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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

I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to improve the care of patients suffering from severe lung disease.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    44 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 22, 2023
    Always a treat to speak with him. I have goals.
    Apr 16, 2023
    I love my team at lung transplant center
    Mar 17, 2023
    Provider was wonderful
    Feb 09, 2023
    Thanks for medical advice
    Nov 13, 2022
    Very kind and really understanding of what My issues have been. Very easy to talk to
    Sep 02, 2022
    Excellent communication
    Apr 10, 2022
    Dr. Was very professional--informed of my case had suggestions for improving my health and evaluated the efficacy of the medicine I am taking. I was so impressed that he was so informed on my situation when we had not yet met.
    Feb 11, 2022
    The provider had met with me before and I really liked how he explained things so I was able to see a bigger picture and understand the smallest problems. I love learning how the body works when there is a problem and he explains it so well.
    Sep 25, 2021
    He is one smart doctor whose first question to me was asking what issues I wanted to talk about. He then addressed mine plus others. Offered explanations of my problem that no other doctor explained to me. It all made sense. He is an excellent communicator.