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Ian Smith, MD
Ian Smith, MD
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Pulmonary Medicine

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6622

Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, Specialty in Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Pulmonary Disease and Subspecialty in Critical Care Medicine

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2006

Special Interest(s)
Patient-centered care, respiratory failure, sepsis and pulmonary diseases.

Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 1999

Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2000

Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002

Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Washington, Seattle, 2006

Personal Information
Dr. Smith enjoys spending family time with his wife and two young boys. He likes to read and compete in sports.

On Patients
"I use careful listening to form effective partnerships with my patients. I treat my patients’ problems in an evidence-based, patient-centered fashion. I try to help my patients navigate the complexities of the health system by being their strongest advocate."

On Specialty
Pulmonary Medicine: "The lung is a fascinating organ that is involved in a myriad of disease processes. I find pulmonary medicine very challenging and rewarding—we have many ways to improve the lives of patients with pulmonary disease."
Critical Care: "We have made progress in improving survival rates of our patients, now we need to improve the experience of being in the ICU for patients and their families, and learn to better prevent complications that can come with being critically ill."

On Virginia Mason
"I feel fortunate to work in an environment of continuous improvement with such outstanding nurses, respiratory therapists, doctors and other members of our care team."

Professional Activities and Awards
Seattle Top Doctor in Pulmonary and Critical Medicine multiple times in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as well as Seattle Magazine.
Virginia Mason Internal Medicine teacher of the year twice.

Curriculum Vitae
Ian Smith, MD - Curriculum Vitae