Joshua O. Benditt, MD


Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Director, Respiratory Care Services

Contact Information

University of Washington Medical Center
1959 N.E. Pacific, Campus Box 356522
Seattle, WA 98195-6522

Clinician-Educator Web Page
Academic Office: (206) 543-3166
Fax: (206) 685-8673
Clinic Appointments: (206) 598-4615

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Education and Training

Internship in Internal Medicine completed at Boston University, Boston, MA, 1983.

Residency in Internal Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1985.

Chief Medical Resident at Boston VA Medical Center, Boston, MA, 1985-1986.

Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1990.

ACLS certified

Research Interests

I am interested in research designed at improving the care of patients with neuromuscular respiratory failure.  These include patients with muscular dystrophy, ALS, spinal cord injury as well as a variety of other disorders.  I am particularly interested in advancing the frontier of noninvasive ventilation for these patients to improve quality and length of life.

Representative Publications

Benditt JO, Smith TC, Tonelli MR. Empowering the Individual with ALS at the end-of-life: disease-specific advanced care planning. Muscle and Nerve 2001; 24:1706-1709.

Mitsumoto H, Bromber, M,Johnston W, Tandan R, Byock I, Lyon M, Miller RG, Appel SH, Benditt,JO, Bernat JL, Borasio GD, Carver AC, Clawson L, Del Bene ML, Kasarskis EJ, LeGrand SB, Mandler R, McCarthy J, Munsat T, Newman D, Sufit RL Versenyi A. Promoting excellence in end-of-life care in ALS. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Other Motor Neuron Disord. Sep 2005;6(3):145-154.

Boitano, L. J. and J. O. Benditt (2005). "An evaluation of home volume ventilators that support open-circuit mouthpiece ventilation." Respir Care 50(11): 1457-61.

Benditt, JO.  The Neurorespiratory System.  Respir Care, 2006.
Benditt JO.  24 hour Noninvasive Ventilation.  Possible, ? Desireable.  Respir Care. 2006


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