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Steven Hays


Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program

About me

Dr. Steven Hays, a pulmonologist, is medical director of the UCSF Lung Transplant Program, which is known for accepting patients with complex conditions while maintaining superior survival rates. His expertise is in caring for patients with end-stage lung disease who proceed through the lung transplant process. He treats conditions that include cystic fibrosis, emphysema associated with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and interstitial lung disease.

In research, Hays focuses on studying how airway remodeling occurs in the transplanted lung.

Hays earned his medical degree at the University of Kansas. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he served as chief resident, followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF. He also completed a lung transplant fellowship at Stanford Health Care.

  • Education

    University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1995

  • Residencies

    University of Kansas Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1998

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Pulmonary Medicine, 2003

    Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Lung Transplant, 2004

  • Board Certifications

    Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


  • Languages


Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program

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

Lung Transplant Program

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

My reviews


Overall Experience
162 Reviews
My every visit with Dr. Hays is a positive experience. He takes time to answer questions thoroughly offers thoughtful counsel and shows concern for my well being and recovery. I feel very fortunate to be in his care.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
161 Reviews
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
160 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
161 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
161 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
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"We have patients who we’ve been following for over twenty years. We’re going to grow old together."

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