Internal Medicine/Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


Kathryn L. Bilello, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Co-Medical Director for Respiratory Care

Program Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship









    Medical School:

New York University School of Medicine

    Residency: University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
William Beaumont Medical Center
Fort Bliss TX
Fellowship: Pulmonary Disease, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington DC
Critical Care Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
, Washington DC
    Board Certified: Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
    Awards and Recognition:
  • Frank Kraft Award for Outstanding Freshman Scholarship, UC Davis
  • Dean’s List, each quarter, U.C. Davis, Summa Cum Laude Graduate
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, U.C. Davis
  • Army Commendation Medal, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Meritorious Service Medal, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching Nomination 2003
  • Chairman's Recognition Award, University of California, San Francisco, Fresno, Department of Medicine 2007
  • Selected as Best Pulmonologist by peers in Fresno Magazine 2009
  • Selected as One of Best Doctors of America 2009
  • Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient, University of California, San Francisco, Fresno 2010
  • Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching Recipient 2010
  • Selected for Best Doctors in America 2011
  • Listed in Guide to America's Top Physicians, Consumers Research Council of America 2011
Selected by peers as one of Fresno's best doctors in Fresno Magazine 2011
    Publications (since 2009):  

Murin S, Moores L, Bilello KL: Venous Thromboembolism: Gender Effects and Gender-Specific Risk Factors for Women. In Legato M (ed): Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine. Academic Press, 2010,second edition, pp 225-243.

Murin S, Rafii R, Bilello K.  Smoking and smoking cessation in pregnancy.  Clin Chest Med. 2011 Mar;32(1):75-91, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2010.11.004.  PMID: 21277451

Shah PL, Slebos DJ, Cardoso PF, Cetti E, Voelker K, Levine B, Russell ME, Goldin J, Brown M, Cooper JD, Sybrecht GW; EASE trial study group.  Bronchoscopic lung-volume reduction with Exhale airway stents for emphysema (EASE trial): randomised, sham-controlled, multicentre trial.  Lancet. 2011 Sep 10;378(9795):997-1005. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61050-7.  PMID: 21907863

Bilello KL, Murin S.  Counterpoint: should systemic lytic therapy be used for submassive pulmonary embolism? No.  Chest. 2013 Feb 1;143(2):299-302. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-2449.  PMID: 23381310

Bilello KL, Murin S.  Rebuttal from Drs Bilello and Murin.  Chest. 2013 Feb 1;143(2):303-4. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-2450.  PMID: 23381312

Alhadi S, Tiwari A, Vohra R, Gerona R, Acharya J, Bilello K.  High times, low sats: diffuse pulmonary infiltrates associated with chronic synthetic cannabinoid use.  J Med Toxicol. 2013 Jun;9(2):199-206. doi: 10.1007/s13181-013-0288-9.  PMID: 23539384