Interventional Pulmonology

Appointments and Referrals: 619-543-5840

Interventional Pulmonology focuses on the use of minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat lung cancer, airway disorders and pleural diseases.

UC San Diego Health System is among the few medical centers in the country to offer comprehensive interventional pulmonology services.

Our multidisciplinary team includes nurses, respiratory therapists and physicians with specialized training in interventional pulmonology. We work closely with specialists at Moores Cancer Center, regional pulmonologists, transplant physicians and primary care doctors to coordinate medical care.

Meet our team.

Dr. Makani performing interventional pulmonolgy procedure
Samir Makani, MD, director of the interventional pulmonology unit, prepares an airway stent.

Workshop: Advances in Lung Cancer, Sept. 6-7

Physicians, nurses and surgeons – come discuss hot topics emerging in lung cancer screening, diagnosis, staging and treatment.

What We Do

Pulmonology Team

We perform the complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including:

Contact Us

Call 619-543-5840


UC San Diego Medical Center
Medical Offices South

La Jolla
Thornton Hospital
Perlman Medical Offices

bullet Pulmonary Research & Clinical Trials

UC San Diego interventional pulmonologists are actively involved in clinical trials evaluating new therapies and tools for treating lung conditions.