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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.
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  • 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. Douglas IS, Alapat PM, Corl KA, Exline MC, Forni LG, Holder AL, Kaufman DA, Khan A, Levy MM, Martin GS, Sahatjian JA, Seeley E, Self WH, Weingarten JA, Williams M, Hansell DM. Fluid Response Evaluation in Sepsis Hypotension and Shock: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Chest. 2020 Apr 27. View in PubMed
  2. Seeley EJ. Patient-controlled Anesthesia With Propofol During Bronchoscopy. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2020 Apr; 27(2):73-74. View in PubMed
  3. Auriemma CL, Zhuo H, Delucchi K, Deiss T, Liu T, Jauregui A, Ke S, Vessel K, Lippi M, Seeley E, Kangelaris KN, Gomez A, Hendrickson C, Liu KD, Matthay MA, Ware LB, Calfee CS. Acute respiratory distress syndrome-attributable mortality in critically ill patients with sepsis. Intensive Care Med. 2020 Jun; 46(6):1222-1231. View in PubMed
  4. Gesthalter YB, Seeley EJ. Flexible Bronchoscopic Deployment of a Silicone Bronchial Stent. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2020 Jan; 27(1):e10-e12. View in PubMed
  5. Ivanick NM, Moh M, Seeley EJ, Benn BS. Bilateral Endobronchial Masses and Severe Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2019 10; 26(4):e65-e67. View in PubMed
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