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.
Samir Makani, MD, director of the interventional pulmonology unit, prepares an airway stent.