Chinh Phan, D.O. for UC Davis Health

Chinh Phan, D.O.

Medical Director, Interventional Pulmonary Services

Director, Interventional Pulmonology Program

Associate Clinical Professor

To see if Chinh Phan is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Interventional Pulmonology

Pulmonary Medicine

Critical Care Medicine

Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Group - Sacramento (J Street)

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
2825 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816

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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-5959

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I believe quality health care involves a shared decision making process with patients and their families through values that reflect honest communication and compassion.

It is my role and responsibility to provide support and guidance using a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates evidence based medicine and expertise for patients and their families to make an informed,  individualized, and efficient decision.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Phan's clinical interests includes the management of thoracic malignancies, airway disorders, and pleural diseases using minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Dr. Phan has advanced Interventional Pulmonology training in the following procedures: flexible and rigid bronchoscopy, robotic assisted bronchoscopy, ablative therapies including argon plasma coagulation, lasers, cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy, and electrocautery, brachytherapy, cryobiopsy, convex and radial endobronchial ultrasound, endobronchial stent placement (silicone, hybrid, and metallic), endobronchial valve placement, navigational bronchoscopy for the diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions, balloon bronchoplasty, large volume lung lavage, percutaneous tracheostomy, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, medical pleuroscopy, pleurodesis, tunneled pleural catheters, pleural biopsy, lung and pleural ultrasound, thoracentesis, chest tube placement, and bronchothermoplasty.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Phan's academic focus is on clinical research to improve advanced bronchoscopic and pleural techniques and evaluating new therapies for the treatment of lung cancer and pleural disease.

As a clinician-educator, his focus is on the development of simulation based learning to enhance pulmonary procedural skills as well as course and curriculum development.


Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.S., University of Portland, Portland OR 2004

Medical School

D.O., Des Moines University, Des Moines IA 2009


Internal Medicine, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland OR 2009-2010


Internal Medicine, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland OR 2010-2012


Interventional Pulmonology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2015-2016


Pulmonary and Critical Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2012-2015

Dean’s Team Award for Excellence in Education: Neurocritical, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA, Care Program, 2016

Award for Excellence in Teaching, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL, 2015

Intern of the Year, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland OR, 2009

Ma W, Zeng J, Chen S, Liu Y, Toomey KA, Phan CT, Yoneda KY, Li T. Small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors modulated blood immune cell counts in patients with oncogene-driven NSCLC. Biomarker Research. 2021 Sep 6;9(69). doi:10.1186/s40364-021-00324-6.

Bays DJ, Nguyen MH, Cohen SH, Waldman S, Martin CS, Thompson GR, Sandrock C, Tourtellotte J, Pugashetti JV, Phan C, Nguyen HH, Warner GY, Penn BH. Investigation of nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 transmission from two patients to healthcare workers identifies close contact but not airborne transmission events. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Sep;42(9):1046-1052. doi:10.1017/ice.2020.321. Epub 2020 Jul 3. PMID:32618530.

Lara MS, Afify A, Ellis MP, Phan CT, Richman DP, Riess JW. Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Induced Myasthenia Gravis in a Patient with Advanced NSCLC and Remote History of Thymoma. Clin Lung Cancer. 2019 Jul;20(4):e489-e491. doi:10.1016/j.cllc.2019.04.007. Epub 2019 Apr 19. PMID:31085042.

Schivo M, Phan C, Louie S, Harper RW. Critical asthma syndrome in the ICU. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2015 Feb;48(1):31-44. PMID:25759905.

Phan CT, Louie S. Pitfalls of ILD. Consultant. 2015 Feb;55(2)120-124.

Schivo M, Phan C, Louie S, Harper RW. Critical Asthma Syndrome in the ICU. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2013 Nov 15. doi:10.1007/s12016-013-8394-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID:24234835.