Skip to Main Content

Brian Block


Film lover and mediocre golfer

Dr. Brian Block is a pulmonologist who cares for patients with all types of lung disease. He has a special interest in patients with lung conditions who are in intensive care.

Block conducts research on how patients and families prepare for making decisions in the intensive care unit. He is interested in improving support for those who face difficult medical decisions.

Block earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, serving as chief resident. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF.

Block is a member of the American College of Physicians, Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Thoracic Society.

Block lives in San Francisco with his wife and two young children. After growing up in the East Bay and spending 15 years away, he is happy to be back in the Bay Area.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 2012

  • Residencies

    Columbia University, Internal Medicine, 2016

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 2019

  • Board Certifications

    Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

In volunteering for national physician organizations, I use my voice to try to improve health care delivery and reduce inequities.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    80 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 31, 2023
    The pulmonologist was terrific! He spent considerable time with me explained this very clearly answered any questions clearly - exemplary.
    Oct 03, 2023
    Very good listener and accurately understood my medical history summary was very accurate.
    Apr 30, 2023
    Very professional and Informative all time
    Mar 29, 2023
    It's the best and very good.
    Mar 21, 2023
    Dr. Block went over and beyond of all Doctors we have ever seen. Thoughtful warm hearted discussions about my issue's. We consider Dr. Block our Guardian Angel who will guide us through this journey.
    Feb 20, 2023
    Dr Block is very compassionate and takes time to explained all details of your care.
    Feb 03, 2023
    I have total confidence in Dr. Block.
    Jan 11, 2023
    Dr. Block is by far one of the best doctors I have encountered over the years. He is kind thorough and excellent at explaining things in layman's terms.
    Jan 11, 2023
    Dr Block is very thorough and communicates clearly. Listens actively. Was well prepared.
    Oct 27, 2022
    Oct 18, 2022
    Dr Block was very thorough and clear
    Oct 17, 2022
    I have had the necessity unfortunately to see many doctors over the past few years. Dr. Block was/is OUTSTANDING. He was well prepared with my complicated history was very knowledgeable and recommended several other specialists for me that have been useful. Unlike many other doctors he tried to put the whole picture together recognizing that the thigh bone Is connected to the knee bone etc. He gets my personal top rating.
    Sep 23, 2022
    I strongly recommend this doctor. Very thorough with his questions answers recommendations and testing. I was well taken care of.
    Aug 18, 2022
    Dr. Block explained everything so that I could understand.
    Aug 11, 2022
    Talented caring dr
    Jul 24, 2022
    Dr Block is truly what every health care provider should aspire to be.
    Jul 21, 2022
    Dr. Block was exceptional and I have seen a lot of doctors. I was impressed by how much he knew about me before I started talking.
    Feb 18, 2022
    Dr. Block is amazing!
    Feb 12, 2022
    I feel Dr. Block goes out of his way to be helpful.

    Selected research