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Laura L. Koth



Dr. Laura Koth is a pulmonologist and an expert in interstitial lung disease. She is co-director of UCSF's interstitial lung disease center of excellence.

Koth's research activities focus on the mechanisms of lung inflammation and macrophage activation. Macrophages are a type of white blood cell with important roles in immune response.

Koth earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed residency training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine UCSF. She joined the UCSF faculty in 2003.

  • Education

    Harvard University School of Medicine, 1994

  • Residencies

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1997

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Pulmonary Disease, 2003

  • Board Certifications

    Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


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    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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    Knew the important information about your medical history
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    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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    The provider spent enough time with me
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    "Over the last decade or so, there have been a lot of advances in the field of fibrotic interstitial lung disease. I'm excited that the next 10 years are going to be absolutely amazing. "

    My work

    Our programs: ILD - Interstitial Lung Disease