Laura Koth, MD


An expert in interstitial lung disease, Dr. Laura Koth holds the position of co-director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Center of Excellence at UCSF. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, followed by internal residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at UCSF, where she joined the faculty in 2003. Koth's research activities focus on the mechanisms of lung inflammation and macrophage activation.


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Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Harvard University School of Medicine 1994


Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine 1997


UCSF Medical Center, Pulmonary Disease 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Santhosh L, Koth L, Baudendistel TE, Sharpe B, Monash B. Tissue Isn't the Issue. J Hosp Med. 2018 Apr 25.
  2. Benn BS, Lehman Z, Kidd SA, Miaskowski C, Sunwoo BY, Ho M, Sun S, Ramstein J, Gelfand JM, Koth LL. Sleep disturbance and symptom burden in sarcoidosis. Respir Med. 2018 Mar 24.
  3. Broos CE, Koth LL, van Nimwegen M, In 't Veen JCCM, Paulissen SMJ, van Hamburg JP, Annema JT, Heller-Baan R, Kleinjan A, Hoogsteden HC, Wijsenbeek MS, Hendriks RW, van den Blink B, Kool M. Increased T-helper 17.1 cells in sarcoidosis mediastinal lymph nodes. Eur Respir J. 2018 Mar; 51(3).

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