Stephen Ruoss

Pulmonologist

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) at the Stanford University Medical Center
4.9 out of 5
147 Patient Ratings
19 Patient Comments

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
Learn More About the Clinic » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

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)

Patient Ratings and Comments

4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Recommended to others

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.1

Wait times

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

I'm 76 years old and in all those years Dr. Ruoss is by far the best dr. EVER.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Ruoss is excellent! I feel very confident about the care I am receiving for my MAC infection.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Ruoss was friendly, personable and very impressive.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I have a friend who needs his services and I have already recommended him.

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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.

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-?.

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.

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.

4.9 out of 5
147 Patient Ratings
19 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

I'm 76 years old and in all those years Dr. Ruoss is by far the best dr. EVER.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Ruoss is excellent! I feel very confident about the care I am receiving for my MAC infection.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Ruoss was friendly, personable and very impressive.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I have a friend who needs his services and I have already recommended him.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Don't mind waiting because I know he spends quality time w/his patients above & beyond most MD's.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Ruoss is an excellent clinician! I'm fortunate to be his patient.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Trust my provider 100%.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I am very please with the doctor.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Fabulous doctor! Wish even 1/2 of physicians were as good!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Very thoughtful doctor - took the time to understand our concerns & addressed them in clear manner.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Ruoss is the best - compassionate, understanding, informative.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Ruoss is the best! I am blessed to have him treat my LAM. He is so very knowledgeable!

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Ruoss is great!

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Ruoss is an excellent physician!

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Outstanding.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Awesome doctor.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Wonderful doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Ruoss is FANTASTIC. Took time and went over information in kind & caring manner.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Ruoss is awesome. He has put me very much at ease with this rare lung disease I have.