Merck Manual

Please confirm that you are a health care professional

honeypot link

Andrew M. Luks, MD

Specialities and Expertise

  • Critical care medicine, Pulmonary and respiratory disease care, Altitude diseases



  • Medical School: University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Washington
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Washington
  • Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington


  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Pulmonary Diseases
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Critical Care Medicine

Select Awards, Achievements and Publications

  • Seattle Metropolitan Top Doctors, Critical Care Medicine, 2014-2016
  • First Year Medical Student Professor of the Year, University of Washington, 2016, 2020
  • David R. Saunders Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Washington, 2012, 2014; Margaret S. Anderson Award, University of Washington School of Medicine, 2013
  • Wilderness Medical Society Ice Axe Award, 2012; Founders Award, 2018
  • Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award, University of Washington, 2010-2012
  • Over 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 16 book chapters
  • West JB, Luks AM: West’s Respiratory Physiology, 11th ed, Philadelphia, Walters Kluwer, 2020
  • Luks AM, Ainslie P, Lawley J, Roach R, Simonson T: Ward, Milledge and West’s High Altitude Medicine and Physiology, 6th ed. CRC Press. 2021

Manual Chapters and Commentaries