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Bryan S. Benn, MD, PhD


Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Interests

Lung cancer, tracheal stenosis, severe asthma, interstitial lung disease, pleural disease, Airway stenting, Advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy, Pleural biopsy, Balloon bronchoplasty, Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy, Endobronchial ultrasound, Endobronchial cryosurgery, Transbronchial cryobiopsy, medical thoracoscopy, rigid bronchoscopy, spray cryotherapy

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  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine [Internal Medicine]
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease [Internal Medicine]
  • English
Medical School
Rutgers - New Jersey Medical SchoolCombined MD, PhD program, both degrees earned
Thomas Jefferson University HospitalInternal Medicine
University of California, San FranciscoPulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of California - San FranciscoInterventional Pulmonology
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, UC Irvine School of Medicine
  • Member — American Thoracic Society
  • Member — California Thoracic Society
  • Member — American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member — American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
More Information

Dr. Bryan S. Benn is a board-certified UCI Health pulmonologist and critical care physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the lungs and chest.

As an interventional pulmonologist, Benn's clinical interests include endobronchial ultrasound, diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, endobronchial cryosurgery and medical thoracoscopy. Benn earned his medical degree as well as a PhD at New Jersey Medical School in Newark, where his work on the role of vitamin D in regulating intestinal calcium absorption and renal calcium reabsorption was supported by a pre-doctoral National Institutes of Health (NIH) fellowship. The research led to multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Benn completed a residency in internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at UC San Francisco, where his NIH-supported research focused on the clinical characterization of sarcoidosis and the development of prognostic markers of disease progression. He also completed a fellowship at UC San Francisco in interventional pulmonology focusing on minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for thoracic diseases.

Benn sees patients at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange at Pavilion 1 and at the UC Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 23
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8000
Fax: 855-211-3729
UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive South
Pavilion 1, Building 30
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7720
Fax: 855-209-8413