Ganesh Krishna, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address600 16th Street, #N416
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.

    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. Performance of Biopsy Tools in Procurement of Lung Tissue in Robot-Assisted Peripheral Navigation: A Comparison. Respiration. 2023; 102(12):1007-1015. Meng WD, Lum M, Yu E, Krishna G. PMID: 38035570.
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    2. Therapeutic Use of Robotic Bronchoscopy System to Treat Chronic Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2022 07 01; 29(3):e35-e38. Bawaadam H, Romero AO, Krishna G. PMID: 35730783.
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    3. Cone Beam CT Guidance Improves Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsy Safety. Lung. 2021 10; 199(5):485-492. Benn BS, Romero AO, Bawaadam H, Ivanick N, Lum M, Krishna G. PMID: 34495390.
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    4. Endobronchial Leiomyoma: A case report with cryoprobe extraction and review of literature. Respir Med Case Rep. 2021; 33:101467. Bawaadam H, Ivanick N, AlShelli I, Krishna G. PMID: 34401303; PMCID: PMC8349092.
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    5. Robotic-Assisted Navigation Bronchoscopy as a Paradigm Shift in Peripheral Lung Access. Lung. 2021 04; 199(2):177-186. Benn BS, Romero AO, Lum M, Krishna G. PMID: 33547938.
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    6. Bronchoscopic Treatment of Airway Obstructions With a Novel Electrosurgical Device. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2021 Jan 01; 28(1):34-41. Benn BS, Lum M, Krishna G. PMID: 32265362.
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    7. Standardized Definitions of Bleeding After Transbronchial Lung Biopsy: A Delphi Consensus Statement From the Nashville Working Group. Chest. 2020 07; 158(1):393-400. Folch EE, Mahajan AK, Oberg CL, Maldonado F, Toloza E, Krimsky WS, Oh S, Bowling MR, Benzaquen S, Kinsey CM, Mehta AC, Fernandez-Bussy S, Flandes J, Lau K, Krishna G, Nead MA, Herth F, Aragaki-Nakahodo AA, Barisione E, Bansal S, Zanchi D, Zgoda M, Lutz PO, Lentz RJ, Parks C, Salio M, Perret K, Keyes C, LeMense GP, Hinze JD, Majid A, Christensen M, Kazakov J, Labarca G, Waller E, Studnicka M, Teba CV, Khandhar SJ. PMID: 32067944; PMCID: PMC7403751.
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    8. The Impact of Bronchial Thermoplasty on Asthma-Related Quality of Life and Controller Medication Use. Respiration. 2019; 98(2):165-170. Seeley EJ, Alshelli I, Canfield J, Lum M, Krishna G. PMID: 31048594.
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    9. Using a Dedicated Interventional Pulmonology Practice Decreases Wait Time Before Treatment Initiation for New Lung Cancer Diagnoses. Lung. 2019 04; 197(2):249-255. Benn BS, Parikh M, Tsau PH, Seeley E, Krishna G. PMID: 30783733.
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    10. A novel multimodal approach to treating proximal tracheal obstructions with spray cryotherapy. J Thorac Dis. 2019 Feb; 11(2):613-617. Benn BS, Krishna G. PMID: 30963006; PMCID: PMC6409246.
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    11. Transbronchial Cryobiopsies for the Diagnosis of Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases: Expert Statement from the Cryobiopsy Working Group on Safety and Utility and a Call for Standardization of the Procedure. Respiration. 2018; 95(3):188-200. Hetzel J, Maldonado F, Ravaglia C, Wells AU, Colby TV, Tomassetti S, Ryu JH, Fruchter O, Piciucchi S, Dubini A, Cavazza A, Chilosi M, Sverzellati N, Valeyre D, Leduc D, Walsh SLF, Gasparini S, Hetzel M, Hagmeyer L, Haentschel M, Eberhardt R, Darwiche K, Yarmus LB, Torrego A, Krishna G, Shah PL, Annema JT, Herth FJF, Poletti V. PMID: 29316560.
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    12. 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. Parikh MS, Seeley E, Nguyen-Tran E, Krishna G. PMID: 28590275.
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    13. Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy Spares a Drunken Crab From the Surgeon's Knife. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2017 Jul; 24(3):241-243. Parikh MS, Seeley E, Krishna G. PMID: 27070338.
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    14. Nivolumab-Induced Granulomatous Inflammation of the Pleura. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 07; 12(7):e100-e101. Benn BS, Lombard CM, Krishna G. PMID: 28629542.
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    15. Improved targeting accuracy of lung tumor biopsies with scanning-beam digital x-ray tomosynthesis image guidance. Med Phys. 2016 Dec; 43(12):6282. Nelson G, Wu M, Hinkel C, Krishna G, Funk T, Rosenberg J, Fahrig R. PMID: 27908166; PMCID: PMC5097052.
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    16. 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. 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, RENEW Study Research Group. PMID: 27179849.
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    17. Patient dose simulations for scanning-beam digital x-ray tomosynthesis of the lungs. Med Phys. 2013 Nov; 40(11):111917. Nelson G, Yoon S, Krishna G, Wilfley B, Fahrig R. PMID: 24320450; PMCID: PMC3820627.
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    18. Differential expression of monocyte/macrophage- selective markers in human idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Exp Lung Res. 2011 May; 37(4):227-38. 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. PMID: 21309737.
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    19. Transbronchial cryobiopsy: a new tool for lung biopsies. Respiration. 2009; 78(2):203-8. Babiak A, Hetzel J, Krishna G, Fritz P, Moeller P, Balli T, Hetzel M. PMID: 19246874.
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    20. Minimally invasive techniques for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary nodules. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2008 Jul; 14(4):282-6. Krishna G, Gould MK. PMID: 18520259.
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    21. Smoking cessation therapy with varenicline. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2008; 3(2):239-51. Mohanasundaram UM, Chitkara R, Krishna G. PMID: 18686733; PMCID: PMC2629973.
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    22. Advances in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2007 Jan; 8(1):23-37. Meinke L, Chitkara R, Krishna G. PMID: 17163804.
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    23. Parasitic pulmonary eosinophilia. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2006 Apr; 27(2):171-84. Chitkara RK, Krishna G. PMID: 16612768.
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    24. A 35-year-old man with fever, dyspnea, and diffuse reticular opacities. Chest. 2006 Feb; 129(2):482-487. Katikireddy CK, Krishna G, Keifer T, Kuschner W, Rosen G. PMID: 16478870.
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    25. A 24-year-old woman with bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, pericardial effusion, and bilateral pleural effusions. Chest. 2005 Dec; 128(6):4013-7. Katikireddy CK, Krishna G, Berry G, Faul J, Kuschner W. PMID: 16354874.
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    26. New therapies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2004 Mar; 13(3):255-67. Krishna G, Sankaranarayanan V, Chitkara RK. PMID: 15013944.
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    27. Pneumonic plague. Semin Respir Infect. 2003 Sep; 18(3):159-67. Krishna G, Chitkara RK. PMID: 14505278.
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    28. Osseous Kaposi sarcoma. JAMA. 2003 Mar 05; 289(9):1106. Krishna G, Chitkara RK. PMID: 12622579.
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    29. Nodular invasive tracheobronchitis due to Aspergillus in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus. 2002; 11(5):325-8. Angelotti T, Krishna G, Scott J, Berry G, Weinacker A. PMID: 12090570.
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    30. PG490-88, a derivative of triptolide, blocks bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis. Am J Pathol. 2001 Mar; 158(3):997-1004. Krishna G, Liu K, Shigemitsu H, Gao M, Raffin TA, Rosen GD. PMID: 11238047; PMCID: PMC1850337.
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    31. Terminal weaning from mechanical ventilation. Crit Care Med. 1999 Jan; 27(1):9-10. Krishna G, Raffin TA. PMID: 9934874.
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    32. The dying thoracic patient. Chest Surg Clin N Am. 1998 Aug; 8(3):723-39. Krishna G, Raffin TA. PMID: 9742345.
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