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Yaron Gesthalter, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Collapse Education and Training
    BIDMC/MGH Harvard School of Medicine, Boston, MAFellowship in Interventional Pulmonary Medicine2017
    Boston University School of Medicine - Division of Computational Biomedicine, Boston, MAResearch Fellowship2016
    Boston University School of Medicine - Dept of Pulmonary & Critical Care, Boston, MAFellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care2015
    Yale School of Medicine - Dept of Internal Medicine, New Haven, CTResidency2011
    Tel-Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, IsraelMD2008
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IsraelB.Sc2003
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    University of California San Francisco - Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators2019Excellence in Teaching Award
    American Thoracic Society2016Thoracic Oncology Assembly Abstract Scholarship

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    I am a Pulmonologist and Critical Care Medicine physician with sub-specialty training in Interventional Pulmonary Medicine. Using minimally invasive techniques such as endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and navigational bronchoscopy I diagnose and stage patients with concerning lesions. For those with symptoms related to airway obstructions (from either malignant tumor invasion or non-malignant strictures) I use various ablative techniques to relieve airway obstruction. I also treat patients with pleural disease while emphasizing outpatient care. Additionally, I attend on the UCSF pulmonary consult service.

    My research relates to the early detection and prevention of lung cancer. I am interested in the application of computational medicine to tailor chemopreventive and therapeutic strategies to individual profiles as well as adopting new diagnostic and screening tools.

    In order to schedule an appointment with Dr Gesthalter at the UCSF Interventional Pulmonary clinic please call (415)353-7285. Please bring all available images (cat scans, PET scans) on CDs at the time of consultation to facilitate care.

    Clinical Expertise
    • Thoracic malignancies
    • Lung nodules
    • Symptom management
    • Diagnostic and staging procedures
    • Complex pleural effusions – ultrasound, thoracentesis, chest tubes, tunneled pleural catheters, medical thoracoscopy
    • Ablative bronchoscopic techniques (cryo- surgery, electrosurgery, argon plasma coagulation (APC), cryospray, photodynamic therapy)
    • Advanced bronchoscopy (electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (EMN), endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), rigid bronchoscopy)
    • Fiducial placement for radiation therapy
    • Sarcoidosis and other non-malignant lung pathologies
    • Tracheal and bronchial obstructions
    • Tracheal and bronchial stent placement

    Research Interests
    • Lung cancer diagnostics
    • Bioinformatics
    • Application of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic techniques
    • Lung cancer screening
    • Smoking cessation

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    1. Gesthalter YB, Seeley EJ. Flexible Bronchoscopic Deployment of a Silicone Bronchial Stent. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2020 Jan; 27(1):e10-e12. PMID: 31856015.
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    2. Duclos GE, Teixeira VH, Autissier P, Gesthalter YB, Reinders-Luinge MA, Terrano R, Dumas YM, Liu G, Mazzilli SA, Brandsma CA, van den Berge M, Janes SM, Timens W, Lenburg ME, Spira A, Campbell JD, Beane J. Characterizing smoking-induced transcriptional heterogeneity in the human bronchial epithelium at single-cell resolution. Sci Adv. 2019 12; 5(12):eaaw3413. PMID: 31844660.
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    3. Kheir F, Akulian J, Gesthalter YB. Indwelling Tunneled Pleural Catheters. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 12 01; 200(11):P20-P21. PMID: 31774312.
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    4. David AP, Xu MJ, Rosbe KW, Meyer AK, Gesthalter YB, Chan DK. Cryoprobe retrieval of an airway foreign body: A case report and literature review. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Oct; 125:79-81. PMID: 31271971.
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    5. Rivera E, Gesthalter Y, VanderLaan P, Parikh MS. Pulmonary Sclerosing Pneumocytoma. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2018 10; 25(4):e54-e56. PMID: 30247298.
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    6. de Lima A, Holden V, Gesthalter Y, Kent MS, Parikh M, Majid A, Chee A. Treatment of persistent bronchopleural fistula with a manually modified endobronchial stent: a case-report and brief literature review. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Oct; 10(10):5960-5963. PMID: 30505507.
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    7. Perez C, Kheir F, Barry M, Gesthalther Y, Majid A. Bronchoscopic Management of Endobronchial Tumor in Patient With Hemoptysis and Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2018 07; 25(3):e37-e39. PMID: 29944595.
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    8. Billatos E, Faiz A, Gesthalter Y, LeClerc A, Alekseyev YO, Xiao X, Liu G, Ten Hacken NHT, Heijink IH, Timens W, Brandsma CA, Postma DS, van den Berge M, Spira A, Lenburg ME. Impact of acute exposure to cigarette smoke on airway gene expression. Physiol Genomics. 2018 09 01; 50(9):705-713. PMID: 29932825.
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    9. Rivera E, Gesthalter Y, Vardelaan P, Chee A, Majid A. Sarcoidosis With Pleural Effusion as the Presenting Symptom. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2018 Apr; 25(2):148-151. PMID: 29346252.
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    10. Gesthalter YB, Koppelman E, Bolton R, Slatore CG, Yoon SH, Cain HC, Tanner NT, Au DH, Clark JA, Wiener RS. Evaluations of Implementation at Early-Adopting Lung Cancer Screening Programs: Lessons Learned. Chest. 2017 07; 152(1):70-80. PMID: 28223153.
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    11. Lam S, Mandrekar SJ, Gesthalter Y, Allen Ziegler KL, Seisler DK, Midthun DE, Mao JT, Aubry MC, McWilliams A, Sin DD, Shaipanich T, Liu G, Johnson E, Bild A, Lenburg ME, Ionescu DN, Mayo J, Yi JE, Tazelaar H, Harmsen WS, Smith J, Spira AE, Beane J, Limburg PJ, Szabo E. A Randomized Phase IIb Trial of myo-Inositol in Smokers with Bronchial Dysplasia. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2016 Dec; 9(12):906-914. PMID: 27658890.
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    12. Gesthalter YB, Wiener RS, Kathuria H. A Call to Formalize Training in Tobacco Dependence Treatment for Pulmonologists. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Apr; 13(4):460-1. PMID: 27058182.
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    13. Gesthalter YB, Vick J, Steiling K, Spira A. Translating the transcriptome into tools for the early detection and prevention of lung cancer. Thorax. 2015 May; 70(5):476-81. PMID: 25628310.
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    14. Kathuria H, Gesthalter Y, Spira A, Brody JS, Steiling K. Updates and controversies in the rapidly evolving field of lung cancer screening, early detection, and chemoprevention. Cancers (Basel). 2014 May 16; 6(2):1157-79. PMID: 24840047.
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