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Core Providers

Igor Barjaktarevic, MD, PhD

Igor Barjaktarevic, MD, PhD

  • Westwood
  • Advanced COPD, alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, and lung nodule programs
Russell G. Buhr, MD, PhD

Russell G. Buhr, MD, PhD

  • Westwood
  • Advanced COPD, alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency programs
May-Lin Wilgus, MD

May-Lin Wilgus, MD

  • Westwood, Thousand Oaks & Ventura
  • Advanced COPD, alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency programs

Research Faculty

Brett Dolezal
Brett Dolezal, PhD
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Daniel Low, PhD

Professors Emeriti

Christopher Cooper
Christopher B. Cooper, MD
Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Physiology

Affiliated Providers

Ramin Salehirad, MD, PhD

Ramin Salehirad, MD, PhD

  • Westwood
  • Lung nodule program
Malcolm I. Smith, MD

Malcolm I. Smith, MD

  • Santa Monica, Santa Clarita and Porter Ranch

Chidinma Chima-Melton, MD

Chidinma Chima-Melton, MD

  • Santa Clarita and Porter Ranch
Lillian Y. Hsu, MD

Lillian Y. Hsu, MD

  • Beverly Hills and Burbank
Scott B. Hu, MD

Scott B. Hu, MD

  • Westwood & Santa Clarita
Eric C. Kleerup, MD

Eric C. Kleerup, MD

  • Westwood
  • Asthma and COPD
Michelle R. Zeidler, MD

Michelle R. Zeidler, MD

  • Westwood
  • COPD and sleep disorders

Interventional Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery

Colleen L. Channick, MD

Colleen L. Channick, MD

  • Interventional pulmonology
Tao He, MD, PhD

Tao He, MD, PhD

  • Interventional pulmonology
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Scott S. Oh, DO

  • Interventional pulmonology
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Irawan Susanto, MD

  • Interventional pulmonology
Robert B. Cameron, MD

Robert B. Cameron, MD

  • Thoracic surgery
Jay M. Lee, MD

Jay M. Lee, MD

  • Thoracic surgery
Jane Yanagawa, MD

Jane Yanagawa, MD

  • Thoracic surgery

Research Staff

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Roslynn Marzan-McGill
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Brian Jung, MD
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Randy Nguyen
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Tiffany Bina

The UCLA COPD Research Program thanks the Johnny Carson Foundation for its ongoing support of our trainees:

Johnny Carson Foundation COPD Fellows

  • Russell Buhr, MD 2015-2016
  • Nancy Hsu, MD 2016-2017
  • Matthew Flynn, MD 2017-2018
  • W. Blake Lemaster, MD 2018-2019
  • Nathan Yee, MD 2019-2020