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Jeffrey A. Golden


Associate Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program

Dr. Jeffrey Golden, associate medical director of the UCSF Lung Transplant Program, is a pulmonologist who cares for patients with severe lung disease, particularly those who are candidates for lung transplants.

Golden is director of clinical trials (studies to evaluate new therapies) for the Interstitial Lung Disease Program. In 2010, one of his longtime patients, Nina Ireland, left $48 million – almost her entire estate – to UCSF, creating the Nina Ireland Program for Lung Health. The ambitious program supports creative, collaborative approaches to advancing patient care, professional training and research in pulmonary medicine.

Golden earned his medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his training in both internal medicine and pulmonary medicine at UCSF. He completed pulmonary research training at the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute, where he studied ozone inhalation in humans as a model of asthma.

  • Education

    Washington University School of Medicine, 1972

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1975

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Pulmonary Medicine, 1977

  • Board Certifications

    Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title



"I hope we can find medications so people like me, who do lung transplants, go out of business."

Where I see patients (3)

    My work

    A cystic fibrosis patient who was out of options

    Bradley was so severely ill that no other hospital would approve him for the treatment that might save his life: a lung transplant. Dr. Golden accepted the challenge.

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    45 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 06, 2023
    He is one my most favorite doctors
    Aug 25, 2023
    Great doctor and great person
    Jul 20, 2023
    Dr. Golden was very engaged and gave me the feeling I was his only patient. He answered all of my questions and concerns and I believe he truly cared about my situation and was willing to go the extra mile to be sure he provided me with the best diagnosis and alternatives he possible could. He is very thorough. I felt very comfortable in he is hands.
    Mar 07, 2023
    Feb 26, 2023
    I continue to be very pleased and grateful to be cared for by the health team at UCSF. Everyone who connects with me is very polite professional and caring and it's a real pleasure to connect with them for my visits.
    Nov 18, 2022
    I felt this physician was all over the place and not that familiar with my individual case. He spent most of his time trying to read from charts
    Aug 30, 2022
    Dr. Golden is awesome! I feel really hopeful for the first time in a long time.
    Aug 13, 2022
    Dr Golden is so kind and caring. And he listens and is actually interested in anything I have to say. He's Awesome
    Jul 19, 2022
    I've known Dr. Golden for over 40 years and he has been my pulmonologist for my current condition for about a dozen years. He is a wonderful doctor who has been taking care of me diagnosed my condition properly and explained what was going on.

    Selected research

    Decorative Caduceus

    Study of Efficacy and Safety of Inhaled Treprostinil in Subjects With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibr...

    The FVC measurement indicates the amount of air a person can forcefully and quickly exhale after taking a deep breath.