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Interventional Pulmonology Research

Investigators

  • George Cheng, M.D. Ph.D. completed his Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Combined Pulmonary Critical Care Training Program and his Interventional Pulmonology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he also completed his Internal Medicine residency training. He earned his medical and doctoral degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine.
  • Matthew Nobari, M.D. completed his Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he also earned his medical degree. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at St. Vincent Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine.
  • Angel Rolando Peralta, M.D. from Ecuador completed medical school in Guayaquil, before coming to the US for his Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship training at the University of Missouri and his Interventional Pulmonology fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine.
  • Russell Miller, M.D. completed his Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He then completed his Interventional Pulmonology fellowship at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine.

Members

  • Grant Senyei, M.D., UCSD Pulmonary Critical Care fellow
  • Brian Tran, M.D., Navy Pulmonary Critical Care fellow
  • Gene Cho, UCSD undergraduate
  • Eric Lu, UCSD undergraduate
  • Lyndsey Hightower, UCSD undergraduate
  • Moreen Matti, UCSD undergraduate
  • Needhi Sharma, UCSD undergraduate
  • Meenakshi Singhal, UCSD undergraduate

Group Research Focus

  1. Interventional Pulmonology
  2. Advanced Bronchoscopy
  3. Pleural Disease

Individual Focuses

  1. George Cheng — Medical devices, Innovative technologies. His work on 3D printing-guided personalized airway prostheses, SLIPS-augmented bronchoscopes, and elastin-based photocurable elastic glue as surgical suture replacement have resulted in multiple patents and manuscripts!
  2. Matthew Nobari — Novel image-guided bronchoscopy modalities e.g. BodyVision, Assessment of learning curves for adopting new technologies, Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction
  3. Angel Rolando Peralta — System improvement, Navigational bronchoscopy, Incidental lung nodules assesssment
  4. Russell Miller — Pleural disease, Novel devices, Disruptive technologies

Recent Publications

  1. Cheng GZ, San Jose Estepar R, Folch E, Onieva J, Gangadharan S, Majid A. Three-dimensional Printing and 3D Slicer: Powerful Tools in Understanding and Treating Structural Lung Disease. Chest. 2016 May;149(5):1136-42. PubMed PMID: 26976347.
  2. Sunny S*, Cheng G*, Daniel D, Lo P, Ochoa S, Howell C, Vogel N, Majid A, Aizenberg J. Transparent antifouling material for improved operative field visibility in endoscopy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Oct 18;113(42):11676-11681. PubMed PMID: 27688761.
  3. Annabi N, Zhang YN, Assmann A, Sani ES, Cheng G, Lassaletta AD, Vegh A, Dehghani B, Ruiz-Esparza GU, Wang X, Gangadharan S, Weiss AS, Khademhosseini A. Engineering a highly elastic human protein-based sealant for surgical applications. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Oct 4;9(410). PubMed PMID: 28978753.
  4. Senyei GD, Cheng G. Steerable guiding sheaths in peripheral bronchoscopy. Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2021 Nov;10(11):4053-4056. doi: 10.21037/tlcr-21-732. PMID: 35004238; PMCID: PMC8674611.
  5. Cheng GZ, Liu L, Nobari M, Miller R, Wahidi M. Cone beam navigation bronchoscopy: the next frontier. Journal of Thoracic Disease. 2020;12(6):3272-3278. PMID: 32642250
  6. Peralta AR, Chawla M, Lee RP. Novel bronchoscopic management of airway bleeding with absorbable gelatin and thrombin slurry. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2018;25(3):204-11. PMID: 29351111.
  7. Diaz-Mendoza J, Debiane L, Peralta AR, Simoff M. Tracheal tumors. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2019;25(4):336-43. PMID: 30973357.
  8. Priebe R, Duong D, Simoff M, Diaz Mendoza J, Debiane L, Peralta AR, Cohen A. Use of a covered self-expanding metal airway stent for severe dynamic collapse within a bronchial aortic graft conduit in a post-lung transplant patient. Resp Med Case Reports. Accepted March 15, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmcr.2021.101392
  9. Yang J, De Cardenas J, Nobari M, Miller R, Cheng G. Narrative review of tools for endoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsy of mediastinal nodes. Mediastinum. 2020 Dec 30;4:34. doi: 10.21037/med-20-25. PMID: 35118302; PMCID: PMC8794368.
  10. Gilbert CR, Miller RJ. Pleural Drainage Strategy After IPC Placement: A Focused Clinical Review. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2021 Apr 1;28(2):160-167. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000751. PMID: 33538529.
  11. Miller RJ, Chrissian AA, Lee YCG, Rahman NM, Wahidi MM, Tremblay A, Hsia DW, Almeida FA, Shojaee S, Mudambi L, Belanger AR, Bedi H, Gesthalter YB, Gaynor M, MacKenney KL, Lewis SZ, Casal RF. AABIP Evidence-informed Guidelines and Expert Panel Report for the Management of Indwelling Pleural Catheters. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2020 Oct;27(4):229-245. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000707. PMID: 32804745.