Interventional Pulmonology

We provide minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat patients with lung cancer and other cancers that may involve the chest. In addition, we offer a complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for pleural diseases and benign conditions that affect the central airways. We work closely with referring primary care physicians, pulmonologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists and thoracic surgeons to coordinate the multi-disciplinary care of our patients.

Team Groups

Samir S. Makani, MD, FCCP

Director, Interventional Pulmonology and Bronchoscopy

Dr. Makani's specialties include Interventional Pulmonology, Complex Central Airways Disease, Lung Cancer, Thoracic Oncology, and Pleural Diseases. Named a “Top Doc" in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Marisa Magaña, MD

Co-Director, ICU Scripps Encinitas

Dr. Magaña is board certified in Internal medicine, pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine in addition, she has completed additional training in Interventional Pulmonology and is board eligible in this sub-specialty. Named as one of the 2015 “Top Doctors” in the annual San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey.