Lorriana Leard, MD is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and a board-certified pulmonologist who specializes in the care of patients with lung cancer and advanced lung diseases who are candidates for lung transplants. As an expert at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, she evaluates patients who have lung nodules, lung masses or symptoms suggestive of lung cancer, and she helped to establish the Lung Cancer Screening Program at UCSF. She also performs advanced bronchoscopic procedures, including Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS), tracheobronchial dilatation, tracheal and bronchial stent placement, transbronchial needle aspiration and biopsies, and gold fiducial placement in preparation for Cyberknife therapy.
Dr. Leard received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her M.D. from the University of California San Diego. After completing her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, she came to the University of California San Francisco for her Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. She completed an additional subspecialty fellowship in Lung Transplantation at the University of California San Francisco and joined the faculty in 2006.
Her major academic interests include Lung Transplantation, Interventional Bronchoscopy, and Lung Cancer. She cares for patients on the Lung Transplant service, and at the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mt. Zion.
UCSF Lung Cancer Screening Program offers same day low-dose CT scan and consultation with a pulmonologist. The process of being screened for lung cancer is explained in this video by Dr. Lorriana Leard
Awards & Honors
Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF, 2011
Michael S. Stulbarg Outstanding Teaching Award, UCSF, 2007
Dr. Leard's current research interests include (1) Assessment of the role of Donor Specific Antibodies in the development of Bronchiolitis obliterans, (2) Bronchoscopy Complications, and (3) Lung Cancer Screening.
Most recent publications from a total of 27
Leard LE. Lung transplantation after prior cardiothoracic surgery: To transplant or not to transplant. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Nov; 35(11):1284-1285. View in PubMed
Greenland JR, Wong CM, Ahuja R, Wang AS, Uchida C, Golden JA, Hays SR, Leard LE, Rajalingam R, Singer JP, Kukreja J, Wolters PJ, Caughey GH, Tang Q. Donor-Reactive Regulatory T-Cell Frequency Increases During Acute Cellular Rejection of Lung Allografts. Transplantation. 2016 Apr 13. View in PubMed
Danesh MJ, Saylor DK, Leard LE, North JP, Fox LP. Acquired acanthosis nigricans with tripe palms in a patient with interstitial lung disease. JAAD Case Rep. 2016 Jan; 2(1):59-62. View in PubMed
Tokman S, Hays SR, Leard LE, Bush EL, Kukreja J, Kleinhenz ME, Golden JA, Singer JP. Prolonged Barium-Impaction Ileus in Two Lung Transplant Recipients With Systemic Sclerosis: Case Report. Transplant Proc. 2015 Dec; 47(10):2965-7. View in PubMed
Kern RM, Singer JP, Koth L, Mooney J, Golden J, Hays S, Greenland J, Wolters P, Ghio E, Jones KD, Leard L, Kukreja J, Blanc PD. Lung transplantation for hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Chest. 2015 Jun; 147(6):1558-65. View in PubMed
Wood DE, Kazerooni E, Baum SL, Dransfield MT, Eapen GA, Ettinger DS, Hou L, Jackman DM, Klippenstein D, Kumar R, Lackner RP, Leard LE, Leung AN, Makani SS, Massion PP, Meyers BF, Otterson GA, Peairs K, Pipavath S, Pratt-Pozo C, Reddy C, Reid ME, Rotter AJ, Sachs PB, Schabath MB, Sequist LV, Tong BC, Travis WD, Yang SC, Gregory KM, Hughes M. Lung cancer screening, version 1.2015: featured updates to the NCCN guidelines. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Jan; 13(1):23-34; quiz 34. View in PubMed
Kern RM, Seethamraju H, Blanc PD, Sinha N, Loebe M, Golden J, Kukreja J, Scheinin S, Hays S, Kleinhenz ME, Leard L, Hoopes C, Singer JP. The feasibility of lung transplantation in HIV-seropositive patients. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Jul; 11(6):882-9. View in PubMed
Singer JP, Blanc PD, Dean YM, Hays S, Leard L, Kukreja J, Golden J, Katz PP. Development and validation of a lung transplant-specific disability questionnaire. Thorax. 2014 May; 69(5):437-42. View in PubMed
Singer JP, Chen J, Blanc PD, Leard LE, Kukreja J, Chen H. A thematic analysis of quality of life in lung transplant: the existing evidence and implications for future directions. Am J Transplant. 2013 Apr; 13(4):839-50. View in PubMed
Sayah DM, Schwartz BS, Kukreja J, Singer JP, Golden JA, Leard LE. Scedosporium prolificans pericarditis and mycotic aortic aneurysm in a lung transplant recipient receiving voriconazole prophylaxis. Transpl Infect Dis. 2013 Apr; 15(2):E70-4. View in PubMed
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