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Eric J. Seeley, M.D., FCCP

Eric J. Seeley, M.D., FCCP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship Directory, Interventional Pulmonary Medicine Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Department of Medicine
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Northwestern University, Evanston, IL B.S. 1993-1997 Biomedical Engineering

University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Med M.D. 1998-2003 Medicine

  • 2003-2006 University of California, San Francisco Internal Medicine Residency
  • 2007-2010 University of California, San Francisco, Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • 2010-2011 University of California, San Francisco, Clinical Instructor, Pulmonary Critical Care
  • American Board of Internal Medicine,
  • Internal Medicine - General
  • Critical Care Medicine - Subspecialty
  • Pulmonary Disease - Subspecialty
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC) therapy for bleeding or tumor invasion
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Complex Pleural Effusions
  • Cryo-probe resection of airway tumors
  • Cryospray Ablation of Airway Tumors
  • Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (EMN)
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound guided Bronchoscopy (EBUS)
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes In The Chest
  • Gold and Platinum Fiducial Placement for Radiation Therapy
  • Lung Cancer Diagnostics And Staging
  • Lung Masses
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Tracheal And Bronchial Obstructions
  • Tracheal and Bronchial Stent Placement
  • ARDS
  • Lung Cancer Diagnostics
  • Mechanical Ventilations
  • New Techniques in Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
  • Sepsis
Eric J. Seeley, M.D., F.C.C.P. graduated from Northwestern University in 1997 with an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering.  He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and graduated in 2003.  During his medical school training he was a visiting Howard Hughes Fellow at Stanford during which he studied regulatory T-cells.  
Dr. Seeley completed both his Internal Medicine Residency (2006) and Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship (2010) at UCSF.  He became a research fellow at UCSF during which he studied neuro-immune interactions during severe infections and was the recipient of a prestigious NHLBI funded K23.  He then returned to clinical medicine in 2013 and was the first fellow in the joint UCSF/PAMF Interventional Pulmonary fellowship program.
He has now joined the clinical faculty at UCSF as the Directory of Interventional Pulmonary medicine.  This relatively new pulmonary sub-specialty focuses on minimally invasive bronchoscopic procedures frequently used to diagnose and treat lung cancer. Dr. Seeley also continues to attend in the medical and surgical ICUs at UCSF.
  Confired By    
  • Best Abstract Sepsis 2012
  • International Sepsis Meeting
  • 2012
  • Professionalism Award
  • UCSF
  • 2007
  • Resident teaching award
  • UCSF
  • 2007
  • My research lies at the intersection of the nervous system and immunity. Specifically, I have been studying how noradrenergic neurons influence the immune response during severe infection in mice. These studies may have important implications for how states of heightened stress, that lead to elevations in systemic catecholamines, alter the immune system. A second area of research is the epigenetic imprint of severe sepsis on human monocytes.

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    • Regulation of Innate Immunity by the Sympathetic Nervous System Druing Sepsis
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      Aug 2012
      May 2017
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    1. Malcolm KB, Seeley EJ, Gesthalter YB. Impact of a Dedicated Pleural Clinic on Indwelling Pleural Catheter Related Outcomes: A Retrospective Single Center Experience. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2023 Apr 01; 30(2):114-121. View in PubMed
    2. Yu EA, Seeley EJ. Therapeutic Bronchoscopy: Beyond Just Relieving the Obstruction. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2022 04 01; 29(2):91-92. View in PubMed
    3. Gesthalter YB, Seeley EJ. Lung Cancer Screening. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 12 01; 204(11):P19-P20. View in PubMed
    4. Leba CT, Seeley EJ, Bhakta NR, Block BL. A Woman with One Year of Cough Presumed to Be Asthma. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 10; 18(10):1733-1737. View in PubMed
    5. Ivanick NM, Shrestha P, Podolsky MJ, Walavalkar V, Lucas CH, Gesthalter YB, Seeley EJ. A retrospective observational study of benign anthracotic lymphadenitis and its association with PET avid lymph nodes in patients undergoing cancer evaluation. J Thorac Dis. 2021 Jul; 13(7):4228-4235. View in PubMed
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