hyperbaric Medicine

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1995

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.7 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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May 2017
Dr. Kirtland took great care in explaining my situation and CT results. He was easy to understand and took ample time - being sure I understood everything.. Great experience

May 2017
Dr.Kirtland is an absolute professional.

April 2017
Kirtland is one of the Best Doctors I´ve EVER had! TALENTED with a very good personality.!

March 2017
Couldn´t be better.

March 2017
Dr. Kirtland was fantastic. he provided great insight, encouragement, advice and knowledge about my health.

March 2017
The doctors were very courteous & friendly & very thorough and explained things to me so that I could understand. They took there time & made me feel confident about what they were telling me. I would highly recommend the doctors that took care of me.

March 2017
dr. Kirtland is one of your most dedicated doctors. He has been very helpful in treating my medical problem. I appreciate all that he does for me.

February 2017
Dr. Kirtland is a superior credit to the medical profession in every way. He has kept me thriving long past my "use by" date!

February 2017
Dr. Kirtland has provided excellent care for me for many years. I wouldn´t want to go to anyone else.

February 2017
Since we had a lot of snow, Dr. Kirtland had his office call me to see if I would be able to come in knowing that I live in Federal Way. Dr. Kirtland is a very caring, supportive and giving doctor, I would recommend him to anyone.

February 2017
Dr. Kirtland has consistently provided great care to me!

February 2017
Dr. Kirtland´s been my physician for decades & his demeanor wasn´t changed in all that time - - he listens, asks questions, thoroughly explains results of any labs or x-rays. he´d requested, very personable & caring. He´s the only reason I´ll drive into Seattle (WA.)... traffic is a mess, Seattle is a mess. Hope he NEVER RETIRES!

January 2017
All my appointments have went extremely well. I haven´t ever left wondering. They show and explain everything. My doctor has been really excellent about walking me through my pictures.

December 2016
dr kirtland has provided me with the most attentive care through out the years. Throughout our appointed time togather, i have always felt he listens to my concerns, and attempts to educate, and help me to understand my specific needs. I have great faith in his skills and knowledge. I appreciate his finese to which he has honed his skills, and his wisdom.

December 2016
Dr. Kirtland´s expert knowledge and genuine care is greatly appreciated. I feel confident in his suggestions and in his treatment plan.

December 2016
Dr. Kirtland is without a doubt, the best doctor I have had the privilege to have care for me in all my years of coming to Virginia Mason!

December 2016
My visit with Dr. Kirtland, as usual, was and is superb!

December 2016
Steven Kirtland is always skilled thorough compassionate and has a healing manner and sense of humor.

November 2016
I have an awesome health team at Virginia Mason.

October 2016
Dr. Kirtland & staff explains all my medical problems to me, where I can understand, what´s going on.

August 2016
I see many doctors at VM and Dr. Kirtland is by far the best at really listening to you and sharing his understanding of what´s going on with your health. He is very friendly and always finds time to answer all your questions. I have great confidence in his ability to treat my medical condition as best as he can. I would give him my highest recommendation.

August 2016
Dr. Kirtland took time to explain what had happened & what needed to be done. He followed up closely to make certain all well.

August 2016
Dr Kirtland is one of your best doctors. Easy communication and very knowledgeable based on his experiences.

June 2016
Dr. Kirtland is the best provider I have ever had & the time frame is almost 69 years.

June 2016
Dr. Kirtland is a very find doctor. I trust him completely. He is just great & thorough & very friendly. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

June 2016
Dr. Kirtland is so genuine in his care and concern for me. He is always willing to return calls and emails when needed. He communicates well with other doctors to manage my complex health care issues.

May 2016
Courteous and competent.

May 2016
I appreciated Dr. Kirtland´s thoroughness - questioning, getting at the causes/seeking results, ordering tests, reviewing, and sharing test results.

May 2016
He´s great - He listens & understands what I want.

April 2016
Listens very well. Thoughtful responses.

March 2016
I was able to get a definite shower on what to do to remedy my issue in one visit. I am THRILLED.

February 2016
Dr. Kirtland is the best physician anyone could hope for -

January 2016
Dr. Kirtland is a great detective.

January 2016
To me, developing asthma is very complicated and I still have questions, but I feel I can call - Dr. Kirtland´s office any time to have them answered. He gave me a plan which is a HUGE relief!!

January 2016
My provider is wonderful and cares or I wouldn´t be their patient!!

December 2015
I found out he had done a good job after reviewing the medical recorders & given to a second opinion doctor.

September 2015
Have had a phone call to the dr. in for days waiting to find out the results.

August 2015
DR. KIRTLAND wanted 1 more scan after our appt./quickly set up/Dr. K. called me @ home AFTER 6 P.M. w/results.

July 2015
Doctor hasn´t called - Do I have scar tissue? Were is my prescription?

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Special Interest(s)
interventional and diagnostic bronchoscopy, lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, COPD, sarcoidosis and pulmonary infections. He also practices Hyperbaric and Sleep Medicine.

University of California, San Diego, 1986

Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1987

Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1987-1989
Chief Medical Resident, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1989-1990

Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Washington and Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1991-1994

Personal Information
Outside his practice, Dr. Kirtland enjoys skiing, athletics and spending time with his family.

Professional Activities and Awards
Chief of Staff, VM Hospital Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program Director, Bronchoscopy Services Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Metropolitan and Seattle Magazine in 2009. Voted one of Seattleā€™s Top Doctors by Seattle Met magazine in 2010.