Lorriana Leard, MD


Dr. Lorriana Leard is a pulmonologist who specializes in the care of patients with lung cancer and advanced lung diseases who are candidates for lung transplants. As an expert at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, she evaluates patients who have lung nodules, lung masses or symptoms suggestive of lung cancer. She also performs advanced bronchoscopic procedures, including tracheobronchial dilatation, tracheal and bronchial stent placement and transbronchial needle aspiration.

Leard is board certified in internal medicine, critical care and pulmonary medicine and currently holds the position of professor at UCSF.


Lung Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth 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)

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.

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Stanford University 1993
UC San Diego School of Medicine 1998


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2001


UCSF Medical Center, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine 2005
UCSF Medical Center, Lung Transplant 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Baldwin MR, Singer JP, Huang D, Sell J, Gonzalez WC, Pollack LR, Maurer MS, D'Ovidio FF, Bacchetta M, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM, Shah L, Robbins H, Hays SR, Kukreja J, Greenland JR, Shah RJ, Leard L, Morrell M, Gries C, Katz PP, Christie JD, Diamond JM, Lederer DJ. Refining Low Physical Activity Measurement Improves Frailty Assessment in Advanced Lung Disease and Survivors of Critical Illness. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Aug; 14(8):1270-1279.
  2. Greenland JR, Wong CM, Ahuja R, Wang AS, Uchida C, Golden JA, Hays SR, Leard LE, Rajalingam R, Singer JP, Kukreja J, Wolters PJ, Caughey GH, Tang Q. Donor-Reactive Regulatory T Cell Frequency Increases During Acute Cellular Rejection of Lung Allografts. Transplantation. 2016 Oct; 100(10):2090-8.
  3. Leard LE. Lung transplantation after prior cardiothoracic surgery: To transplant or not to transplant. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Nov; 35(11):1284-1285.
  4. Danesh MJ, Saylor DK, Leard LE, North JP, Fox LP. Acquired acanthosis nigricans with tripe palms in a patient with interstitial lung disease. JAAD Case Rep. 2016 Jan; 2(1):59-62.
  5. Singer JP, Diamond JM, Gries CJ, McDonnough J, Blanc PD, Shah R, Dean MY, Hersh B, Wolters PJ, Tokman S, Arcasoy SM, Ramphal K, Greenland JR, Smith N, Heffernan P, Shah L, Shrestha P, Golden JA, Blumenthal NP, Huang D, Sonett J, Hays S, Oyster M, Katz PP, Robbins H, Brown M, Leard LE, Kukreja J, Bacchetta M, Bush E, D'Ovidio F, Rushefski M, Raza K, Christie JD, Lederer DJ. Frailty Phenotypes, Disability, and Outcomes in Adult Candidates for Lung Transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec 01; 192(11):1325-34.
  6. Tokman S, Hays SR, Leard LE, Bush EL, Kukreja J, Kleinhenz ME, Golden JA, Singer JP. Prolonged Barium-Impaction Ileus in Two Lung Transplant Recipients With Systemic Sclerosis: Case Report. Transplant Proc. 2015 Dec; 47(10):2965-7.
  7. Kern RM, Singer JP, Koth L, Mooney J, Golden J, Hays S, Greenland J, Wolters P, Ghio E, Jones KD, Leard L, Kukreja J, Blanc PD. Lung transplantation for hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Chest. 2015 Jun; 147(6):1558-1565.
  8. Tokman S, Singer JP, Devine MS, Westall GP, Aubert JD, Tamm M, Snell GI, Lee JS, Goldberg HJ, Kukreja J, Golden JA, Leard LE, Garcia CK, Hays SR. Clinical outcomes of lung transplant recipients with telomerase mutations. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Oct; 34(10):1318-24.
  9. Wood DE, Kazerooni E, Baum SL, Dransfield MT, Eapen GA, Ettinger DS, Hou L, Jackman DM, Klippenstein D, Kumar R, Lackner RP, Leard LE, Leung AN, Makani SS, Massion PP, Meyers BF, Otterson GA, Peairs K, Pipavath S, Pratt-Pozo C, Reddy C, Reid ME, Rotter AJ, Sachs PB, Schabath MB, Sequist LV, Tong BC, Travis WD, Yang SC, Gregory KM, Hughes M. Lung cancer screening, version 1.2015: featured updates to the NCCN guidelines. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Jan; 13(1):23-34; quiz 34.
  10. 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.
  11. 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):437-42.
  12. Singer JP, Chen J, Blanc PD, Leard LE, Kukreja J, Chen H. A thematic analysis of quality of life in lung transplant: the existing evidence and implications for future directions. Am J Transplant. 2013 Apr; 13(4):839-50.
  13. Sayah DM, Schwartz BS, Kukreja J, Singer JP, Golden JA, Leard LE. Scedosporium prolificans pericarditis and mycotic aortic aneurysm in a lung transplant recipient receiving voriconazole prophylaxis. Transpl Infect Dis. 2013 Apr; 15(2):E70-4.
  14. 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.
  15. Urisman A, Leard LE, Nathan M, Elicker BM, Hoopes C, Kukreja J, Jones KD. Rapidly progressive pulmonary venoocclusive disease in young women taking oral contraceptives. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Sep; 31(9):1031-6.
  16. Wood DE, Eapen GA, Ettinger DS, Hou L, Jackman D, Kazerooni E, Klippenstein D, Lackner RP, Leard L, Leung AN, Massion PP, Meyers BF, Munden RF, Otterson GA, Peairs K, Pipavath S, Pratt-Pozo C, Reddy C, Reid ME, Rotter AJ, Schabath MB, Sequist LV, Tong BC, Travis WD, Unger M, Yang SC. Lung cancer screening. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2012 Feb; 10(2):240-65.
  17. Watkins KD, Boettger RF, Hanger KM, Leard LE, Golden JA, Hoopes CW, Singer JP. Use of sublingual tacrolimus in lung transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Feb; 31(2):127-32.
  18. Smith L, Singer JP, Hayes M, Golden JA, Leard LE. An analysis of potential risk factors for early complications from fiberoptic bronchoscopy in lung transplant recipients. Transpl Int. 2012 Feb; 25(2):172-8.
  19. Singer JP, Blanc PD, Hoopes C, Golden JA, Koff JL, Leard LE, Cheng S, Chen H. The impact of pretransplant mechanical ventilation on short- and long-term survival after lung transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2011 Oct; 11(10):2197-204.
  20. 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.

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