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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

Contact Information

400 Parnassus Ave, UC Clinics
San Francisco, CA 94143
Appointments: 415-353-7285

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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.
  • 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.

Most recent publications from a total of 33
  1. Ost DE, Seeley EJ, Shojaee S, Yasufuku K. Efforts to Limit Publication Bias and Improve Quality in the Journal: Introduction of Double-Blind Peer Review. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2019 07; 26(3):143-147. View in PubMed
  2. Seeley EJ, Alshelli I, Canfield J, Lum M, Krishna G. The Impact of Bronchial Thermoplasty on Asthma-Related Quality of Life and Controller Medication Use. Respiration. 2019; 98(2):165-170. View in PubMed
  3. Benn BS, Parikh M, Tsau PH, Seeley E, Krishna G. Using a Dedicated Interventional Pulmonology Practice Decreases Wait Time Before Treatment Initiation for New Lung Cancer Diagnoses. Lung. 2019 Apr; 197(2):249-255. View in PubMed
  4. Haro GJ, Seeley EJ, Jablons DM, Kratz JR. Central Airway Obstruction Due to Tracheal Glomus Tumor. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep. 2018 Jan; 7(1):e43-e45. View in PubMed
  5. Alshelli I, Seeley EJ. Pulmonary Sclerosing Pneumocytoma: Did Lightening Just Strike Twice? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Nov 27. View in PubMed
  6. Rosenblum MK, Wang SX, Seeley EJ. A mass that has no (EBUS) echo. Respir Med Case Rep. 2018; 23:18-20. View in PubMed
  7. 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. View in PubMed
  8. Parikh MS, Seeley E, Krishna G. Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy Spares a Drunken Crab From the Surgeon's Knife. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2017 Jul; 24(3):241-243. View in PubMed
  9. 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. View in PubMed
  10. Bastarache JA, Seeley EJ. Sepsis. Clin Chest Med. 2016 06; 37(2):xv-xvi. View in PubMed
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