Andrew Luks, MD
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
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.
Research and Teaching Interests
My primary research and writing interests are in the area of high altitude physiology and medicine and, in particular, advising travelers to high altitude including those with underlying medical problems. I have an additional interest in respiratory physiology and exercise physiology and enjoy educating others in those areas.
In addition to my research and writing in those areas, I devote a lot of time to the education of learners across the spectrum of training levels. My primary focus is on medical student education, as I serve as course chair for MedSci530 Circulatory Systems (CPR), one of the major blocks for first year students in the new School of Medicine curriculum and also serve as 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.
Luks AM, McIntosh SE, Grissom CK, Auerbach PS, Rodway GW, Schoene RB, Zafren K, Hackett PH. Wilderness Medical Society Consensus Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Acute Altitude Illness: 2014 Update. Wilderness Environ Med 2014. 25(4S): S4-S14
Luks AM. Physiology in Medicine: A Physiologic Approach to Prevention and Treatment of Acute High Altitude Illnesses. J Appl Physiol 2015. 118(5): 509-519
Johnson N, Luks AM. High-Altitude Medicine. Med Clin North Am 2016. 100(2): 357-369.
Luks AM, Glenny RW. Clinical Exercise Testing. In Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. 6th Edition. Mason RJ, Broaddus VC, Murray JF and Nadel JA eds. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders. 2015.
Luks AM, Hacket PH. High Altitude and Pre-existing Medical Conditions. Wilderness Medicine. 6th Edition. Auerbach PS ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders. 2016