Dr. Steven Hays, a pulmonologist, is medical director of the UCSF Lung Transplant Program, which is known for accepting patients with complex conditions while maintaining superior survival rates. His expertise is in caring for patients with end-stage lung disease who proceed through the lung transplant process. He treats conditions that include cystic fibrosis, emphysema associated with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and interstitial lung disease.
In research, Hays focuses on studying how airway remodeling occurs in the transplanted lung.
Hays earned his medical degree at the University of Kansas. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he served as chief resident, followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF. He also completed a lung transplant fellowship at Stanford Health Care.