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About Wael ElMaraachli, MD

Wael ElMaraachli, MD, is a board-certified pulmonologist focusing on diagnosis and treatment of non-tuberculosis mycobacterial (NTM) lung infections, latent and active tuberculosis (TB) and bronchiectasis. He is also a board-certified critical care specialist and treats patients in intensive care.

His research is focused on finding better diagnostic methods and treatments for NTM infections and drug-resistant tuberculosis. He is also examining whether collecting cough aerosol samples, as opposed to sputum samples, might be a more efficient approach to diagnosing lung infections.

Dr. ElMaraachli completed a fellowship in pulmonology and critical care medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine and his residency training at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City. He earned his medical degree at American University of Beirut in Lebanon.

Dr. ElMaraachli sees patients at a specialty clinic for NTM and TB infections, as well as at a general pulmonary disease clinic. He also cares for people in the intensive care unit.

In addition to the locations above, Dr. ElMaraachli also sees patients in Murrieta and Wildomar.

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For more information, see Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon

Residency

  • University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2013-01-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • Critical Care
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted