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Pravachan Hegde, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentDean's Office
Address155 N Fresno St
Fresno CA 93701
Phone559-499-6500
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    Pravachan Hegde, M.D.
    Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

    Pravachan Hegde, M.D. is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine with an area of concentration in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and Interventional Pulmonology.

    He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation and finished his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. He subsequently went on to finish another advanced fellowship in Advanced Interventional Thoracic Endoscopy/Interventional Pulmonology at University of Montreal.

    Dr. Hegde has advanced training in Comprehensive Thoracic Endoscopy Techniques and Interventional Pulmonology from the division of Thoracic Surgery at University of Montreal. Dr. Hegde is also interested in clinical research related to lung cancer, advanced devices, and Interventional Pulmonology.

    Proficiency and expertise in advanced interventional procedures include:
    •Convex EBUS / Radial EBUS (Mini-Probe)
    •Convex EUS / Radial EUS
    •Tracheo-Bronchial Stenting
    •Rigid Bronchoscopy with therapeutic intervention
    •Endoscopic treatment of tracheo-esophageal fistulae and broncho-pleural fistulae
    •Endobronchial Tumor Ablation, Resection
    •Airway / Esophageal / Pyloric Dilation
    •EBUS Mini-Probe biopsy and targeting of peripheral pulmonary nodules
    •Pleuroscopy
    •Cyberknife Fiducial Insertion
    •Chest Ultrasound, Ultrasound-guided pleural procedures
    •Esophageal Stenting
    •Rigid Esophagoscopy

    Dr. Hegde is fluent in English, Hindi, Kannada, and working French. His hobbies include table tennis, soccer, and cricket.


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    1. Pais FM, Shah RA, Vempilly JJ, Gullapalli S, Upadhyay D, Peterson M, Liberman M, Hegde P. Transesophageal approach to lung, adrenal biopsy and fiducial placement using endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS): An interventional pulmonology experience. Initial experience of the UCSF-FRETOC (fresno tracheobronchial & oesophageal center) study group. Respir Med. 2018 Aug; 141:52-55. PMID: 30053972.
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    2. Shah RA, Vempilly JJ, Noor Ul Husnain SM, Hegde P. Combined Endosonography Reduces Time to Diagnose Pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2018 Apr; 25(2):152-155. PMID: 29346251.
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    3. Kazakov J, Hegde P, Tahiri M, Thiffault V, Ferraro P, Liberman M. Endobronchial and Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Transvascular Biopsy of Mediastinal, Hilar, and Lung Lesions. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Mar; 103(3):951-955. PMID: 27865476.
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    4. Hegde PV, Liberman M. Mediastinal Staging: Endosonographic Ultrasound Lymph Node Biopsy or Mediastinoscopy. Thorac Surg Clin. 2016 Aug; 26(3):243-9. PMID: 27427519.
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    5. Goudie E, Khereba M, Tahiri M, Hegde P, Thiffault V, Hadjeres R, Berdugo J, Ferraro P, Liberman M. Pulmonary Artery Sealing With an Ultrasonic Energy Device in Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Lobectomy: An Animal Survival Study. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct; 102(4):1088-94. PMID: 27345091.
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    6. Hegde P, Liberman M. Echo-endoscopic lymph node staging in lung cancer: an endoscopic alternative. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2015; 15(9):1063-73. PMID: 26165589.
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