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John Balmes, MD

John Balmes, MD


John Balmes, MD, is professor of medicine emeritus at UCSF and professor of environmental health sciences emeritus in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley.  He is an Attending Physician in the UCSF Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.  At UC Berkeley, he is one of the Principal Investigators of the Children’s Health and Air Pollution Study (CHAPS) in Fresno.  Dr. Balmes has been studying the effects of occupational and environmental agents on respiratory, cardiovascular, and metabolic health for over 40 years.  He was appointed Physician Member of the California Air Resources Board in 2008.