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Eric J. Seeley


Director, Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
Interventional pulmonologist

Dr. Eric J. Seeley is a pulmonologist who specializes in minimally invasive procedures to diagnose lung nodules, lung masses, enlarged lymph nodes and lung infections. He is the director of bronchoscopy and interventional pulmonary medicine, a relatively new subspecialty in which a specialized endoscope for the airways is used to diagnose and treat lung cancer. He also cares for patients in the intensive care units.

Seeley has advanced training in pulmonary techniques used to diagnose and treat both cancerous and noncancerous growths in the trachea and bronchi (the main passageways to the lungs). These techniques include rigid bronchoscopy, bronchial and tracheal stent placement (surgically placing small tubes that keep airways open), and cryoablation (using extreme cold to destroy cancerous tissues). He is also a co-investigator on several trials using endobronchial coils or valve replacement to improve lung function in patients with emphysema.

While earning his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Seeley was a visiting Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellow at Stanford University. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF.

Seeley is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is site director of UCSF's fellowship program in interventional pulmonary medicine.

  • Education

    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2003

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2006

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 2010

    UCSF/Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Interventional Pulmonary Medicine, 2014

  • Board Certifications

    Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    148 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 29, 2023
    Dr. Seeley is great.
    Oct 11, 2023
    Always a good experience with Dr. Seeley
    Sep 11, 2023
    Follow up instructions were not provided. We were only informed that someone will reach out to schedule follow-up appointments. This follow-up process is extremely slow and appointments made are usually pretty far-out. Given the current situation of the patient this is not desired.
    Aug 26, 2023
    Very knowledgeable and personable. Gave a thorough explanation referring to scan image slides. Made sure that I knew exactly what he would do next and when. Also made sure that I knew what symptoms I should look for that would merit a phone call to him at a later date.
    Aug 20, 2023
    Difficulty was before appt getting the needed tests to the technician. If a test was wrong or incomplete he did not call requesting what was needed. A couple months time was lost waiting.
    Aug 19, 2023
    Excellent attention to my needs thoughts etc.
    Aug 18, 2023
    When I found out of a possible problem from an X-ray and getting hold of the team I couldn't have asked for a better communication process. Fantastic!
    Aug 04, 2023
    A very fine professional caring Dr. With exceptional expertise!
    Jul 16, 2023
    Dr. Seeley is an excellent Physician. He listens he cares about his patients.
    Jun 30, 2023
    Dr. Seeley is excellent. My procedure went smoothly & I had NO discomfort after.
    Jun 28, 2023
    Extremely helpful appointment. Very informative and thoroughly addressed my concerns and options
    Jun 03, 2023
    The Dr. Was very attentive compassionate respectful and our family really felt comfortable with him especially not knowing what the future holds.
    Apr 21, 2023
    Extremely kind informative and professional
    Apr 08, 2023
    Always good talking to Dr Seeley. Have faith in him.
    Mar 16, 2023
    Dr. Seeley always does an excellent job dealing with questions concerns etc.
    Mar 14, 2023
    Very good experienced very professional.
    Mar 11, 2023
    Wonderful experience
    Feb 25, 2023
    Dr. Seeley showed the upmost care kindness and professionalism. He was incredibly knowledgeable. We have recommended doctor Seeley to a friend In need of a pulmonologist and he has an upcoming appointment. Dr. Seeley is a wonderful asset to the UCSF organization. We are very grateful to be able to see him.
    Feb 17, 2023
    Dr Seeley is attentive listens well and prescribes what's indicated. Attends to all my medications how they interact and what seems to address my primary symptoms.
    Jan 22, 2023
    Dr. Seeley is excellent!
    Nov 19, 2022
    I am delighted that Dr. Seeley takes my concerns seriously. I no longer hat to struggle to be a partner in my care. Thanks a bunch.
    Oct 15, 2022
    Was rushed
    Jul 20, 2022
    He was wonderful.
    May 22, 2022
    I was not told exactly what the findings were and was not informed of the life threatening cancer in the other areas that were clear to this provider (Dr. Seeley )
    Apr 13, 2022
    I felt complete confidence in all he said
    Mar 18, 2022
    Dr Seeley us always very attentive to my concerns and recommends changes as we agree are needed.
    Feb 05, 2022
    Dr. Seeley's recommendation about getting a PET scan prior to a biopsy turned out to be a key piece of advice.