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Jed A. Gorden, MD

Languages: English, French
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Tailoring care to the individual patient needs. Finding therapeutic options for patients with all stages of disease.
Field of Study
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Medical School
University of Washington
University of Washington
Pulmonary and Critical care Medicine
Personal Interests
Skiing, wood working, running, reading and Southeast Asian puppetry
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal chest ct scan
  • airway obstruction
  • airway scarring
  • airway stenting
  • allergic aspergillosis
  • asbestos lung
  • atelectasis
  • autoimmune pleuritis
  • beryllium disease
  • biopsy of lung
  • bronchial dilatation
  • bronchial thermoplasty
  • bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
  • bronchomalacia
  • bronchoscopy
  • bronchospasm
  • bronchus deformity
  • cancer
  • cancer screening
  • cancer surgery
  • candidiasis of lung
  • chronic lung disease
  • collapsed lung
  • cyberknife
  • diaphragmatic disorders
  • empyema
  • endobronchial brachytherapy
  • endobronchial ultrasound
  • endoscopic biopsy of trachea
  • endoscopic ultrasound
  • exposure to secondhand smoke
  • fiberoptic bronchoscopy
  • foreign body in airway
  • hemoptysis
  • hepatic hydrothorax
  • high altitude simulation test
  • home sleep study
  • hyperhidrosis
  • influenza
  • kussmauls
  • laryngotracheitis
  • lung abscess
  • lung cancer screening
  • lung disease
  • lung infiltrate
  • lung mass
  • malignant effusion
  • maternal respiratory disease
  • mesothelioma
  • percutaneous tracheostomy
  • pleural cancer
  • pleural diseases
  • pleural effusion
  • pleural thickening
  • pleural tuberculosis
  • pleurodesis
  • pleurx catheter
  • pneumonitis
  • post thoracotomy chest pain
  • pulmonary artery thrombectomy
  • pulmonary embolectomy
  • pulmonary granuloma
  • pulmonary hemorrhage
  • revision of tracheostomy
  • rheumatoid lung
  • rigid bronchoscopy
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • spirometry
  • stridor
  • tension pneumothorax
  • thoracentesis
  • thoracoscopy
  • tobacco use cessation
  • tobacco-related diseases
  • tracheal dilatation
  • tracheal mass
  • tracheal stenosis
  • tracheal stent
  • tracheobronchitis
  • tracheomalacia
  • ultrasound
  • ventilator dependent
Blog Posts
By: Jed A Gorden, M.D.
Monday, August 15, 2011

The first thing Mrs. G said when she came for the evaluation of her pleural effusion was “I have been active all my life”. However, the simple task of bending over to tie her shoes had become impossible because she could not breath. She described the build up of fluid as terrifying and robbing her of her independence.

The accumulation of pleural fluid or fluid around the lung is a common problem which can occur in a number of disease states. The most common symptom associated with pleural fluid is shortness of breath. It is our goal to rapidly manage and effectively control this problem and restore independence to every patient.

As the fluid built up around Mrs. G’s lung, she described a sensation of shortness of breath and a complete inability to take a deep breath. She said she could no longer exercise; walking was taxing and the shortness of breath made it impossible for her to lay flat at night; she was now sleeping upright in a recliner. In the office, under ult...




Dale CR, Madtes DK, Fan VS, Gorden JA, Veenstra DL. Navigational bronchoscopy with biopsy versus computed tomography-guided biopsy for the diagnosis of a solitary pulmonary nodule: a cost-consequences analysis. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2012 Oct;19(4):294-303.
Hunt BM, Farivar AS, Vallières E, Louie BE, Aye RW, Flores EE, Gorden JA. Thoracoscopic talc versus tunneled pleural catheters for palliation of malignant pleural effusions. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Oct;94(4):1053-7
Louie BE, Kapur S, Farivar AS, Youssef SJ, Gorden J, Aye RW, Vallières E. Safety and utility of mediastinoscopy in non-small cell lung cancer in a complex mediastinum. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jul;92(1):278-82

Gorden J. "Endoscopic management of Central Airway Obstruction" Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.Vol. 21, 2009

Goldman YR, Ernst A, Ashiku A, Decamp M, Gangadharan S, Andwood R, Gorden J, Sung A, Feller-Kopman D. "Rapid Pleurodesis for Patients with Malignant Pleural Effusions Using a Combination of Thoracoscopic Talc Poudrage and an Indwelling Tunnelled Catheter." (Abstract) CHEST 2006; 130; 117s. 2006.

Sung A, Feller-Kopman D, Boiselle P, Trentham D, Gorden J, Ernst A. "Airway Manifestations of Relapsing Polychondritis". (Abstract) American College of Chest Physicians, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2006.

Deterding R, Retsch-Bogart G, Milgram L, Gibson R, Daines C, Zeitlin PL, Milla C, Marshall B, Lavange L, Engels J, Mathews D, Gorden J, Schaberg A, Williams J, Ramsey B; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network. Safety and tolerability of denufosol tetrasodium inhalation solution, a novel P2Y2 receptor agonist: results of a phase 1/phase 2 multicenter study in mild to moderate cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2005 Apr;39(4):339-48.
Gorden JA, Straub SJ, Swanik CB, Swanik KA. Effects of Football Collars on Cervical Hyperextension and Lateral Flexion. J Athl Train. 2003 Sep;38(3):209-215.
Gorden J, Usher BW. Images in clinical medicine. Massive arteriovenous malformation. N Engl J Med. 2001 Sep 20;345(12):886.

Book Chapters:
Gorden J. Bronchoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit: Introduction to Bronchoscopy. Armin E(editors), Cambridge University Press; 115-125. 2009


Gorden J. Relevant Thoracic Anatomy: Endobronchial Ultrasound An Atlas and Practical Guide. Ernst, A(editors), Felix J Herth, Springer; 13-24. 2009

Gorden J, Wood DE. Rigid Bronchoscopy, Thoracic Endoscopy: Advances in Interventional Pulmonology. Simoff MJ, Sternman DH, Ernst, A (editors), Blackwell, pp.121-133. 2006


Gorden J. "Bronchoscopic Fiducial Marker Placement for Stereotactic Radiosurgery". American College of Chest Physicians. San Diego, CA. November, 2009

Gorden J. "Bronchoscopic Advances in Peripheral Lung Lesions". Third Asian Pacific Congress on Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. Guangzhou, China. November 2009.

Gorden J. "Bronchoscopy in the ICU. Third Asian Pacific Congress on Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology". Guangzhou, China. November 2009.

Gorden J. "Minimally Invasive Advances in Lung Cancer Staging and Peripheral Nodule Diagnosis". Grand Rounds. Queen Mary Hospital. University Department of medicine and Division of Respiratory Medicine". Hong Kong. Novemeber 2009

Gorden J. "Minimally Invasive Advances in Lung Cancer Staging and Peripheral Nodule Diagnosis". Grand Rounds. Prince of Whales hospital, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Hong Kong. Novemeber 2009.

Gorden J. "Interventional pulmonology." Grand Rounds Conference, Evergreen Medical Center. Seattle, WA, June 2009.

Gorden J. "Manegment of Central Airway Obstruction." American College of Chest Physicians. Philadelphia, PA. October, 2008.

Gorden J. "Lung Cancer Staging and Evidence Case Based Aproach." American College of Chest Physicians. Philadelphia, PA. October, 2008.

Gorden J. "Mechanical Tissue Ablation." Interventional Bronchoscopy Course, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard medical School Department of Continuing Education. Septmber 2008.

Gorden J. "Thoracentesis Pleural Effusion and Ultrasound: Where the evidence intersects." Introduction to Pulmonary Procedures Course, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, September 2007.

Gorden J. "Endobronchial Ultrasound." Third Annual Multidisciplinary Interactive Thoracic Oncology Conference, Seattle, WA, April 2007.

Gorden J. "Interventional Pulmonology, Survey of the Landscape." Pulmonary Grand Rounds, Case Western Reserve University, March 2006.

Gorden J. "Precancerous/Preinvasive Bronchial Lesions." Interdisciplinary Training Course, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Medical Education, January 2006.

Gorden J. "Thoracentesis, Pleural Effusion and Ultrasound, Where the Evidence Intersects." Interdisciplinary Training Course, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Medical Education, December 2005.

Gorden J. "Endobronchial Ultrasound." Interdisciplinary Training Course, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Medical Education, September 2005.


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4.8 out of 5 (44 Ratings, 7 Comments)


He is like a puzzle master. He wants solutions, not useless billing exercises.

Top of the line!!

Dr. Gorden is great! I trust him 200%. Very knowledgable personable, great sense of humor. He takes great care of me!

Dr. Gorden is part of a great overall team.

Upbeat etc.

Excellent - outstanding doctor.

Dr. Gorden has been my doctor for years. I feel that he takes excellent care of me.
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