Homer Boushey


Chief of Allergy and Immunology

About me

Dr. Homer Boushey is recognized nationally and internationally for his work in pulmonary medicine. He is an expert in research on care of patients with diseases of the airways, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with a focus on the effects of pollutants, allergens and infectious agents.

Boushey has studied asthma's causes and treatments for more than 30 years. Lately he has focused on applying new methods for detecting microbes to the study not only of asthma but also of COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and other lung diseases.

After earning his medical degree from UCSF in 1968, Boushey completed residency training in internal medicine at UCSF and at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. He then pursued specialty training in pulmonary medicine at the University of Oxford and UCSF.

Boushey joined the UCSF faculty in 1974 and has served in numerous leadership roles, including vice chair of the Department of Medicine and chief of the medical service. Recently he has served as chief of the allergy and immunology division and director of the Airway Clinical Research Center.

  • Education

    UCSF, 1968

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 1970

  • Fellowship

    UCSF, Pulmonary Diseases, 1973

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