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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Michael Lafemina is a pulmonology medical specialist in San Francisco, California and he works at several hospitals in the area, such as Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center. He got his diploma from University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and did his residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF, where he also did a fellowship in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. The doctor is certified in Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and has an experience of more than 20 years.

    Insurance Accepted

    Kaiser Permanente

  • Education & Training


    University of California San Francisco

    Medical School







  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

  • Hospital & Practice

    Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (707) 624-4000

    1 Quality Dr

    Vacaville, California 95688

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    Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (707) 651-1000

    975 Sereno Dr

    Vallejo, California 94589

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    San Francisco VA Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (415) 221-4810

    4150 Clement St

    San Francisco, California 94121

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    UCSF Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (415) 353-1037

    505 Parnassus Ave

    San Francisco, California 94143

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Michael Lafemina has contributed to 3 publications.

    Claudin-18 deficiency results in alveolar barrier dysfunction and impaired alveologenesis in mice.

    Lafemina, M. J.,Sutherland, K. M.,Bentley, T.,Gonzales, L. W.,Allen, L.,Chapin, C. J.,Rokkam, D.,Sweerus, K. A.,Dobbs, L. G.,Ballard, P. L.,Frank, J. A.; Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol.. 2014 May 03.

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    Activated Alveolar Epithelial Cells Initiate Fibrosis through Secretion of Mesenchymal Proteins.

    Yang, J.,Wheeler, S. E.,Velikoff, M.,Kleaveland, K. R.,Lafemina, M. J.,Frank, J. A.,Chapman, H. A.,Christensen, P. J.,Kim, K. K.; Am. J. Pathol.. 2013 Sep 5.

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    Claudin-4 Levels Are Associated with Intact Alveolar Fluid Clearance in Human Lungs.

    Rokkam, D., Lafemina, M.J., Lee, J.W., Matthay, M.A., Frank, J.A.; Am J Pathol. 2011 Sep.

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