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Christian S. Kuhr, MD, FACS
Christian S. Kuhr, MD, FACS
Would recommend provider
4.9 out of 5 stars

58 Patient Ratings

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Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Transplant Center
Cancer Institute (Oncology)

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6772

Urology, Laparoscopic procedures, Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation

Board Certifications
Diplomate, American Board of Urology

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2007

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
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.8 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
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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April 2017
Ready like Dr. Kuhr, intelligent concern about me, explain very well my treatment and expectations. I had three appointments; Dr. Kuhr, Dr. Suttens and today. Love them all!!!

March 2017
Dr. Kuhr is the best!!!

March 2017
Dr. Kuhr was outstanding - many other practitioners @ VM could learn from his example.

February 2017
Dr. Kuhr was terrific. Apparently, he looked at my case the day before! And so when he saw me, he was very familiar with my situation.

January 2017
Loved him.

January 2017
Dr. Kuhr goes the extra mile to be clear, drawing body part affected, showing test results WITH history of tests, etc.

January 2017
Dr.Kuhr is exceptional in his ability to make me feel as if I am his only concern for the entire day.

December 2016
Dr. Kuhr has my total respect. He made 2 extensive phone calls to me at my home prior and answered all my questions.

October 2016
Dr. Kuhr saw me after I had experienced a great deal of frustration. He was calming & made me feel like he cared & he wanted to listen.

September 2016
SO appreciated the care I received from Kuhr!

September 2016
Dr. Kuhr is absolutely wonderful. I came from Tacoma to see him specifically because i have had serious operation with him in the past and I trust him completely. He´s a super dr. and a really nice man!

September 2016
Wonderful & very professional care.

September 2016
Dr.Kuhr was a source of great confidence, reassurance and encouragement. He spoke in a manner that was clear, concise, and edifying.

July 2016
Dr. Christian Kuhr is an excellent doctor. He makes me feel comfortable with my choices and, the medical decisions. It is difficult to get to Virginia Mason, but I will gladly do it to see Dr. Kuhr!

July 2016
Dr. Kuhr is exceptionally good at (1). Explaining things, and (2). Making the patient feel they are his only interest. He stands out from others in these regards. A

July 2016
Excellent care.

June 2016
Dr. Kuhr is a wonderful person. Easy to talk with, caring. Explains results very well. Not just another doctor but a concerned friend.

June 2016
Dr. Kuhr is courteous, empathetic and appears to be thorough. I have confidence in him and would not hesitate to recommend him. He is both professional and personable. I hope he continues to be my doctor.

May 2016

March 2016
1st visit to see this DR. but I felt like he knew me. He is a 1st rate DR.

February 2016
Dr. Kuhr is a very kind and compassionate phys.

February 2016
Dr. Kuhr is very professional and puts his patients at ease quickly.

January 2016
Highly recommend Dr. Kuhr.

November 2015
I have a very high regard and respect for Dr. Kuhr.

September 2015
Dr. Kuhr made sure I understood everything including reassuring me about the possible complications.

September 2015
Very patient friendly & understandable.

September 2015
Provider very good but because of medical issue, I will obtain a second opinion (possibly malignancy) for mass on left kidney.

August 2015
Dr. Kuhr is exceptional. I truly felt I was his only concern. Explanatiions were clear and concise.

August 2015
I was late due to traffic, and they held the appointment for me. I live 70 miles south of Seattle. Very much appreciated.

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Special Interest(s)
kidney and pancreas transplantation and laparoscopic and kidney cancer surgery
Dr. Kuhr's lab focuses on the mechanism of immune tolerance as they relate to organ transplantation and cancer treatment.

Carroll College, Helena, Mont., 1984
University of Washington, Seattle, 1988

General Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, 1989

General Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, 1990
Urology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, 1994

Transplant Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, 1996

Personal Information
When not caring for patients or in the laboratory, Dr. Kuhr enjoys spending time with his wife, two children and dog, hiking, climbing, skiing, cycling and running. He also enjoys the outdoors, travel and music.

On Patients
"I believe treating illness and disease demands a cooperative and reciprocal relationship between the physician and the patient. Establishing this bond allows for the confidence necessary to reach the optimal outcomes for which we strive. As a physician, I consider it a privilege to have a role in this process."

On Specialty
"Transplantation defines 'where science meets medicine.' Research advances are rapidly translated to the clinical care of patients who receive organ transplants and this has led to extensions in both graft and patient survival. It will be through these ongoing efforts that renal failure and diabetes will ultimately become curable diseases."

On Virginia Mason
"Virginia Mason's focus on optimizing patient care while maintaining an academic underpinning, emphasizing both research and teaching, provides a unique environment for both patients and physicians. Patients receive the finest medical care and we physicians are stimulated to contribute to the progress in medicine."

Professional Activities and Awards
Fellow, American College of Surgeons Dr. Kuhr is part of Benaroya Research Institute, a clinical associate professor of surgery and urology at University of Washington and affiliate in research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Metropolitan and Seattle Magazine in 2009 and by Seattle Met in 2010.

Curriculum Vitae
Christian S. Kuhr, MD, FACS - Curriculum Vitae