Yaron B. Gesthalter, MD

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 effusions, asthma, airway obstructions and interstitial lung disease.

Gesthalter has a special interest in using minimally invasive procedures to treat malignancies that affect 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. He then completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Boston University School of Medicine, a research fellowship in computational biomedicine at Boston University School of Medicine and 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.

Clinics

Thoracic Surgery and Oncology
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1705
Phone: (415) 885-3882
Fax: (415) 353-7151

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Yaron B. Gesthalter

Additional Languages

Hebrew

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

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Rivera E, Gesthalter Y, Vardelaan P, Chee A, Majid A. Sarcoidosis With Pleural Effusion as the Presenting Symptom. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2018 Apr; 25(2):148-151.
  2. Gesthalter YB, Koppelman E, Bolton R, Slatore CG, Yoon SH, Cain HC, Tanner NT, Au DH, Clark JA, Wiener RS. Evaluations of Implementation at Early-Adopting Lung Cancer Screening Programs: Lessons Learned. Chest. 2017 07; 152(1):70-80.
  3. Lam S, Mandrekar SJ, Gesthalter Y, Allen Ziegler KL, Seisler DK, Midthun DE, Mao JT, Aubry MC, McWilliams A, Sin DD, Shaipanich T, Liu G, Johnson E, Bild A, Lenburg ME, Ionescu DN, Mayo J, Yi JE, Tazelaar H, Harmsen WS, Smith J, Spira AE, Beane J, Limburg PJ, Szabo E. A Randomized Phase IIb Trial of myo-Inositol in Smokers with Bronchial Dysplasia. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2016 Dec; 9(12):906-914.
  4. Gesthalter YB, Wiener RS, Kathuria H. A Call to Formalize Training in Tobacco Dependence Treatment for Pulmonologists. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Apr; 13(4):460-1.
  5. Gesthalter YB, Vick J, Steiling K, Spira A. Translating the transcriptome into tools for the early detection and prevention of lung cancer. Thorax. 2015 May; 70(5):476-81.
  6. Kathuria H, Gesthalter Y, Spira A, Brody JS, Steiling K. Updates and controversies in the rapidly evolving field of lung cancer screening, early detection, and chemoprevention. Cancers (Basel). 2014 May 16; 6(2):1157-79.

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