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Interventional Pulmonology

Appointments and Referrals: 619-543-5840

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

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 is among the few medical centers in the country to offer comprehensive interventional pulmonology services.

We work closely with specialists at Moores Cancer Center, regional pulmonologists, transplant physicians and primary care doctors to coordinate the medical care of our patients.

Who We Are

Pulmonology Team

Our multidisciplinary team includes nurses, respiratory therapists and physicians with specialized training in interventional pulmonology. 

Meet our physicians.

Pulmonary Research & Clinical Trials

Our interventional pulmonologists are actively involved in clinical trials evaluating new therapies and tools for treating lung conditions. Discover current clinical trials.

Appointments & Referrals



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