Eric J. Seeley, MD

Director, Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. Eric J. Seeley is a pulmonologist who specializes in minimally invasive procedures to diagnose lung nodules, lung masses, enlarged lymph nodes and lung infections. He is the director of Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonary Medicine, a relatively new subspecialty in which bronchoscopy is used to diagnose and treat lung cancer. He also serves in the medical and surgical intensive care units.

Seeley has advanced training in the interventional pulmonary techniques used to diagnose and treat malignant as well as benign processes in the trachea and bronchi, which are the main passageways to the lungs. These techniques include rigid bronchoscopy, bronchial and tracheal stent placement, and cryoablation, which uses extreme cold to destroy cancerous tissues. He is also a co-investigator on several trials using endobronchial coils or valve replacement to improve lung function in patients with emphysema.

While earning his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Seeley was a visiting Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellow at Stanford University. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF.

Seeley is a fellow of the College of Chest Physicians. He is site director of UCSF's fellowship program in interventional pulmonary medicine.


Thoracic Surgery and Oncology
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1705
Phone: (415) 885-3882
Fax: (415) 353-7151

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

  • Cryoresection of Airway Tumors
  • Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (EMN)
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Biopsy (EBUS)
  • Endobronchial Valve Placement for BPF
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy

Board Certification

Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Eric J. Seeley


University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 2003


UCSF, Internal Medicine 2006


UCSF, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 2010
UCSF/Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Interventional Pulmonary Medicine 2014

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Alshelli I, Seeley EJ. Pulmonary Sclerosing Pneumocytoma: Did Lightening Just Strike Twice? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Nov 27.
  2. Rosenblum MK, Wang SX, Seeley EJ. A mass that has no (EBUS) echo. Respir Med Case Rep. 2018; 23:18-20.
  3. Parikh MS, Seeley E, Nguyen-Tran E, Krishna G. Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Injection of Liposomal Amphotericin B for the Treatment of Symptomatic Aspergilloma. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2017 Oct; 24(4):330-333.

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