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Julia Maheshwari


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Dr. Julia Maheshwari is a pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist who focuses on lung transplantation and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She evaluates patients with end-stage lung disease to see if they are candidates for transplantation and cares for transplant recipients. For her patients with COPD, she works within a team of specialists from other disciplines, seeking to improve health-related quality of life, reduce hospital readmissions and streamline consideration for advanced disease therapies.

Maheshwari's research focuses on improving understanding of frailty and sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass and poor muscle quality) in lung transplant patients. She is also involved in clinical trials – studies of promising new therapies or approaches – related to patient care following lung transplantation.

Maheshwari earned her medical degree from New York University Grossman School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. At UCSF, she completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine, focusing on advanced lung disease and lung transplantation.

  • Education

    New York University, MD, 2015

  • Residencies

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2018

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 2021

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    160 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 28, 2023
    Very friendly and listened to all my concerns
    Dec 16, 2023
    Knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly.
    Nov 29, 2023
    Dr was ill-prepared. Walked in cold and was completely uninformed regarding myself and my health history.
    Nov 03, 2023
    Very good
    Oct 30, 2023
    She is one of the most awesome doctors ever!!
    Sep 30, 2023
    Even my care giver was impressed by the care providers concern that I was receiving everything she could do in relation to my health concern.
    Sep 30, 2023
    Just excellent overall
    Sep 13, 2023
    All of the Drs. I've encountered since my bilateral lung have been excellent. No complaints here.
    Aug 06, 2023
    All the staff at the Lung Clinic are exceptional
    Aug 02, 2023
    I absolutely love the staff and the care I receive at UCSF and all of the doctors and staff.
    Jul 26, 2023
    Great listener, addressed ALL issues and offered solutions...very reassuring
    May 04, 2023
    I am completely grateful to Dr. Julia Ann for her assistance throughout the procedure and information. Also to the staff for their care and kindness
    Apr 22, 2023
    Thank you very much for all your attention
    Apr 09, 2023
    Excellent doctor.
    Apr 08, 2023
    I thought the Doctor was very informative.
    Mar 23, 2023
    Seemed in a bit of a hurry, missed ( we both did) a concern the tech had on my chart
    Mar 20, 2023
    Everything was explained to me in a way that I could understand . Helpful after visit notes !
    Mar 11, 2023
    We covered a lot of ground gaining the trust in each other. The practice and art of medicine is as good as the first brush stroke through the last touch.
    Feb 04, 2023
    Dr. Maheshwari listened to my concerns and took the time to answer all of my questions with solutions or notations.
    Feb 03, 2023
    The staff was perfect very good
    Jan 21, 2023
    Of all the providers I have had, this one is the the best. I feel like this is a partnership with trust on both sides.
    Jan 18, 2023
    She answered all my questions. Absolutely, wonderful experience. I'm blessed to have met such an amazing care provider. All staff has been great.
    Jan 14, 2023
    Very good.
    Jan 07, 2023
    I am in good hands at UCSF
    Dec 30, 2022
    She was terrific.
    Dec 16, 2022
    She was very knowledgeable and showed concern.
    Nov 30, 2022
    I felt she was thorough and really listened to me. I hope to see her again.
    Oct 07, 2022
    Dr. Maheshwari was absolutely wonderful. My wife and I were extremely impressed. I have had three different doctors in my journey with UCSF and I have had excellent experiences each time. We feel very blessed to have each of them tending to us.

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