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Yaron B. Gesthalter, M.D. is an interventional pulmonologist practicing in the Thoracic Oncology Group at the University of California in San Francisco. He received his B.Sc from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before completing his medical degree at Tel-Aviv University.
Dr. Gesthalter completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Yale. He then worked for one year as an attending physician on the Tuberculosis ward at The Church of Scotland Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. After returning to the United States, Dr. Gesthalter completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Boston University where he also completed an additional research fellowship in the Division of Computational Biomedicine. He then completed an Interventional Pulmonary fellowship at the combined Harvard program (Beth-Israel Deaconess and Massachusetts Hospital) before joining the faculty at UCSF. Dr. Gesthalter treats patients with malignant and benign diseases that affect the airways and pleura using minimally invasive endoscopic technique. His research has focused on both cancer risk reduction and minimizing procedural risk to patients.