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Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program

The UCSF Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program is dedicated to improving the lives of patients with interstitial lung disease, or ILD. We do this by focusing on patient care, education and research, and community building.

The program specializes in the comprehensive care of people with all types of ILD. We provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment recommendations, working as a team to review each case thoroughly so as to optimize disease and symptom management. We communicate directly with patients and their referring doctors to assure continuity of care and appropriate follow-up. For more information, visit our ILD patient education website.

As part of an academic medical center, we are committed to meeting the educational needs of our community. For patients and families, we hold seminars on ILD and offer a support group for anyone affected by this condition, called Living Well With ILD. For doctors and other health care providers, we offer continuing medical education sessions on interstitial lung disease as well as a quarterly newsletter.

What sets us apart

Inside the Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program

Learn how our expert providers leverage research, collaboration and the latest medications to support patients with ILD.

Our locations (3)

    Patient education

    ILD Resources

    Patients living with interstitial lung disease (ILD) will find numerous resources listed here, offering information and support.

    Supplemental Oxygen

    Find Supplemental Oxygen Resources including, The Need for Supplemental Oxygen, Your Oxygen Equipment, Oxygen Safety, Traveling With Oxygen, and more.

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation for ILD Patients

    Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive program for lung disease patients whose symptoms are impacting their everyday activities. Learn more here.

    ILD Nutrition Manual

    Nutrition Manual for Interstitial Lung Disease including, General Guidelines for Eating Healthy, Body Mass Index, Increasing Protein in Your Diet and more.

    Pulmonary Hypertension and Interstitial Lung Disease

    Pulmonary hypertension, or PH, occurs when blood pressure in the lungs becomes elevated, and can be caused by a thickening of the pulmonary artery walls.

    Decorative Caduceus

    OCS™ Lung TOP Registry For Donor Lungs for Transplantation

    Primary Effectiveness Endpoint


    Decorative Caduceus

    Use of CXCL9 as a Biomarker of Acthar Efficacy


    Decorative Caduceus

    10°C vs 4°C Lung Preservation RCT

    PGD is graded on a scale of 0 to 3 based on ISHLT guidelines, where PGD Grade 3 indicates severe primary graft dysfunction.


    Decorative Caduceus

    Study of Efficacy and Safety of Inhaled Treprostinil in Subjects With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibr...

    The FVC measurement indicates the amount of air a person can forcefully and quickly exhale after taking a deep breath.


    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Among the top hospitals in the nation

    • usnews-pulmonology

      No. 8 in the nation for pulmonology & lung surgery

    • PFF-2x

      Designated pulmonary fibrosis care center

    • 450-2x

      new patients treated each year

    Support services

    Patient Resource

    Case Management & Social Work

    Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.


    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week class teaches mindfulness practices that can reduce stress and improve your overall health, such as meditation and body awareness.

    Patient Resource

    Patient Relations

    We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.

    Support Group

    Pulmonary Support Groups

    Find support groups for people with pulmonary conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary hypertension.

    Patient Resource

    Spiritual Care Services

    Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers.

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    International Services

    If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreting Services

    UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

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    Hospital Stays

    Make your hospital stay as smooth and comfortable as possible by finding out how to prepare and what to expect.

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    Your Doctor Visit

    See our top 10 tips for making your UCSF doctor’s appointment as stress-free and productive as possible.

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    Related clinics

    Lung Transplant Program

    400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Our research initiatives

    • Interstitial-Lung-Disease-Research-2x

      Interstitial Lung Disease Research

      UCSF's interstitial lung disease researchers investigate how lung tissue scarring develops and progresses, and evaluate potential new treatments.

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