Largest Volume | Exceptional Outcomes
Experience counts. Since 1994, experts at the Temple Lung Center have performed more than 1,000 lung or heart/lung transplants, more than any other center in the country for the past 7 years. As a leader in lung transplant, Temple pulmonologists and cardiothoracic transplant surgeons are some of the most experienced in the world. These are researchers and clinicians driven to excellence and dedicated to bringing the latest techniques and technologies to our family of patients.
Our commitment shows:
- Temple has some of the best outcomes and shortest time to transplant in the Northeast due to their expertise.
- Patients turned down for transplant at other hospitals may be eligible at Temple. This includes people of advanced age, a high body mass index (BMI) or those with other medical issues.
- Temple consistently ranks as one of the top 5 lung transplant centers in the country in number of lung transplants performed.
- Temple’s transplant team includes renowned pulmonologists Dr. Gerard Criner and Dr. Francis Cordova, and transplant surgeons Dr. Norihisa Shigemura and Dr. Yoshiya Toyoda.