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Harold R. Collard Jr.


Director of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute
Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program

Dr. Harold R. Collard is a pulmonologist and director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program at UCSF Medical Center. His primary interest is in managing patients with interstitial lung disease, including how best to diagnose and treat the condition, and how it impacts a patient's quality of life and survival. Collard also directs the Clinical & Translational Science Institute, which seeks to improve patient and community health by facilitating research that evaluates treatments and converts scientific findings into practical use.

Collard earned his medical degree at Duke University. He completed an internship, a residency and a chief residency in internal medicine at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Colorado Prior to joining UCSF, he was with National Jewish Health's center on interstitial lung disease.

  • Education

    Duke University School of Medicine, 1997

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2000

  • Fellowships

    University of Colorado Medical Center, 2004

  • Board Certifications

    Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

I feel very blessed to have this job. The chance to work with people – to help them directly in the clinic – is a privilege.

Where I see patients (3)


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

    My work

    Our programs: ILD - Interstitial lung disease
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