Joseph Levitt, MD, MS

Pulmonary critical care specialist, Pulmonologist, Critical care specialist

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)

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Dr. Joseph Levitt specializes in the treatment of adult pulmonary diseases including COPD, asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic cough, sarcoidosis, and pulmonary infections. He has practiced pulmonary medicine for more than 10 years. In addition to outpatient pulmonary medicine, Dr. Levitt is a critical care intensivist with a specific research interest in the clinical management of the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals Internal Medicine Residency (2001) IL
  • Medical Education: University of Minnesota School of Medicine (1998) MN
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship (2005) CA
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship (2004) IL
  • Internship: University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency (1999) AZ
  • Residency: John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County Internal Medicine Residency (2002) IL
  • M.D., University of Minnesota (1998)

Administrative Appointments
  • Program Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University Department of Medicine (2015 - Present)


Practice Locations

Chest Clinic in Palo Alto Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Room A175

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-7061

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(36 Ratings)

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(49 reviews)

He is an excellent doctor who has greatly changed how I live by 100%. He is through while being a good listener and showing concern.
Very personable good patient carring doctor. Thankful he referred me to the ER for more testing.
The doctor was kind listen explain everything gave good and comprehensive discussion I came to the appointment worried and anxious and left encouraged feeling much better
Dr. Levitt is an excellent Doctor, deserves much praise!
Dr. Levitt cared about about symptoms and had an good idea for further troubleshooting.
Dr. Levitt, took time with me in answering the many questions I had He was kind and showed me results that I did not have Cancer. He has been amazing in all aspects of my Medical care.
Dr Levitt took time to review my medical record, listen attentively to my concerns.
I have been a patient of Dr. Levitt for at least 10 years. He is an outstanding Pulmonary physician. In addition he is a very pleasant and friendly person.
Dr levitt is a excellent doctor 👨†⚕ï¸
Dr. levitt is an excellent listener and I appreciate that he encourages dialogue and discussion. His expertise, determination to find root causes of my breathing problems, plan of action to address my lung issues has taken me from being barely able to climb stairs to breathing well enough to exercise and enjoying an active life.
The techs and doctor were all excellent. Especially Dr. Levitt, who took his time to explain possible causes of my symtoms.
He is clear, cares about me and my health. I enjoy having visits with him. He makes me feel comfortable and I am able to freely talk with him.
I’m very happy with Dr Levitt
VERY, VERY GOOD experience.
Dr. Levitt explains my condition in terms I understand.
Very good care & service.
I really like Dr. Jonas. She is very caring!!!
Dr. Joseph Levitt is a very compassionate & kind dr.
Recommend everyone.
He is the most attentive & compassionate doctor! I was very impressed!
Very good experience.
I feel well cared for always in this clinic though I have seen multiple fellows & attendings they pay attention and have thoughtful opinions.
Everyone was so helpful & considerate.
Dr. Levitt was very understanding of my feeling. He also took time for me not in a hurry. Overall experience was excellent.
Dr. Joseph Levitt is an excellent doctor. He took time to review my medical history. Listen to my description of my symptoms and problems, explained my illness, recommended treatments. Very good care!
One of the best doctors around.
Really appreciate & like Dr. Levitt.
Dr. Levitt was generous with his time and knowledge. He even called me after the visit with more insight after seeing a CT CD. I'm very pleased.
Dr. Levitt is an outstanding physician.
I really appreciate that Dr. Levitt never makes me feel rushed. He answers all my questions & gives me as much time as I need.
He was very nice, took me when I came in quickly.
Dr. Levitt is great.
Dr. Nils Nickel has been committed to understanding my diagnosis and the best approach to understanding how the symptoms are related. Dr. Levitt became involved in my case this month, and both Dr. Nickel & Dr. Levitt have worked together to provide exceptional care and support. I am truly grateful to be under their care.
My communication with Dr. Levitt was pleasant & easy. I am looking forward to be in his care and I am left with clear understanding of my problems.
Very satisfied.
Dr. Levitt is a friendly, thorough and excellent doctor.
They attention was "VERY GOOD."
Dr. Levitt is the bet!!! I took the time to fill this out because I feel Dr. Levitt's professional & personal attention far exceeds anyone else.
Dr. Levitt is an outstanding doctor.
Personally involved feeling kind of doctor & staff!
Very very good.
Doctor was very caring provided all the information I needed. I have to pulmonologist who referred me that I would highly recommend doctor.
Constantly good; concerned; knowledgeable; gives more than 100%.
Dr. Levitt & staff are excellent.
Everything was very good.
Always confident of service.
Sorry there was no excellent col. to check.
Dr. Levitt is not my regular pulmonologist, but he did an excellent job at explaining the MRI and the treatment device he gave me.

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