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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.

Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    200 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 20, 2023
    My doctor is terrific. He answered so many questions that I've had and made me feel like I was doing better than I thought. Many of the symptoms I have are common with transplant patients.
    Nov 16, 2023
    One of the best doctors I have ever seen
    Sep 16, 2023
    Very good
    Sep 03, 2023
    The doctor behaved very kindly and excellent information....
    Aug 26, 2023
    They already mentioned it in the questions: kindness and courtesy. It's what I got from my caregiver. Which makes my day better.
    Aug 25, 2023
    Aug 11, 2023
    All was good
    Jul 28, 2023
    Great doctor to work with.
    Jun 24, 2023
    Dr Kolaitis is AMAZING. He some of the best doctors I've ever seen and genuinely cares about his patients. LOVE my care team.
    Jun 03, 2023
    Very sensitive and informative physician.
    Apr 27, 2023
    The whole team is great. Dr. Kolaitis is fabulous. His whole team works well together.
    Feb 26, 2023
    Feb 25, 2023
    Very great care... I would recommend this clinic to anyone!
    Feb 24, 2023
    Dr. Kolaitis is great! Always a pleasure to see him
    Feb 17, 2023
    Excellent customer communication skiills and very intelligent
    Feb 16, 2023
    The appointments and experience were sensational. Dr. Kolaitis explained my condition throughly. Went over possibilities of medication assistance. Should me studies about outcomes and trails of the medicines and patterned with me in the decisions about the course of care. I could not have been more satisfied.
    Nov 19, 2022
    This doctor is consistently personable caring an excellent communicator and professional.
    Nov 18, 2022
    Excellent care providers
    Nov 10, 2022
    My care provider is very thorough and caring could not ask for a better one!
    Oct 29, 2022
    Excellent visit
    Sep 30, 2022
    Sep 22, 2022
    Could not be happier.
    Aug 15, 2022
    It was a good visit!!!
    Feb 08, 2022
    I think the care I receive from UCSF is outstanding!!

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