Andrew Luks, MD

Andrew Luks,MD

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information

Harborview Medical Center 9EH76.1
325 - 9th Avenue, Campus Box 359762
Seattle, WA 98104

Clinician-Educator Web Page
Academic Office: (206) 744-4161
Fax: (206) 744-8584

Links to Clerkship/Electives
Med 534: Wilderness Medicine
Med 536: Introduction to Critical Care Medicine
Med 610: Pulmonary Medicine Clerkship

Medeck 620:  Sub-Internship in Critical Care Medicine

Return to Faculty Directory

Education and Training

BA in Political Science and Economics, Duke University, Durham NC 1990.

MA in Political Science, Stanford University, Stanford CA 1993.

Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr PA 1995.

MD, San Diego School of Medicine, University of California, La Jolla CA  2000.

Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle WA  2000-2001.

Residency in Internal Medicine, University of  Washington, Seattle WA  2001-2003.

Chief Medical Resident, University of Washington / VA Medical Center, Seattle WA 2003-2004.

Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle WA  2004-2007.

Teaching Scholars Program, University of Washington, Seattle WA  2006-2007.

ACLS certified

Research and Teaching Interests

My primary research and writing interests are in the area of high altitude physiology and medicine and, in particular, the interaction between underlying medical diseases, such as COPD, and the high altitude environment.

In addition to my research and writing in this area, I devote a lot of time to the education of medical students, serving as Clerkship director for the 4th year medical student elective in pulmonary medicine and the sub-internship in critical care medicine, as well as a co-course chair in the division's Respiratory System course. I am the co-course director for the two second-year medical student elective courses, Introduction to Critical Care Medicine and Wilderness Medicine. I am also the program director for the Critical Care Medicine fellowship training program.

Representative Publications

Luks AM, Swenson ER. Travel to High Altitude With Preexisting Lung Disease European Respiratory Journal 2007 29(4): 770-772.

Luks AM, Swenson ER. Medication and dosage considerations in the prophylaxis and treatment of high altitude illness. Chest 2008. 133(3): 744-755.

Luks AM, Stout K, Swenson ER.Evaluating the safety of high-altitude travel in patients with adult congenital heart disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 May-Jun;5(3):220-32.

Luks AM, McIntosh SE, Grissom CK, Auerbach PS, Rodway GW, Schoene RB, Zafren K, Hackett PH; Wilderness Medical Society. Wilderness Medical Society consensus guidelines for the prevention and treatment of acute altitude illness. Wilderness Environ Med. 2010 Jun;21(2):146-55.

Luks AM, Swenson ER. Pulse Oximetry at High Altitude. High Alt Med Biol. 2011. 12(2): 109-119.


top of page