Chinh Phan, D.O.

Chinh Phan, D.O.


Interventional Pulmonology

Pulmonary Medicine

Critical Care Medicine

Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


  • Assistant Clinical Professor


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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Department Fax: 916-703-5265
Department Referral Phone: 800-362-5566
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, 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 Comprehensive Cancer Center


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

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

Internship: 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, Chicago IL 2015-2016

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

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013

American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2016

American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, 2015

Professional Memberships

American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology

American College of Chest Physicians

American Thoracic Society

Honors and Awards

Dean�s Team Award for Excellence in Education: Neurocritical, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento, 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

Select Recent Publications

Phan, C. & Samuel Louie. Pitfalls of ILD. Pulmonary Consultant 360. 2015.

Schivo, M., Phan, C., Louie, S., & Harper, R.W. Critical Asthma Syndrome in the ICU. Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology. 2013;1-14.