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Steve Hays, M.D.

Pulmonologist

Dr. Steven Hays is a pulmonologist and medical director of the Lung Transplant Program, known for accepting patients with complex conditions and maintaining survival rates consistently higher than the national average. His expertise is in the treatment of patients with end-stage lung disease who go on to get lung transplants. Conditions treated include cystic fibrosis, emphysema associated with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and interstitial lung disease. His key area of research is studying the mechanisms of airway remodeling in the transplanted lung.

Hays earned a medical degree at the University of Kansas in 1995. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he served as chief resident, and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF. He also completed a lung transplant fellowship at Stanford University Hospital.

Clinics

Lung Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-4145
Fax: (415) 353-4166

Hours: Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (exact times vary depending on number of physicians in clinic)

More about Steve Hays

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

University of Kansas School of Medicine 1995

Residencies

University of Kansas Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1998

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Pulmonary Medicine 2003
Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Lung Transplant 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kern RM, Seethamraju H, Blanc PD, Sinha N, Loebe M, Golden J, Kukreja J, Scheinin S, Hays S, Kleinhenz ME, Leard L, Hoopes C, Singer JP. The Feasibility of Lung Transplantation in HIV-Seropositive Patients. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Jul; 11(6):882-9.
  2. Greenland JR, Jewell NP, Gottschall M, Trivedi NN, Kukreja J, Hays SR, Singer JP, Golden JA, Caughey GH. Bronchoalveolar lavage cell immunophenotyping facilitates diagnosis of lung allograft rejection. Am J Transplant. 2014 Apr; 14(4):831-40.
  3. Singer JP, Blanc PD, Dean YM, Hays S, Leard L, Kukreja J, Golden J, Katz PP. Development and validation of a lung transplant-specific disability questionnaire. Thorax. 2014 May; 69(5):445-50.
  4. Sottile PD, Iturbe D, Katsumoto TR, Connolly MK, Collard HR, Leard LA, Hays S, Golden JA, Hoopes C, Kukreja J, Singer JP. Outcomes in systemic sclerosis-related lung disease after lung transplantation. Transplantation. 2013 Apr 15; 95(7):975-80.
  5. Sayah DM, Koff JL, Leard LE, Hays SR, Golden JA, Singer JP. Rhinovirus and other respiratory viruses exert different effects on lung allograft function that are not mediated through acute rejection. Clin Transplant. 2013 Jan-Feb; 27(1):E64-71.
  6. Greenland JR, Jones KD, Hays SR, Golden JA, Urisman A, Jewell NP, Caughey GH, Trivedi NN. Association of large-airway lymphocytic bronchitis with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Feb 15; 187(4):417-23.
  7. Tan JH, Fidelman N, Durack JC, Hays SR, Leard LL, Laberge JM, Kerlan RK, Golden JA, Gordon RL. Management of recurrent airway strictures in lung transplant recipients using AERO covered stents. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Dec; 21(12):1900-4.
  8. Lee JS, Collard HR, Raghu G, Sweet MP, Hays SR, Campos GM, Golden JA, King TE. Does chronic microaspiration cause idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis? Am J Med. 2010 Apr; 123(4):304-11.
  9. Elicker BM, Golden JA, Ordovas KG, Leard L, Golden TR, Hays SR. Progression of native lung fibrosis in lung transplant recipients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Respir Med. 2010 Mar; 104(3):426-33.
  10. Chen H, Shiboski SC, Golden JA, Gould MK, Hays SR, Hoopes CW, De Marco T. Impact of the lung allocation score on lung transplantation for pulmonary arterial hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 Sep 1; 180(5):468-74.
  11. Barri YM, Sanchez EQ, Jennings LW, Melton LB, Hays S, Levy MF, Klintmalm GB. Acute kidney injury following liver transplantation: definition and outcome. Liver Transpl. 2009 May; 15(5):475-83.
  12. Sweet MP, Patti MG, Hoopes C, Hays SR, Golden JA. Gastro-oesophageal reflux and aspiration in patients with advanced lung disease. Thorax. 2009 Feb; 64(2):167-73.
  13. Gasper WJ, Sweet MP, Golden JA, Hoopes C, Leard LE, Kleinhenz ME, Hays SR, Patti MG. Lung transplantation in patients with connective tissue disorders and esophageal dysmotility. Dis Esophagus. 2008; 21(7):650-5.
  14. Leard LE, Cho BK, Jones KD, Hays SR, Tope WD, Golden JA, Hoopes CW. Fatal diffuse alveolar damage in two lung transplant patients treated with cetuximab. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Dec; 26(12):1340-4.
  15. Gasper WJ, Sweet MP, Hoopes C, Leard LE, Kleinhenz ME, Hays SR, Golden JA, Patti MG. Antireflux surgery for patients with end-stage lung disease before and after lung transplantation. Surg Endosc. 2008 Feb; 22(2):495-500.
  16. Sweet MP, Patti MG, Leard LE, Golden JA, Hays SR, Hoopes C, Theodore PR. Gastroesophageal reflux in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis referred for lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Apr; 133(4):1078-84.
  17. Sweet MP, Hoopes C, Golden J, Hays S, Leard L, Patti M. Prevalence of delayed gastric emptying and gastroesophageal reflux in patients with end-stage lung disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Oct; 82(4):1570; author reply 1570-1.
  18. Sweet MP, Herbella FA, Leard L, Hoopes C, Golden J, Hays S, Patti MG. The prevalence of distal and proximal gastroesophageal reflux in patients awaiting lung transplantation. Ann Surg. 2006 Oct; 244(4):491-7.
  19. Hays SR, Fahy JV. Characterizing mucous cell remodeling in cystic fibrosis: relationship to neutrophils. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006 Nov 1; 174(9):1018-24.
  20. Patti MG, Tedesco P, Golden J, Hays S, Hoopes C, Meneghetti A, Damani T, Way LW. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: how often is it really idiopathic? J Gastrointest Surg. 2005 Nov; 9(8):1053-6; discussion 1056-8.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.