Faculty ProfilesEric Seeley, MD
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117
I am a clinician who focuses on pulmonary procedures, including the advanced bronchoscopic techniques of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (EMN). In general, these are less invasive techniques frequently utilized to diagnose lung nodules, lung masses, mediastinal and hilar enlargement of lymph nodes and lung infections.
In addition I have advanced training in the interventional pulmonary techniques utilized to diagnose and treat malignant and benign processes in the trachea and bronchi. These techniques include rigid bronchoscopy, bronchial and tracheal stent placement, as well as cryoablative techniques including cryospray and cryoprobe ablation. I am also a co-investigator on several industry sponsored trials of lung volume reduction of emphysema through endobronchial coil or valve placement.
* endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
* electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (EMN)
* gold fiducial placement
* rigid bronchoscopy
* cryospray ablation
* Argon Plasma Coagulation
* foreign body removal from the airway
* balloon dilation of the airway (balloon bronchoplasty)
* endobronchial stent placement
* Endobronchial valve placement for bronchopleural fistulae
* lung nodule/mass diagnostics
* hilar and mediastinal lymph node biopsies
* carcinoid tumors
* Lung Cancer
* relapsing polychondritis
* Wegner's Granulomatosis
In order to schedule an appointment to see me in the Interventional Pulmonary clinic at UCSF please call the number above (415-353-7285). During all clinical consultations, it is essential that you bring a disk with a copy of all outside chest CTs or PET scans.
In addition to specializing in pulmonary procedures, I am also an attending in the UCSF medical and surgical intensive care units where I manage critically ill patients with respiratory failure and septic shock. I have done research on sepsis and the acute respiratory distress syndrome and am the course director for the critical care ultrasound course at UCSF.
Education and Training
|Location||Degree or Training||Specialty||Date|
|UCSF/PAMF||Fellowship in Interventional Pulmonary Medicine||Internal Medicine||2014|
|UCSF||Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care||Internal Medicine||2010|
|University of Chicago||M.D.||School of Medicine||2003|
|Northwestern University||B.S. Biomedical Engineering||School of Engineering||1997|
Awards and Honors
Best Abstract Sepsis 2012, International Sepsis Meeting, 2012
Professionalism Award, UCSF, 2007
Resident teaching award, UCSF, 2007
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Recent Articles (30)
Parikh MS, Seeley E, Nguyen-Tran E, Krishna G. Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Injection of Liposomal Amphotericin B for the Treatment of Symptomatic Aspergilloma. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2017 Oct; 24(4):330-333.
Hou D, Ying T, Wang L, Chen C, Lu S, Wang Q, Seeley E, Xu J, Xi X, Li T, Liu J, Tang X, Zhang Z, Zhou J, Bai C, Wang C, Byrne-Steele M, Qu J, Han J, Song Y. Immune Repertoire Diversity Correlated with Mortality in Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus Infected Patients. Sci Rep. 2016 Sep 27; 6:33843.
Chen C, Wang M, Zhu Z, Qu J, Xi X, Tang X, Lao X, Seeley E, Li T, Fan X, Du C, Wang Q, Yang L, Hu Y, Bai C, Zhang Z, Lu S, Song Y, Zhou W. Multiple gene mutations identified in patients infected with influenza A (H7N9) virus. Sci Rep. 2016 05 09; 6:25614.
Sciurba FC, Criner GJ, Strange C, Shah PL, Michaud G, Connolly TA, Deslée G, Tillis WP, Delage A, Marquette CH, Krishna G, Kalhan R, Ferguson JS, Jantz M, Maldonado F, McKenna R, Majid A, Rai N, Gay S, Dransfield MT, Angel L, Maxfield R, Herth FJ, Wahidi MM, Mehta A, Slebos DJ. Effect of Endobronchial Coils vs Usual Care on Exercise Tolerance in Patients With Severe Emphysema: The RENEW Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2016 May 24-31; 315(20):2178-89.
Tong L, Zhou J, Rong L, Seeley EJ, Pan J, Zhu X, Liu J, Wang Q, Tang X, Qu J, Bai C, Song Y. Fibroblast Growth Factor-10 (FGF-10) Mobilizes Lung-resident Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Protects Against Acute Lung Injury. Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 12; 6:21642.
Hough CL, Caldwell ES, Cox CE, Douglas IS, Kahn JM, White DB, Seeley EJ, Bangdiwala SI, Rubenfeld GD, Angus DC, Carson SS. Development and Validation of a Mortality Prediction Model for Patients Receiving 14 Days of Mechanical Ventilation. Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov; 43(11):2339-45.
Mao YX, Xu JF, Seeley EJ, Tang XD, Xu LL, Zhu YG, Song YL, Qu JM. Adipose Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Attenuate Pulmonary Infection Caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa via Inhibiting Overproduction of Prostaglandin E2. Stem Cells. 2015 Jul; 33(7):2331-42.
Kangelaris KN, Prakash A, Liu KD, Aouizerat B, Woodruff PG, Erle DJ, Rogers A, Seeley EJ, Chu J, Liu T, Osterberg-Deiss T, Zhuo H, Matthay MA, Calfee CS. Increased expression of neutrophil-related genes in patients with early sepsis-induced ARDS. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2015 Jun 01; 308(11):L1102-13.
Seeley EJ, Barry SS, Narala S, Matthay MA, Wolters PJ. Noradrenergic neurons regulate monocyte trafficking and mortality during gram-negative peritonitis in mice. J Immunol. 2013 May 01; 190(9):4717-24.
Carson SS, Kahn JM, Hough CL, Seeley EJ, White DB, Douglas IS, Cox CE, Caldwell E, Bangdiwala SI, Garrett JM, Rubenfeld GD. A multicenter mortality prediction model for patients receiving prolonged mechanical ventilation. Crit Care Med. 2012 Apr; 40(4):1171-6.
Sutherland RE, Xu X, Kim SS, Seeley EJ, Caughey GH, Wolters PJ. Parasitic infection improves survival from septic peritonitis by enhancing mast cell responses to bacteria in mice. PLoS One. 2011; 6(11):e27564.
Seeley EJ, McAuley DF, Eisner M, Miletin M, Zhuo H, Matthay MA, Kallet RH. Decreased respiratory system compliance on the sixth day of mechanical ventilation is a predictor of death in patients with established acute lung injury. Respir Res. 2011 Apr 22; 12:52.
Seeley EJ, Chambers HF. Diabetic ketoacidosis precipitated by Staphylococcus aureus abscess and bacteremia due to acupuncture: case report and review of the literature. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Jul 01; 43(1):e6-8.