Nicholas Andreas Kolaitis


Director of Bronchoscopy, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine
Lover of rescue dogs and fixing his 1965 Volvo

Dr. Nicholas Andreas Kolaitis is a specialist in pulmonary and critical care medicine, with a focus on lung transplantation and pulmonary hypertension. He is the director of bronchoscopy for the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine. 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

What a blessing to be continually inspired by the incredible patients I see. It is truly a gift to practice medicine.

Clinics I work with

Lung Transplant Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143

Pulmonary Practice at Parnassus

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews


Overall Experience
175 Reviews
Dr. Kolaitis was exceptional. I had heard good things about him and he was everything I hoped he would be.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
174 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
174 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
170 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
175 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
174 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
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