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Harold R. Collard


ILD specialist and vice chancellor for research

Dr. Harold R. Collard is a pulmonologist and member of the UCSF Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program. In treating patients with various forms of ILD, he seeks to optimize care by actively partnering with his patients and their loved ones.

Collard earned his medical degree at Duke University. He completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF, serving as chief resident, followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Colorado.

Collard serves as vice chancellor for research at UCSF.

  • Education

    Duke University School of Medicine, MD, 1997

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2000

  • Fellowships

    University of Colorado Medical Center, 2004

  • Board Certifications

    Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

"Finding inspiration is easy. You just have to look at the patients."

My work

Q&A: Help and hope for ILD patients

Dr. Collard discusses what research has taught us about ILD and what he has learned from his patients.

Inside the Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program

Learn how Dr. Collard and his team leverage research, collaboration and the latest medications to support patients with ILD.

My priority as a health care provider is to understand and address my patients' needs and priorities in the context of their values and preferences.

Selected research