Kelly Fan, MD

Pulmonology

Pulmonology

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Dr. Fan is a pulmonologist and critical care attending physician with clinical expertise in advanced asthma, bronchiectasis, bronchoscopy, COPD, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, lung infections, pleural disease, and pulmonary vascular disease. Dr. Fan is a Doctorpedia Founding Medical Partner and the Chief Medical Officer of Doctorpedia's Lung Health channel.

Education

  • BS in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics: UCLA

  • MD: University of California, San Diego

  • Residency: Scripps Clinic, Internal Medicine

  • Fellowship: University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Advanced Asthma

  • Bronchiectasis

  • Bronchoscopy

  • COPD

  • Interstitial Lung Disease

  • Lung Cancer

  • Lung Infections

  • Pleural Disease

  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease

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COVID-19 – ICU Care Medication Therapies

So what exactly are the different medication therapies that patients in the ICU can receive while they are on mechanical ventilation? There’s a couple of pathways. We first have remdesivir, which is an antiviral agent....

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Lung Disease – Obstructive Lung Disease Types

So in pulmonary medicine, there’s couple broad categories of diseases. There’s restrictive lung diseases, obstructive lung diseases and pulmonary vascular diseases, which means diseases of the blood vessels and the lungs. By far and away,...

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COVID-19 – ECMO Overview

So what exactly is extra corporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO? ECMO is a form of respiratory support reserved for the sickest patients with respiratory failure. The cause of the respiratory failure could be really anything....

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – Management

“How is IPF managed? Similar to COPD management, preventative measures are also important for IPF management. I ask all patients to stay updated on their vaccinations, quit smoking if they have not already done so,...

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COPD – Severity

“So how exactly do we look at COPD severity? There’s actually three measures we look into in terms of, you know, how well a patient’s COPD is controlled or how severe a patient’s COPD actually...

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COPD – Progression

So how exactly does COPD cause symptoms including shortness of breath? So COPD starts by chronic exposure to nauseous particles into the lungs. These nauseous particles usually are cigarette smoke. They cause mucus hypersecretion, airway...

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COPD – Causes

So COPD is usually a disease much more commonly seen in patients with smoke exposure, frequent smoking, long history of smoking. You may be wondering why some people that have been heavy smokers in the...

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COVID-19 – ECMO and Mechanical Ventilation

Most ICUs have mechanical ventilation support, but only specialized ICUs at larger hospitals offer extra corporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO for short. ECMO is reserved for the sickest patients with respiratory failure when mechanical ventilation...

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Pulmonary Embolism – Risk Factors

What are the risk factors for pulmonary embolism and DVT? Certain patients are at higher risk for developing a pulmonary embolism or DVT. These include a prior history of blood clots, family history of blood...

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Pulmonary Embolism – Recovery

Most patients with a first pulmonary embolism will improve within three to six months and can stop taking anticoagulation medications after discussion with their physicians. As mentioned, certain risk factors and recurrent blood clots can...

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