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New Patients: 800-926-8273
Existing Patients: 858-657-7140

Pulmonary Medicine Locations

UC San Diego Medical Center
Medical Offices South

La Jolla
Thornton Hospital
Perlman Medical Offices

bullet Pulmonary Research & Clinical Trials 

Our doctors are actively involved in clinical trials evaluating new therapies and tools for treating lung conditions.


Program leaders Andrew Ries, MD, and Trina Limberg discuss how UC San Diego's pulmonary rehabilitation program is improving the quality of life for people with chronic lung disease. (Length: 3 minutes)

Ranked 6th in Nation for Treatment of Respiratory Disease

UC San Diego Health System was ranked 6th in the nation for the treatment of respiratory diseases by U.S. News & World Report for 2014-2015. Pioneers in the development of the pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) procedure for treating chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, our faculty are experts in the latest medical and surgical therapies for all forms of pulmonary disease. They are also actively involved in investigating new treatments.

Congrats to Our Top Docs!

Our pulmonary disease specialists were named "Top Docs" in the annual San Diego Magazine "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" survey for 2013.

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