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Lung Health Center at Parnassus

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The UCSF Lung Health Center at Parnassus offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with all types of lung disease other than lung cancer. Conditions treated include asthma, emphysema, occupational respiratory diseases, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary complications of AIDS.

The UCSF Advanced COPD Clinic cares for patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema. Our team of specialists helps patients manage their conditions and provides respiratory therapy, nutrition counseling and pulmonary rehabilitation in a setting dedicated to COPD care. We are also one of the few Bay Area clinics to offer treatments for severe emphysema – such as endobronchial valves and lung transplantation – to patients with COPD or alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (a genetic disease that increases the risk of developing emphysema).

COVID-19 Follow-Up Clinic

We provide follow-up care for patients who have recovered from COVID-19. Our specialized OPTIMAL Clinic brings together specialists from pulmonology, geriatrics and psychiatry to care for patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 or have persistent pulmonary symptoms. Care is provided at regular intervals for 12 months after hospitalization.

Doctor referral required

Our locations

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    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.


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    Impact of Metabolic Dysfunction and Mucus Plugging on Asthma Physiology

    We will compare change in EELV during the CPET (Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test) between the obese asthma patients with MD or without MD and between the patients with severe asthma with mucus plugs or without mucus plugs.


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    Tissue Immune Interaction in Nasal Polyposis

    This study enrolls chronic rhinosinusitis patients with and without nasal polyps. Investigators aim to compare the percentage of ILC2 and tuft cells present in nasal tissue and secretions between those who present with nasal polyp...


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    Lung Function Outcomes Following Removal of Airway Mucus Plugs in Patients With Asthma (FOCUS)

    We will assess change from baseline FEV1 one week after and six months after removal of mucus plugs by bronchoscopy.


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    PrecISE (Precision Interventions for Severe and/or Exacerbation-Prone Asthma) Network Study

    Assessed prior to bronchodilator administration. Efficacy analyses will compare the end-of-period outcome values between test treatment and placebo.


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    Blood Lymphocytes in Asthmatics Treated With Therapeutic Proteins

    The investigators will compare lymphocyte counts in healthy controls to asthmatics on and off therapeutic proteins.


    Decorative Caduceus

    CF And Effects of Drugs Mixed Ex Vivo With Sputum for Mucolytic Treatment


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    The Effect of NAC on Lung Function and CT Mucus Score

    The primary outcome is the % change in FEV1 from the start to the end of each two-week treatment period (either placebo or 20% NAC).


    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Among the top hospitals in the nation

    • usnews-pulmonology

      No. 8 in the nation for pulmonology & lung surgery

    • Rated high-performing hospital for COPD

    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.

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    Patient Relations

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    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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    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.

    • UCSF Airway Clinical Research Center

      The UCSF Airway Clinical Research Center investigates both new and existing treatments for airway conditions, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis.

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