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November 2 , 2007

Milestones in Lung Transplantation



Celebrate with lung transplant recipients, their families, doctors and nurses.

The PENN Lung Transplant Program recently surpassed a major milestone by performing its 500th lung transplant.
Meet the recipients, HEAR their stories…SHARE their joy. Talk to their healthcare team to learn about the heartwarming relationships that have been formed!


Grand Ballroom
Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia
10 Avenue of the Arts

Friday, November 2
6:30 to 8 pm


The PENN Lung Transplant Program is among the most active in the country and remains the premier center in the Philadelphia region. Sustaining superior transplant outcomes, even in patients deemed to be too “high risk” at other centers, is the hallmark of the success over the past decade.

The celebration is to honor patients and the dedicated efforts of the transplant team. Join us for an evening of joy.


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PENN Medicine is a $3.5 billion enterprise dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. PENN Medicine consists of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Penn's School of Medicine is currently ranked #3 in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's survey of top research-oriented medical schools; and, according to most recent data from the National Institutes of Health, received over $379 million in NIH research funds in the 2006 fiscal year. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students, the School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and leaders of academic medicine.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes three hospitals — its flagship hospital, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, rated one of the nation’s “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S.News & World Report; Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first hospital; and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center — a faculty practice plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty satellite facilities; and home care and hospice.


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