Katerina Byanova

Clinical Fellow

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I am a pulmonary and critical care fellow in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine at UCSF. Prior to coming to UCSF, I completed my medical school at Dartmouth and was a resident in Internal Medicine and a Global Health Fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

My primary research interest is in chronic lung disease in people with HIV. My current research is supported by an F32 grant and is focused on understanding the etiology of the most common pulmonary function abnormality in people with HIV – a phenotype of normal spirometry with abnormal diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide. I am interested in using clinical tools and advanced imaging analyses to understand the interplay between chronic inflammation, co-infections, and environmental factors on long-term changes in lung function.