Dr. Andrew Ries, MD

Dr. Andrew Ries, MD

Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Andrew Ries, MD is a pulmonology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Yale Univ Sch Of Med in 1974 and specializes in pulmonology.Read his story

4168 Front St

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
more than 73% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
more than 67% of peers
more than 55% of peers

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Dr. Ries' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ries "Andrew Ries, MD, MPH serves as associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs for UC San Diego Health Sciences. He has directed UC San Diego’s pulmonary rehabilitation program for over 30 years, promoting pulmonary rehabilitation as a standard of care for patients with disabling lung disease. Dr. Ries has been widely recognized as a leader in lung health and for his extensive experience in medical research directed toward improving the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic lung diseases. The American Lung Association in California recognized his commitment to lung health with its 2014 Lung Health Award. He is a long-standing volunteer for the American Lung Association and American Thoracic Society, as well as other professional organizations and government agencies including the American College of Chest Physicians, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He has co-authored numerous publications and several books, including three editions of Shortness of Breath: A Guide to Better Living and Breathing, and three editions of the Manual of Clinical Problems in Pulmonary Medicine. He completed his fellowship at UC San Diego and his residency training in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York. He is board certified in in pulmonary medicine."


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  • Pulmonology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Yale Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Bellevue Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Bellevue Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Uc-San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ries has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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