Pravachan Hegde, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Pulmonology - Fresno
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    JSS Medical College, Mysore, IndiaMBBS2004Medicine and Surgery
    JSS Hospital, Mysore, IndiaPreliminary Internship2004Medicine
    Victoria Hospital & West Cumberland Hospital, United KingdomResidency2007Medicine
    Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WisconsinResidency2011Internal Medicine
    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WisconsinFellowship2014Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    University of Montreal , Montreal, CanadaFellowship2015Advanced Interventional Thoracic Endoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology

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    Pravachan Hegde, M.D.
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
    Director, Interventional Pulmonology, Advanced Interventional Thoracic Endoscopy

    Pravachan Hegde, M.D. is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and with the American Association for Bronchology 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
    •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. Interventional Pulmonology and Esophagus: Combined Endobronchial Ultrasound and Endoscopic Ultrasound for Mediastinal Staging. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2022 08; 43(4):583-592. Khalid S, Hegde P. PMID: 35576975.
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    2. Response to the author on "Percutaneous Ultrasound Gastrostomy (PUG) overview updates" in response to our review on "An overview of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement in the intensive care unit (ICU)''. J Thorac Dis. 2022 Feb; 14(2):588-590. Hegde P, Chintanaboina J. PMID: 35280468; PMCID: PMC8902114.
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    3. An overview of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement in the intensive care unit. J Thorac Dis. 2021 Aug; 13(8):5277-5296. Wei M, Ho E, Hegde P. PMID: 34527366; PMCID: PMC8411178.
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    4. Bronchopleural Fistula Closure With Amplatzer Device: Our Case and Reviewing a Decade of Experience. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2020 Jul; 27(3):e41-e45. Ho E, Srivastava R, Hegde P. PMID: 32569079.
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    5. Combined Endosonographic Mediastinal Lymph Node Staging in Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography Node-Negative Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer in High-Risk Patients. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020; 32(1):162-168. Hegde P, Molina JC, Thivierge-Southidara M, Jain RV, Gowda A, Ferraro P, Liberman M. PMID: 31325576.
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    6. 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 08; 141:52-55. Pais FM, Shah RA, Vempilly JJ, Gullapalli S, Upadhyay D, Peterson M, Liberman M, Hegde P. PMID: 30053972.
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    7. Combined Endosonography Reduces Time to Diagnose Pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2018 Apr; 25(2):152-155. Shah RA, Vempilly JJ, Noor Ul Husnain SM, Hegde P. PMID: 29346251.
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    8. Endobronchial and Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Transvascular Biopsy of Mediastinal, Hilar, and Lung Lesions. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Mar; 103(3):951-955. Kazakov J, Hegde P, Tahiri M, Thiffault V, Ferraro P, Liberman M. PMID: 27865476.
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    9. Mediastinal Staging: Endosonographic Ultrasound Lymph Node Biopsy or Mediastinoscopy. Thorac Surg Clin. 2016 Aug; 26(3):243-9. Hegde PV, Liberman M. PMID: 27427519.
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    10. 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. Goudie E, Khereba M, Tahiri M, Hegde P, Thiffault V, Hadjeres R, Berdugo J, Ferraro P, Liberman M. PMID: 27345091.
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    11. Echo-endoscopic lymph node staging in lung cancer: an endoscopic alternative. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2015; 15(9):1063-73. Hegde P, Liberman M. PMID: 26165589.
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