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Steven H. Kirtland, MD
Pulmonary Medicine
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests
interventional and diagnostic bronchoscopy, lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, COPD, sarcoidosis and pulmonary infections. He also practices Hyperbaric and Sleep Medicine.
Personal Information
Outside his practice, Dr. Kirtland enjoys skiing, athletics and spending time with his family.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
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
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of California, San Diego, 1986
Internship
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1987
Residency
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1987-1989 Chief Medical Resident, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1989-1990
Fellowships
Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Washington and Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1991-1994
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.
Patient Ratings and Comments
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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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July 2018
Dr. Kirtland is an amazing doctor. very thorough. I can always count on his expertise.
May 2018
*Dr. Kirtland always takes time to answer my questions, in the office & on the phone.
May 2018
#9. EXCELLENT.
May 2018
I have recommended *Dr. Kirtland to several.
April 2018
Dr Kirkland was great!
April 2018
When my husband was dx with lung cancer, I insisted that he would see *Dr. Kirtland and he did. I trust *Dr. Kirtland more than any other dr. I see at VM.
April 2018
*Dr. Kirtland is excellent.
March 2018
I have an excellent and lengthy relationship with Dr. Kirtland.
March 2018
Dr. Kirtland is very competent and personable. He gets my jokes and makes a potentially stressful visit informative and fun!
March 2018
I felt Dr. Kirtland was very thorough and was very generous with his time to explain the entire procedure as well as to go over her CT scans and explain what they reflected and what the procedure would do.
March 2018
Great doctor. Have great deal of respect and appreciation for a doctor dealing with a difficult patient.
March 2018
Great confidence in OR Kirtland!
March 2018
Dr. Kirtland is one of the best doctors I see at VM thoughtful & knowledgeable.
February 2018
Dr. Kirtland is an outstanding doctor.
February 2018
Dr. Kirtland is most knowledgeable, caring, yet friendly doctor that I see at VM.
January 2018
He´s the best. Feel very comfortable with him.
January 2018
I couldn´t say enough good things about Dr Kirtland. I think I´m way down on his list of worrisome cases, yet he listens, figures things out, and so much helps me to get better. It doesn´t hurt that he´s funny and kind. and much as I hate being sick, I´m never sorry to see him.
January 2018
I am very pleased with my experience at Virginia Mason Hospital.
January 2018
He was on time! A big plus. -
December 2017
I come from a family of doctors & I don´t like going to them! Dr. Kirtland was delightful - friendly, good humor, listened well.
December 2017
Great patient - doc relationship with Dr. Kirtland for years. Trust his care and know if I had a serious problem (which I´ve never had to date), some how staff would quickly set up an appt. to see Dr. Kirtland.
December 2017
Dr. Kirtland is very knowledgeable and compassionate.
December 2017
Very professional.
November 2017
Dr. Kirtland is very good. He´s easy to talk to, answers questions I have and has a great sense of humor. He puts one at ease. 5. I wasn´t happy about taking this med. It has bad side effects.
November 2017
I find Dr Kirtland to be a very knowledgeable and caring professional.
November 2017
Appreciate his taking the time to go over all my Evergreen Hospital records. Time consuming.
November 2017
Dr Kirtland is a prime example of what genuine patient relationship should mean for all in the medical field
October 2017
Steve Kirtland is an outstanding provider. I have total confidence in everything done for me.
October 2017
I have seen Dr. Kirtland for many years & have every confidence in him. He is a great doctor. I also love his sense of humor & chatting about non-medical things.
October 2017
Very, very good.
September 2017
very pleased with my doctor
September 2017
I have worked with Dr. Kirtland for 11 years. Together we manage my chronic lung disease. I truly feel I am a full partner in this process and that treatment decisions are made considering my total life style needs and desires.
September 2017
Dr. Kirtland has a wonderful way of connecting with his patients and helping them make the best medical decision for them. He is compassionate about his patients and passionate about his specialty in medicine. I couldn´t ask for a better doctor!
July 2017
First rate team - Dr. Kirtland, the best!
June 2017
Dr. Kirtland is the best! He is easy to talk to; treats my questions with respect; and gives me the information I need to proceed with my care.
June 2017
Dr. Kirtland is outstanding in every way. I feel totally cared for - medically, emotionally and personally -
June 2017
Excellent doctor.
May 2017
This was my 1st time meeting Dr. Kirtland. I was/am very impressed with his knowledge, concern. I trust him with my care.
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.