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Brian Tiep Bio

Brian Tiep, M.D.

Clinical Expertise
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology
Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program; Director, Smoking Cessation Program

Clinical Teams

  • Head and Neck Cancers and Oral Cancer
  • Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Cancers
One of the foremost experts on lung disease, Brian Tiep, M.D., brings nearly a half-century of experience to City of Hope, where he serves as our director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Smoking Cessation programs. He is a nonstop evangelist on quitting smoking, even taking to Twitter to spread the word. He is also highly skeptical of e-cigarettes and the manufacturers' claims that the product is safe.
Dr. Tiep received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to his work at City of Hope, Dr. Tiep is program designer and medical director of the Respiratory Disease Management Institute in Pomona and Monrovia, California. 
He is also an inventor who wrote the first textbook on oxygen therapy, received several patents for devices to detect lung disorders and designed several oxygen delivery devices.


City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

In The News
An Expert's Voice
Brian Tiep Bio

Smoking makes cancer treatment less successful

Joanne Nelson | City of Hope

Giving up cigarettes a huge challenge, even for lung cancer patients

Brian Tiep Bio

Vaping Among Teens Linked to Increased Cigarette Use