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Ramona Doyle


Swimmer, cyclist and avid reader

Dr. Ramona Doyle is a pulmonologist who provides consultations and ongoing care for patients with advanced lung and heart disease, particularly those with rare or complex cases. Her areas of special interest include care for patients with suppressed immune systems as well as care before and after transplant surgery.

Doyle's research focuses on complex and rare lung and heart diseases. She has designed and conducted studies in academic and biotech settings, and supervised research as an executive in the public and private sectors.

After earning a bachelors in English at Sewanee and a master of science degree in physiology at the University of Oxford, Doyle earned her medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine. She completed training in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF. She was attracted by UCSF's excellent programs and the opportunity to take on the challenges of the AIDS epidemic. Caring for patients with AIDS within UCSF's pioneering and inclusive culture shaped her career, including her decision to become a pulmonologist. She returned to UCSF after 12 years on the faculty at Stanford Medicine.

Doyle is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and serves on the Pulmonary Hypertension Association's board of trustees. She is a member of the American Thoracic Society and the American College of Physicians.

Doyle finds teaching a joy. In bedside training she often uses fiction and poetry to help medical learners build understanding and empathy for patients and families from unfamiliar situations, communities and cultures.

In her free time, Doyle loves swimming in the San Francisco Bay and bicycling around the Bay Area. She is an avid reader of fiction and poetry.

  • Education

    University of Oxford, MS, Physiology, 1984

    Emory School of Medicine, 1988

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 1991

    UCSF, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 1994

Patient care is my privilege and passion. Through my work in biotech, I hope to change the course for patients with rare and terminal conditions.

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