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David A. Zisman, M.D., M.S., F.C.C.P.
Specialty  Pulmonary/Critical Care zisman-d-wr.jpg

Services  Pulmonary & Critical Care
Locations  Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
(805) 898-3400
Gender  Male
Certifications  Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical School  Central University of Venezuela, Caracas
Fellowships  Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center
Residencies  Internal Medicine, University of Texas at Houston/Texas Medical Center
Internships  Internal Medicine, University of Texas at Houston/Texas Medical Center
Affiliations  Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Southern California
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians; Member, American Thoracic Society
Professional Distinctions  Awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award by the Cottage Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (2009), Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UCLA; Director (2003-2009), Interstitial Lung Disease Program, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of California Los Angeles; Co-Director (2004-2005), Pulmonary Function Laboratories, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of California Los Angeles; Assistant Professor (2003), Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of California Los Angeles; Founder and Director (2000-2003), Interstitial Lung Disease Program, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Assistant Professor (2000-2003), Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Dyson Fellowship Award for Excellence in Pulmonary Research, Univ. of Pennsylvana Medical Center, Department of Medicine; Educational Program Director for Pulmonary Medicine (1999-2000), Thoracic Diseases Unit, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine; Senior Associate Consultant (1998-2000), Thoracic Diseases Unit, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine; Clinical Instructor in Medicine (1998-2000), Thoracic Diseases Unit, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine; Master of Science in Clinical Research from UCLA; Author of more than 30 studies articles in peer-reviewed publications including New England Journal of Medicine, Chest, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Heart Lung Transplantation, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, American Journal of Surgical Pathology, American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Immunology, Respiratory Medicine, and Mayo Clinic Proceedings; Co-author of textbook chapters on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, and interstitial lung disease; Performed clinical research including numerous studies of fibrotic lung diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and subcutaneous Interferon, among other topics; National and international lecturer on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and related topics.
Additional Comments  Special Degree: Master of Science in Clinical Research, UCLA

Sansum Clinic Physician Since  2009
Patient Testimonials 

I would like to show my appreciation for Dr. Zisman’s dedication to research and treatment of lung diseases. Today I remain symptom free, and I am so grateful. - G. G.

On a scale of 1-10, Dr. Zisman is a 10. I got sick, went in to see him, and got down to business and fixed me up. They do a great job at Sansum Clinic, really wonderful service. If I ever have another problem, I'm going right back to Dr. Zisman. – Sebastian

After a long time with other doctors and not knowing what was wrong, I went to see Dr. Zisman at Sansum Clinic. Right away, he was able to make a diagnosis. He comes from UCLA where he was the head of pulmonology, so he's got a lot of connections. Dr. Zisman sent my biopsy off to the Mayo Clinic, and it was Dr. Zisman who got them to turn around analysis in record time. What makes him such a tremendous asset are what and who he knows. He's a great listener and really makes the doctor-patient relationship an A+. He's a real asset to Sansum Clinic. - Mary


 
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