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Daniel Calabrese


Innate immunity researcher and Olympic weight lifting fan

Dr. Daniel Calabrese is a pulmonologist and critical care specialist who cares for patients with advanced lung diseases before and after lung transplantation. He evaluates the lung function of patients with severe lung disease and specializes in caring for those with sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease (ILD), cystic fibrosis, connective tissue disease–associated ILD, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He also cares for patients in the intensive care unit, as well as those who need pulmonary consultations and outpatient care at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

Calabrese's research focuses on understanding what causes various complications following a lung transplant in order to improve outcomes for patients who undergo transplantation.

Calabrese earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington, followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF. He completed additional training in lung transplantation.

Calabrese is a member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, which honored him with the Joel D. Cooper Award. He also received the Harry Shwachman Clinical Investigator Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

  • Education

    Case Western University School of Medicine, 2011

  • Residencies

    University of Washington, Internal Medicine, 2014

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Lung Transplantation, 2018

    UCSF, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 2018