Stephen Ruoss

Stephen Ruoss

Pulmonary critical care specialist, Pulmonologist, Critical care specialist

Bio:   Dr. Stephen Ruoss specializes in both critical care medicine and pulmonary medicine. His pulmonary medicine clinical practice includes a focus the treatment of chronic bronchiectasis and mycobacterial lung infections, and also on rare lung diseases, including lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). He has practiced in academic pulmonary and critical care medicine for over 20 years.
4.9 out of 5
206 Patient Ratings
64 Patient Comments

Professional Education

  • Residency: VA Medical Center Boston (1985) MA
  • Internship: University of Connecticut-School of Medicine (1982) CT
  • Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center (1991) CA
  • 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 Respiratory Care Services, Stanford Medical Center (2004 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Stanford Medical Center Transfer Center, Stanford Medical Center (2003 - Present)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.2

Wait times

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Ruoss was very informative and caring. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a specialist in this field.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Ruoss was excellent, informative and charming, as usual.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Stephen Ruoss is a wonderful person, taken his time and explain any new medicine for me to take. He listens all my concerns.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Over and above expectations.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Couldn't be better - wonderful experience.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

We drive 2.5 hours for this regular appointment so I appreciate Dr. Ruoss giving us the time we need making it a worth while trip.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I drive 200 miles(one way) to see Dr.Ruoss because of my confidence in him.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Ruoss was considerate & caring, took my questions seriously, answered with confidence & knowledge. Took time to solve technical problem.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Ruoss is amazing. Bad news isn't always bad news after I talk it through with him.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Ruoss is an amazing doctor, he is one of the best! He spends a lot of time during my office visits, I would rate him even higher than "very good," more like excellent."

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Ruoss gave me his full attention for an extensive office visit going thoroughly over his treatment plan and other concerns I had.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

My rating would be higher if possible. Dr. Ruoss ensures I understand my health situation and demonstrates that he is very interested in learning more along with his patients. He does more than treat ailment - he is curious and I learn so much from him.

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4.9 out of 5
206 Patient Ratings
64 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Ruoss was very informative and caring. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a specialist in this field.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Ruoss was excellent, informative and charming, as usual.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Stephen Ruoss is a wonderful person, taken his time and explain any new medicine for me to take. He listens all my concerns.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Over and above expectations.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Couldn't be better - wonderful experience.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

We drive 2.5 hours for this regular appointment so I appreciate Dr. Ruoss giving us the time we need making it a worth while trip.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I drive 200 miles(one way) to see Dr.Ruoss because of my confidence in him.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Ruoss was considerate & caring, took my questions seriously, answered with confidence & knowledge. Took time to solve technical problem.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Ruoss is amazing. Bad news isn't always bad news after I talk it through with him.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Ruoss is an amazing doctor, he is one of the best! He spends a lot of time during my office visits, I would rate him even higher than "very good," more like excellent."

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Ruoss gave me his full attention for an extensive office visit going thoroughly over his treatment plan and other concerns I had.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

My rating would be higher if possible. Dr. Ruoss ensures I understand my health situation and demonstrates that he is very interested in learning more along with his patients. He does more than treat ailment - he is curious and I learn so much from him.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Very competent.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I owe Dr. Ruoss my life!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Ruoss was outstanding! Best ever! His personality put me at ease.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Ruoss is tops! Takes time to explain, with kindness and compassion.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Ruoss is comfortable working my local doctor. Nice.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Couldn't have been better. Exemplary in every respect

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Ruoss is very personable. He makes a stressful time a positive experience.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I have seen Dr. Ruoss for many years. He is a great care provider for me.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Ruoss is the kindest, most thorough and most helpful doctor that I have ever had. I always feel that he has my best interests at heart and answers/explains my questions in language that I can understand.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Ruoss goes beyond during my visits with him - he takes extra time to help me to understand my condition & treatment.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Caring, professional, and proficient!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I have seen Dr. Ruoss a number of times over the years - he is excellent/wonderful on every metric! I appreciate the way both he and his staff practice. Always an excellent experience.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I am always very pleased with my doctor's care & knowledge! He's the BEST!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Ruoss is excellent, caring & devoted to his profession although spread too thin.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

My Medicare problem was very well taken care of I initial was diagnosed with 2 years of life 10 years ago.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

V. good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Ruoss is tops! Explains... Relates... And cares!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Much improved communication this visit. Understanding and caring were felt this time. A plan is in place to address my breathing difficulties. Communication has been by phone after our visit. A referral has been made to seek more input. Vast improvement over our visit with Dr. Mak as Attending 16 months ago.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Ruoss is an excellent doctor & delightful man.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Ruoss is an excellent physician and I am fortunate to be a patient of his!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I have never had a physician take as much time or care as Dr. Ruoss. Dr. Ruoss is an incredible asset to your department!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I am thankful to be in the LAM Clinic at Stanford and under Dr. Ruoss's care.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I am very grateful for all the time, effort and concern Dr. Ruoss has given me. He has really gone above and beyond.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Ruoss is an excellent physician! I am fortunate to be his patient.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I feel very confident & comfortable in Dr. Ruoss

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Ruoss has done a lot for me and helped so much with my health problems, I feel very lucky to be treated by him and am very thankful.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Ruoss is the most supportive, kind, and knowledgable Doctor that I have ever had. He always listens to my concerns and explains very clearly his answers and any other pertinent information. He has a great bedside manner and genuinely cares about his patients. I feel very lucky to be in his care.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

am able to communicate via email--and Dr. Ruoss is very responsive.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I'm very pleased with Dr. Ruoss.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Ruoss is an outstanding doctor, and I have 100% trust in him. I consider myself lucky to be one of his patients.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Ruoss is an excellent physician. I am fortunate to have him as my pulmonologist.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Very professional & satisfying.

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.