Harold Collard

Director of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Professor of Medicine
Element Lead: Clinical Discovery
Committee Members

Dr. Harold R. Collard is a professor of medicine in UCSF's Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, the Director of the UCSF Interstitial Lung Disease Program, and the Director of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute. His primary interest is in the management of patients with interstitial lung disease, including how best to diagnose and treat interstitial lung disease and how the condition impacts a patient's quality of life and survival.

Dr. Collard earned a medical degree at Duke University. He completed an internship, residency and chief residency in internal medicine at UCSF as well as a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Colorado. Dr. Collard sees patients with interstitial lung disease as part of the UCSF Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic (415-353-2577 (phone), http://www.ucsfhealth.org/ild).

Research Interests

Dr. Collard is a clinical and translational researcher focused on patients and populations of patients with interstitial lung disease. Dr. Collard is currently conducting projects investigating: (1) acute exacerbations of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (acute events that cause significant worsening of disease for many patients); (2) predicting disease progression, and; (3) clinical trials of promising but unproven therapies for patients with interstitial lung disease.

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