Nicholas Andreas Kolaitis


Lover of rescue dogs and fixing his 1965 Volvo

About me

Dr. Nicholas Andreas Kolaitis is a specialist in pulmonary and critical care medicine, with a focus on lung transplantation and pulmonary hypertension. In the hospital, he cares for patients with advanced lung disease before and after lung transplantation. In the clinic, he cares for patients with lung transplants, pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs) and pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the blood vessels of the lungs). He also supervises fellows in pulmonary medicine as they provide care for patients with other conditions related to the lungs.

Kolaitis' research focuses on ways to improve quality of life for patients with advanced lung disease.

Kolaitis earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at UCLA Health, followed by fellowships in lung transplantation and pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF.

Kolaitis is a member of the California Thoracic Society, Pulmonary Hypertension Association, American Thoracic Society, and International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

  • Education

    UC San Diego School of Medicine, 2012

  • Residencies

    UCLA, Internal Medicine, 2015

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Lung Transplantation, 2017

    UCSF, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 2018