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Lung Transplant Outcomes at UCSF Among the Nation’s Best News

Lung Transplant Outcomes at UCSF Among the Nation’s Best

For nine consecutive years, the UCSan FranciscoLung Transplant Program has achieved significantly higher-than-expected survival rates following transplant surgery. It is the only lung transplant program in the country with this record.
Breathing Easier: An Update on Diagnosis and Management of Asthma Video

Breathing Easier: An Update on Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

Allergist and immunologist Monica Tang, MD, discusses keys to distinguishing asthma from other disorders.
Long COVID: A New Way to Look at a Growing Problem Video

Long COVID: A New Way to Look at a Growing Problem

Synthesizing multiple studies, pulmonologist Brian Block, MD, reveals which patients are at risk for lasting symptoms from infection with the coronavirus (it’s not who you might think).
UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians Document

UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians

Our web portal allows referring physicians to securely access their patients’ entire electronic health record, make online referral requests and communicate with our physicians directly and securely.
Virtual Monitoring for Lung Transplant Patients Aided by Home Spirometry Device News

Virtual Monitoring for Lung Transplant Patients Aided by Home Spirometry Device

A new home spirometry kit combines a spirometer with a patient engagement platform to collect lung function data and symptoms remotely. This enables UCSF’s Lung Transplant team to remotely track patients with the goal of identifying both symptomatic and asymptomatic changes in lung function that may be the first sign of early chronic rejection.
COVID Care and Control: How to Use What We’ve Learned So Far Video

COVID Care and Control: How to Use What We’ve Learned So Far

Pulmonologist Brian Block, MD, submits an enlightening analysis of U.S. COVID data, including his own work examining mortality in overburdened hospitals.
All About Allergies: Successful Diagnosis and Treatment Video

All About Allergies: Successful Diagnosis and Treatment

This breakdown of common allergies provides clarity on which patients to test and which tests to choose; how to effectively manage chronic allergies, such as allergic rhinitis; as well as signs and solutions for the many types of adverse food reactions.
Get Current on COVID: Case Trends, Flu Season Strategies and Mask Facts Video

Get Current on COVID: Case Trends, Flu Season Strategies and Mask Facts

Pulmonologist Brian Block, MD, provides an analysis that clarifies risk factors, in terms of both patient and hospital status. He also discusses how to manage coming flu-related challenges and offers evidence on masking efficacy for both disease spread and severity.
Asthma Update: 2020 Treatment Guidelines Plus COVID-Appropriate Strategies Video

Asthma Update: 2020 Treatment Guidelines Plus COVID-Appropriate Strategies

Allergist and immunologist Monica Tang, MD, presents the latest on this common condition, from key diagnostic factors and therapeutic choices to which patients should be seen in person during the pandemic. She also gives a glimpse of asthma preventives on the horizon.
Lung Transplant Program Document

Lung Transplant Program

For nine consecutive years, the UCSF Lung Transplant Program has had significantly higher-than-expected post-surgery survival rates — the only program in the country with this record.
Care of Geriatric Patients in the Time of COVID-19 Video

Care of Geriatric Patients in the Time of COVID-19

UCSF geriatrician and pulmonologist Leah Witt, MD, discusses how to identify high-risk senior patients, the most common course of the disease, useful monitoring methods and important follow-up on hospitalized patients after discharge.