Stephen Ruoss

Pulmonologist

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Chest Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-7061
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LAM Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-7061
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Professional Education

Internship: University of Connecticut-School of Medicine (1982) CT

Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center (1991) CA

Residency: Va Medical Center - Boston (1985) MA

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1984)

Residency: Boston University Medical Center/Framington (1984) MA

Medical Education: University of Washington School of Medicine (1981) WA

MD, University of Washington, Medicine (1981)

Administrative Appointments

Clinical Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division, Department of Medicine (2010 - Present)

Medical Director, Stanford Medical Center Transfer Center, Stanford Medical Center (2003 - Present)

Medical Director, Stanford Medical Center Respiratory Care Services, Stanford Medical Center (2004 - Present)

Diagnosing invasive fungal disease in critically ill patients
Hsu, J. L., Ruoss, S. J., Bower, N. D., Lin, M., Holodniy, M., & Stevens, D. A. (2011). Diagnosing invasive fungal disease in critically ill patients. CRITICAL REVIEWS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 37(4), 277-312.

The International LAM Registry: A Component of an Innovative Web-Based Clinician, Researcher, and Patient-Driven Rare Disease Research Platform
Nurok, M., Eslick, I., Carvalho, C. Rr., Costabel, U., D'Armiento, J., & Moss, F. (2010). The International LAM Registry: A Component of an Innovative Web-Based Clinician, Researcher, and Patient-Driven Rare Disease Research Platform. LYMPHATIC RESEARCH AND BIOLOGY, 8(1), 81-87.

Tuberculosis in Liver Transplant Recipients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Individual Patient Data
Holty, J.-E. C., Gould, M. K., Meinke, L., Keeffe, E. B., & Ruoss, S. J. (2009). Tuberculosis in Liver Transplant Recipients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Individual Patient Data. LIVER TRANSPLANTATION, 15(8), 894-906.

Successful pregnancy and cesarean delivery via noninvasive ventilation in mitochondrial myopathy
Yuan, N., El-Sayed, Y. Y., Ruoss, S. J., Riley, E., Enns, G. M., & Robinson, T. E. (2009). Successful pregnancy and cesarean delivery via noninvasive ventilation in mitochondrial myopathy. JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY, 29(2), 166-167.

The safety and effects of the beta-blocker, nadolol, in mild asthma: An open-label pilot study
Hanania, N. A., Singh, S., El-Wali, R., Flashner, M., Franklin, A. E., & Bond, R. A. (2008). The safety and effects of the beta-blocker, nadolol, in mild asthma: An open-label pilot study. PULMONARY PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS, 21(1), 134-141.

Coexistence of primary adenocarcinoma of the lung and Tsukamurella infection: a case report and review of the literature.
Perez, V. Aj., Swigris, J., & Ruoss, S. J. (2008). Coexistence of primary adenocarcinoma of the lung and Tsukamurella infection: a case report and review of the literature. Journal of medical case reports, 2, 207-?.

Lung transplantation in the management of patients with lymphangioleiomyomatosis: Baseline data from the NHLBI LAM registry
Maurer, J. R., Ryu, J., Beck, G., Moss, J., Lee, J.-C., & Sherer, S. (2007). Lung transplantation in the management of patients with lymphangioleiomyomatosis: Baseline data from the NHLBI LAM registry. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 26(12), 1293-1299.

Aerosolized amikacin for treatment of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium infections: an observational case series.
Davis, K. K., Kao, P. N., Jacobs, S. S., & Ruoss, S. J. (2007). Aerosolized amikacin for treatment of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium infections: an observational case series. BMC pulmonary medicine, 7, 2-?.

Prospective analysis of cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator mutations in adults with bronchiectasis or pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infection
Ziedalski, T. M., Kao, P. N., Henig, N. R., Jacobs, S. S., & Ruoss, S. J. (2006). Prospective analysis of cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator mutations in adults with bronchiectasis or pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infection. CHEST, 130(4), 995-1002.

Factors related to response to intermittent treatment of Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease
Lam, P. K., Griffith, D. E., Alksamit, T. R., Ruoss, S. J., Garay, S. M., & Catanzaro, A. (2006). Factors related to response to intermittent treatment of Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 173(11), 1283-1289.

Recurrence of pulmonary intravascular bronchoalveolar tumor with mediastinal metastasis 20 years later
Chen, T. M., Donington, J., Mak, G., Berry, G. J., Ruoss, S. J., & Upadhyay, D. (2006). Recurrence of pulmonary intravascular bronchoalveolar tumor with mediastinal metastasis 20 years later. RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, 100(2), 367-370.

The NHLBI lymphangioleiomyomatosis registry - Characteristics of 230 patients at enrollment
Ryu, J. H., Moss, J., Beck, G. J., Lee, J. C., Brown, K. K., & Fanburg, B. L. (2006). The NHLBI lymphangioleiomyomatosis registry - Characteristics of 230 patients at enrollment. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 173(1), 105-111.

A multiparameter wearable physiologic monitoring system for space and terrestrial applications
Mundt, C. W., Montgomery, K. N., Udoh, U. E., Barker, V. N., Thonier, G. C., & Kovacs, G. Ta. (2005). A multiparameter wearable physiologic monitoring system for space and terrestrial applications. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BIOMEDICINE, 9(3), 382-391.

Smoking cessation: techniques and potential benefits.
Ziedalski, T. M., & Ruoss, S. J. (2005). Smoking cessation: techniques and potential benefits. Thoracic surgery clinics, 15(2), 189-194.

A dose-response study of acetazolamide for acute mountain sickness prophylaxis in vacationing tourists at 12,000 feet (3630 m)
Carlsten, C., Swenson, E. R., & Ruoss, S. (2004). A dose-response study of acetazolamide for acute mountain sickness prophylaxis in vacationing tourists at 12,000 feet (3630 m). HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE & BIOLOGY, 5(1), 33-39.

Acute respiratory failure with thrombocytopenia in a 47-year-old woman after hiking in the Sierras
Sankaranarayanan, V., Sharp, V., & Ruoss, S. (2003). Acute respiratory failure with thrombocytopenia in a 47-year-old woman after hiking in the Sierras. CHEST, 124(2), 754-757.

Cellulose granulomatosis presenting as centrilobular nodules: CT and histologic findings
Bendeck, S. E., Leung, A. N., Berry, G. J., Daniel, D., & Ruoss, S. J. (2001). Cellulose granulomatosis presenting as centrilobular nodules: CT and histologic findings. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 177(5), 1151-1153.

Nasal-pulmonary relations in allergic fungal sinusitis and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
Leonard, C. T., Berry, G. J., & Ruoss, S. J. (2001). Nasal-pulmonary relations in allergic fungal sinusitis and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. CLINICAL REVIEWS IN ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY, 21(1), 5-15.

Case report - Paclitaxel-induced hypersensitivity pneumonitis: Radiographic and CT findings
Wong, P., Leung, A. N., Berry, G. J., Atkins, K. A., Montoya, J. G., & Stockdale, F. E. (2001). Case report - Paclitaxel-induced hypersensitivity pneumonitis: Radiographic and CT findings. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 176(3), 718-720.

Plasma vascular endothelial growth factor in acute mountain sickness
Maloney, J., Wang, D., Duncan, T., Voelkel, N., & Ruoss, S. (2000). Plasma vascular endothelial growth factor in acute mountain sickness. CHEST, 118(1), 47-52.

Thoracic lymphangiomas, lymphangiectasis, lymphangiomatosis, and lymphatic dysplasia syndrome
Faul, J. L., Berry, G. J., Colby, T. V., Ruoss, S. J., Walter, M. B., & Raffin, T. A. (2000). Thoracic lymphangiomas, lymphangiectasis, lymphangiomatosis, and lymphatic dysplasia syndrome. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 161(3), 1037-1046.

Inhalational anthrax - Epidemiology, diagnosis, and management
Shafazand, S., Doyle, R., Ruoss, S., Weinacker, A., & Raffin, T. A. (1999). Inhalational anthrax - Epidemiology, diagnosis, and management. CHEST, 116(5), 1369-1376.

Tick-borne pulmonary disease - Update on diagnosis and management
Faul, J. L., Doyle, R. L., Kao, P. N., & Ruoss, S. J. (1999). Tick-borne pulmonary disease - Update on diagnosis and management. CHEST, 116(1), 222-230.

Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare pulmonary infection in HIV-negative patients without preexisting lung disease - Diagnostic and management limitations
Huang, J. H., Kao, P. N., Adi, V., & Ruoss, S. J. (1999). Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare pulmonary infection in HIV-negative patients without preexisting lung disease - Diagnostic and management limitations. CHEST, 115(4), 1033-1040.

Diaphragmatic paralysis due to Lyme disease
Faul, J. L., Ruoss, S., Doyle, R. L., & Kao, P. N. (1999). Diaphragmatic paralysis due to Lyme disease. EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, 13(3), 700-702.

Analyses of the NRAMP1 and IFN-gamma R1 genes in women with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare pulmonary disease
Huang, J. H., Oefner, P. J., Adi, V., Ratnam, K., Ruoss, S. J., & Kao, P. N. (1998). Analyses of the NRAMP1 and IFN-gamma R1 genes in women with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare pulmonary disease. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 157(2), 377-381.

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: New insights
Kalassian, K. G., Doyle, R., Kao, P., Ruoss, S., & Raffin, T. A. (1997). Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: New insights. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 155(4), 1183-1186.

Pulmonary capillaritis and alveolar hemorrhage - Update on diagnosis and management
Green, R. J., Ruoss, S. J., KRAFT, S. A., Berry, G. J., & Raffin, T. A. (1996). Pulmonary capillaritis and alveolar hemorrhage - Update on diagnosis and management. CHEST, 110(5), 1305-1316.

THROMBIN RECEPTOR POLYMORPHISM IN CHINESE-HAMSTER
Hartmann, T., Grace, M. B., Buzard, G. S., & Ruoss, S. J. (1995). THROMBIN RECEPTOR POLYMORPHISM IN CHINESE-HAMSTER. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 215(3), 974-980.

Mast Cells, Basophils and Eosinophils in the Evolution of Pulmonary Fibrosis
Ruoss SJ, & Caughey GH. (1995). Mast Cells, Basophils and Eosinophils in the Evolution of Pulmonary Fibrosis. Pulmonary Fibrosis (Lung Biology in Health and Disease Series). SH Phan and R Thrall, editors. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York.