Eric Seeley, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
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    Collapse Biography 
    Collapse Education and Training
    UCSF/PAMFFellowship in Interventional Pulmonary Medicine2014Internal Medicine
    UCSFFellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care2010Internal Medicine
    UCSFResidency 2006Internal Medicine
    University of ChicagoM.D.2003School of Medicine
    Northwestern University B.S. Biomedical Engineering1997School of Engineering
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    International Sepsis Meeting2012Best Abstract Sepsis 2012
    UCSF2007Resident teaching award
    UCSF2007Professionalism Award

    Collapse Overview 
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    I am a clinician who focuses on pulmonary procedures, including the advanced bronchoscopic techniques of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (EMN). In general, these are less invasive techniques frequently utilized to diagnose lung nodules, lung masses, mediastinal and hilar enlargement of lymph nodes and lung infections.

    In addition I have advanced training in the interventional pulmonary techniques utilized to diagnose and treat malignant and benign processes in the trachea and bronchi. These techniques include rigid bronchoscopy, bronchial and tracheal stent placement, as well as cryoablative techniques including cryospray and cryoprobe ablation. I am also a co-investigator on several industry sponsored trials of lung volume reduction of emphysema through endobronchial coil or valve placement.

    Procedures Performed:
    * endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
    * electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (EMN)
    * gold fiducial placement
    * rigid bronchoscopy
    * cryospray ablation
    * Argon Plasma Coagulation
    * foreign body removal from the airway
    * balloon dilation of the airway (balloon bronchoplasty)
    * endobronchial stent placement
    * Endobronchial valve placement for bronchopleural fistulae

    Disease Treated
    * lung nodule/mass diagnostics
    * hilar and mediastinal lymph node biopsies
    * carcinoid tumors
    * Lung Cancer
    * tracheobronchomalacia
    * relapsing polychondritis
    * Wegner's Granulomatosis

    In order to schedule an appointment to see me in the Interventional Pulmonary clinic at UCSF please call the number above (415-353-7285). During all clinical consultations, it is essential that you bring a disk with a copy of all outside chest CTs or PET scans.

    In addition to specializing in pulmonary procedures, I am also an attending in the UCSF medical and surgical intensive care units where I manage critically ill patients with respiratory failure and septic shock. I have done research on sepsis and the acute respiratory distress syndrome and am the course director for the critical care ultrasound course at UCSF.

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    Regulation of Innate Immunity by the Sympathetic Nervous System Druing Sepsis
    NIH/NHLBI K08HL111202Aug 1, 2012 - May 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Alshelli I, Seeley EJ. Pulmonary Sclerosing Pneumocytoma: Did Lightening Just Strike Twice? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Nov 27. PMID: 29191617.
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    2. Rosenblum MK, Wang SX, Seeley EJ. A mass that has no (EBUS) echo. Respir Med Case Rep. 2018; 23:18-20. PMID: 29167754.
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    3. 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. PMID: 28590275.
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    4. 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. PMID: 27070338.
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    5. 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. PMID: 27669665.
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    6. Bastarache JA, Seeley EJ. Sepsis. Clin Chest Med. 2016 06; 37(2):xv-xvi. PMID: 27229652.
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    7. Chen C, Wang M, Zhu Z, Qu J, Xi X, Tang X, Lao X, Seeley E, Li T, Fan X, Du C, Wang Q, Yang L, Hu Y, Bai C, Zhang Z, Lu S, Song Y, Zhou W. Multiple gene mutations identified in patients infected with influenza A (H7N9) virus. Sci Rep. 2016 05 09; 6:25614. PMID: 27156515.
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    8. Sciurba FC, Criner GJ, Strange C, Shah PL, Michaud G, Connolly TA, Deslée G, Tillis WP, Delage A, Marquette CH, Krishna G, Kalhan R, Ferguson JS, Jantz M, Maldonado F, McKenna R, Majid A, Rai N, Gay S, Dransfield MT, Angel L, Maxfield R, Herth FJ, Wahidi MM, Mehta A, Slebos DJ. Effect of Endobronchial Coils vs Usual Care on Exercise Tolerance in Patients With Severe Emphysema: The RENEW Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2016 May 24-31; 315(20):2178-89. PMID: 27179849.
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    9. Seeley EJ, Bernard GR. Therapeutic Targets in Sepsis: Past, Present, and Future. Clin Chest Med. 2016 06; 37(2):181-9. PMID: 27229636.
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    10. Tong L, Zhou J, Rong L, Seeley EJ, Pan J, Zhu X, Liu J, Wang Q, Tang X, Qu J, Bai C, Song Y. Fibroblast Growth Factor-10 (FGF-10) Mobilizes Lung-resident Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Protects Against Acute Lung Injury. Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 12; 6:21642. PMID: 26869337; PMCID: PMC4751498.
    11. Hough CL, Caldwell ES, Cox CE, Douglas IS, Kahn JM, White DB, Seeley EJ, Bangdiwala SI, Rubenfeld GD, Angus DC, Carson SS. Development and Validation of a Mortality Prediction Model for Patients Receiving 14 Days of Mechanical Ventilation. Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov; 43(11):2339-45. PMID: 26247337; PMCID: PMC4788381.
    12. Seeley EJ. One-Way Valves to the Rescue for Bronchopleural Fistulae. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015; 27(2):223-4. PMID: 26686451.
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    13. Mao YX, Xu JF, Seeley EJ, Tang XD, Xu LL, Zhu YG, Song YL, Qu JM. Adipose Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Attenuate Pulmonary Infection Caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa via Inhibiting Overproduction of Prostaglandin E2. Stem Cells. 2015 Jul; 33(7):2331-42. PMID: 25788456.
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    14. Kangelaris KN, Prakash A, Liu KD, Aouizerat B, Woodruff PG, Erle DJ, Rogers A, Seeley EJ, Chu J, Liu T, Osterberg-Deiss T, Zhuo H, Matthay MA, Calfee CS. Increased expression of neutrophil-related genes in patients with early sepsis-induced ARDS. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2015 Jun 01; 308(11):L1102-13. PMID: 25795726; PMCID: PMC4451399.
    15. Seeley EJ. Fluid therapy during acute respiratory distress syndrome: less is more, simplified*. Crit Care Med. 2015 Feb; 43(2):477-8. PMID: 25599472.
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    16. Song Y, Xu F, Seeley EJ, Ou J, Zhu X, Sun R, Bai C. Acute respiratory distress syndrome: emerging research in China. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Nov 15; 190(10):1090-3. PMID: 25398108.
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    17. Seeley EJ. A dry lung is a happy lung: more supporting evidence. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jan; 149(1):321-2. PMID: 25298148.
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    18. Kangelaris KN, Seeley EJ. From storm to suppression in sepsis: are bands the link?*. Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep; 42(9):2135-6. PMID: 25126801.
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    19. Tang CH, Seeley EJ, Huang X, Wolters PJ, Liu L. Increased susceptibility to Klebsiella pneumonia and mortality in GSNOR-deficient mice. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2013 Dec 06; 442(1-2):122-6. PMID: 24239886; PMCID: PMC3885541.
    20. Seeley EJ, Barry SS, Narala S, Matthay MA, Wolters PJ. Noradrenergic neurons regulate monocyte trafficking and mortality during gram-negative peritonitis in mice. J Immunol. 2013 May 01; 190(9):4717-24. PMID: 23543756; PMCID: PMC3973442.
    21. Seeley EJ, Rosenberg P, Matthay MA. Calcium flux and endothelial dysfunction during acute lung injury: a STIMulating target for therapy. J Clin Invest. 2013 Mar; 123(3):1015-8. PMID: 23434597; PMCID: PMC3582152.
    22. Seeley EJ. Updates in the management of acute lung injury: a focus on the overlap between AKI and ARDS. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2013 Jan; 20(1):14-20. PMID: 23265592.
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    23. Seeley EJ, Matthay MA, Wolters PJ. Inflection points in sepsis biology: from local defense to systemic organ injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2012 Sep; 303(5):L355-63. PMID: 22707617; PMCID: PMC3468422.
    24. Carson SS, Kahn JM, Hough CL, Seeley EJ, White DB, Douglas IS, Cox CE, Caldwell E, Bangdiwala SI, Garrett JM, Rubenfeld GD. A multicenter mortality prediction model for patients receiving prolonged mechanical ventilation. Crit Care Med. 2012 Apr; 40(4):1171-6. PMID: 22080643; PMCID: PMC3395423.
    25. Sutherland RE, Xu X, Kim SS, Seeley EJ, Caughey GH, Wolters PJ. Parasitic infection improves survival from septic peritonitis by enhancing mast cell responses to bacteria in mice. PLoS One. 2011; 6(11):e27564. PMID: 22110673; PMCID: PMC3217977.
    26. Seeley EJ, Sutherland RE, Kim SS, Wolters PJ. Systemic mast cell degranulation increases mortality during polymicrobial septic peritonitis in mice. J Leukoc Biol. 2011 Sep; 90(3):591-7. PMID: 21653231; PMCID: PMC3157900.
    27. Seeley EJ, McAuley DF, Eisner M, Miletin M, Zhuo H, Matthay MA, Kallet RH. Decreased respiratory system compliance on the sixth day of mechanical ventilation is a predictor of death in patients with established acute lung injury. Respir Res. 2011 Apr 22; 12:52. PMID: 21513532; PMCID: PMC3105946.
    28. Seeley E, McAuley DF, Eisner M, Miletin M, Matthay MA, Kallet RH. Predictors of mortality in acute lung injury during the era of lung protective ventilation. Thorax. 2008 Nov; 63(11):994-8. PMID: 18566110; PMCID: PMC2771451.
    29. Seeley EJ, Chambers HF. Diabetic ketoacidosis precipitated by Staphylococcus aureus abscess and bacteremia due to acupuncture: case report and review of the literature. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Jul 01; 43(1):e6-8. PMID: 16758409.
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