Stephen Nishimura, M.D.

Dr. Stephen Nishimura is an expert in pulmonary pathology and specializes in interstitial lung disease and lung cancer. He is the Chief of Pathology at San Francisco General Hospital and is an Endowed Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Nishimura earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont's Larner College of Medicine. He then completed a residency in anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine, as well as a fellowship in molecular and cell biology at UCSF. He also completed a fellowship in pulmonary pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.


Dr. Nishimura has received numerous honors and awards from organizations including the American Lung Association, UCSF Academic Senate and American Cancer Society. He is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology and American Society for Investigative Pathology.