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Yaron B. Gesthalter


Interventional pulmonologist

Dr. Yaron B. Gesthalter is a pulmonologist who treats patients with conditions affecting the airways, lungs and pleura (the membranes covering the lungs). These conditions include lung nodules, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pleural effusion, asthma, airway obstruction and interstitial lung disease.

Gesthalter has a special interest in using minimally invasive procedures to treat cancers affecting the lungs.

Gesthalter's research investigates how to reduce lung cancer risk through computational biological methods and lung cancer screening.

Gesthalter earned his medical degree at Tel Aviv University and completed a residency in internal medicine at Yale University. At Boston University School of Medicine, he completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine and a research fellowship in computational biomedicine. He then completed a fellowship in interventional pulmonary medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Gesthalter is a member of the American Thoracic Society, International Society of Pleural Diseases and American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology.

  • Education

    Tel Aviv University, 2008

  • Residencies

    Yale University, Internal Medicine, 2011

  • Fellowships

    Boston University School of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care, 2015

    Boston University School of Medicine, Computational Biomedicine, 2016

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Interventional Pulmonary Medicine, 2017

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

  • Languages


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    139 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 03, 2023
    Doctor demeanor was unexpected and not appreciated.
    Nov 23, 2023
    Is very open to questions & explains things in a very understandable way.
    Oct 27, 2023
    Very professional and to the point
    Oct 27, 2023
    I felt the doctor understood and heard everything I was saying and honored my questions was incredible listener and compassionate as well
    Sep 29, 2023
    Respected my wishes not to be informed on the details. As I told I trust them to do what needs to be done. Just to tell be where & when to be there. Because I'm trying hard not to think about it. I know they wanted to tell me but I asked them not to.
    Sep 22, 2023
    Top notch professional provider!
    Sep 10, 2023
    I would recommend this doctor to anyone. Like I said he's very knowledgeable compassionate and has empathy.
    Aug 17, 2023
    Jul 20, 2023
    Dr. Gesthalter has been very patient and understanding of all my concerns.
    Jun 02, 2023
    I feel I am in very good hands with Dr. Gesthalter.
    Jun 01, 2023
    Dr. Gesthalter and those of his team I have dealt with are all 5s even by the high standards I have come to expect from UCSF.
    Jun 01, 2023
    Dr. Yaron Gesthalter is excellent in all respects.
    May 11, 2023
    Dr. Gesthalter is excellent in all respects.
    Apr 27, 2023
    Such a wonderful doctor- not only a great surgeon but so caring.
    Apr 08, 2023
    Dr G truly has saved my life & helped me understand some of what's going in/out of myself
    Mar 18, 2023
    I didn't have the televist I waited in que for about 10 minutes before I left
    Mar 09, 2023
    Don't want to recommend him!! He's busy enough. I want to be able get in to see him!!
    Dec 26, 2022
    Started with another MD who was a fellow but did not explain if she was fellow resident or attending
    Nov 07, 2022
    Far exceeded expectations. Dr G is a rockstar!
    Nov 05, 2022
    Dr. Gesthalter provides the most superb medical service.
    Jun 02, 2022
    My pulmonologist suggested we follow up with another scan in a year.
    May 27, 2022
    Dr. Gesthalter was terrific. He was patient and caring and forthright.I left feeling more informed about my health.