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Ganesh Krishna, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
Address600 16th Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Dr.Krishna graduated from Stanford University Pulmonary/Critical care medicine fellowship program and subsequently served as a faculty at Stanford for eight years. He underwent additional training in Germany for Interventional Pulmonology. He joined the faculty at UCSF in 2014 to start the Interventional Pulmonary program. He is interested in bronchology training for fellows, advanced bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, thoracic ultrasound and critical care. He is at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and is the program director for the UCSF/PAMF Interventional Pulmonary program at El Camino Hospital.

    Dr.Krishna is interested in clinical research related to devices and interventional pulmonology. Current research projects include endoscopic lung volume reduction, confocal endomicroscopy for evaluation of small lung nodules, transbronchial cryobiopsy for interstitial lung diseases and therapeutic applications of navigational bronchoscopy.

    PROFICIENCY in ADVANCED BRONSCOPY and INTERVENTIONAL PULMONARY PROCEDURES
    1. Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy
    2. Endobronchial ultrasound EBUS.
    3. Argon plasma coagulation: airway recanalization, coagulation for hemoptysis
    4. Endobronchial cryosurgery
    5. Autofluorescence bronchoscopy and narrow band imaging
    6. Rigid bronchoscopy
    7. Airway recanalization and stenting
    8. Endoscopic lung volume reduction LVRS
    9. Percutaneous tracheostomy
    10. Medical thoracoscopy: single port thoracoscopy for diagnosis of pleural diseases and pleurodeisis
    11. Confocal endomicroscopy system
    12. Bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma
    13. Cryo spray ablation
    14. IBV valve system for persistent bronchopleural fistula
    15. Spyglass
    16. Radial probe (360°) ultrasound
    17. Thoracic ultrasound for pleural effusion and advanced critical care ultrasound
    18. Selective bronchography
    19. HDR brachtherapy
    20. Fiducial marker placement for stereotactic body radiation
    21. Baloon bronchoplasty
    22. Foreign body extraction
    23. Holmium YAG laser
    24. Transbronchial cryo biopsy for interstitial lung diseases
    25. Microdebrider bronchoscopy


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    1. Benn BS, Lombard CM, Krishna G. Nivolumab-Induced Granulomatous Inflammation of the Pleura. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 Jul; 12(7):e100-e101. PMID: 28629542.
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    2. 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 Jun 05. PMID: 28590275.
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    3. Nelson G, Wu M, Hinkel C, Krishna G, Funk T, Rosenberg J, Fahrig R. Improved targeting accuracy of lung tumor biopsies with scanning-beam digital x-ray tomosynthesis image guidance. Med Phys. 2016 Dec; 43(12):6282. PMID: 27908166.
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    4. Parikh MS, Seeley E, Krishna G, et al. Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy Spares a Drunken Crab From the Surgeon's Knife. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2016 Apr 11. PMID: 27070338.
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    5. Nelson G, Yoon S, Krishna G, Wilfley B, Fahrig R. Patient dose simulations for scanning-beam digital x-ray tomosynthesis of the lungs. Med Phys. 2013 Nov; 40(11):111917. PMID: 24320450; PMCID: PMC3820627.
    6. Desai B, Mattson J, Paintal H, Nathan M, Shen F, Beaumont M, Malinao MC, Li Y, Canfield J, Basham B, de Waal Malefyt R, McClanahan T, Krishna G, Fick R. Differential expression of monocyte/macrophage- selective markers in human idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Exp Lung Res. 2011 May; 37(4):227-38. PMID: 21309737.
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    7. Babiak A, Hetzel J, Krishna G, Fritz P, Moeller P, Balli T, Hetzel M. Transbronchial cryobiopsy: a new tool for lung biopsies. Respiration. 2009; 78(2):203-8. PMID: 19246874.
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    8. Krishna G, Gould MK. Minimally invasive techniques for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary nodules. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2008 Jul; 14(4):282-6. PMID: 18520259.
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    9. Mohanasundaram UM, Chitkara R, Krishna G. Smoking cessation therapy with varenicline. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2008; 3(2):239-51. PMID: 18686733; PMCID: PMC2629973.
    10. Meinke L, Chitkara R, Krishna G. Advances in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2007 Jan; 8(1):23-37. PMID: 17163804.
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    11. Chitkara RK, Krishna G. Parasitic pulmonary eosinophilia. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2006 Apr; 27(2):171-84. PMID: 16612768.
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    12. Katikireddy CK, Krishna G, Keifer T, Kuschner W, Rosen G. A 35-year-old man with fever, dyspnea, and diffuse reticular opacities. Chest. 2006 Feb; 129(2):482-7. PMID: 16478870.
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    13. Katikireddy CK, Krishna G, Berry G, Faul J, Kuschner W. A 24-year-old woman with bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, pericardial effusion, and bilateral pleural effusions. Chest. 2005 Dec; 128(6):4013-7. PMID: 16354874.
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    14. Krishna G, Sankaranarayanan V, Chitkara RK. New therapies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2004 Mar; 13(3):255-67. PMID: 15013944.
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    15. Krishna G, Chitkara RK. Pneumonic plague. Semin Respir Infect. 2003 Sep; 18(3):159-67. PMID: 14505278.
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    16. Krishna G, Chitkara RK. Osseous Kaposi sarcoma. JAMA. 2003 Mar 5; 289(9):1106. PMID: 12622579.
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    17. Angelotti T, Krishna G, Scott J, Berry G, Weinacker A. Nodular invasive tracheobronchitis due to Aspergillus in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus. 2002; 11(5):325-8. PMID: 12090570.
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    18. Krishna G, Liu K, Shigemitsu H, Gao M, Raffin TA, Rosen GD. PG490-88, a derivative of triptolide, blocks bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis. Am J Pathol. 2001 Mar; 158(3):997-1004. PMID: 11238047; PMCID: PMC1850337.
    19. Krishna G, Raffin TA. Terminal weaning from mechanical ventilation. Crit Care Med. 1999 Jan; 27(1):9-10. PMID: 9934874.
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    20. Krishna G, Raffin TA. The dying thoracic patient. Chest Surg Clin N Am. 1998 Aug; 8(3):723-39. PMID: 9742345.
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