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Lung Transplant Program

Having performed over 300 lung transplantations since its inception in 1991, PENN's Lung Transplant Program is one of the most experienced in the country.  The program was created by Dr. Larry R. Kaiser, who acquired his skill and experience in lung transplantation, both adult and pediatric, during his long association with Joel Cooper, M.D., the surgeon who pioneered the procedure.

The Lung Transplant Program is staffed by pulmonologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, nurse practitioners, cardiologists, infectious disease specialists, nutritionists, physical and respiratory therapists, and social workers, the Penn Lung Transplant Program offers patients a multidisciplinary approach to the care of advanced lung diseases. As a recognized leader in pulmonary medicine and thoracic surgery, Penn is a Medicare-approved lung transplant center and a participant in the current Medicare/NIH sponsored trial of lung volume reduction surgery for treatment of advanced emphysema. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was recently named by U.S News and World Report as one of the top hospitals in the nation, and the Penn Pulmonary Division has been similarly recognized as one of the nation’s best.

Lung Transplant Team
Inpatient Facilities:
Hospital University of Pennsylvania (HUP)
Office Visit Locations:
Perelman Center - East Pavilion, 2nd Floor (HUP)
Making an Office Visit Appointment:
215-615-4949 or 800-789-PENN
Joel Cooper
Dr. Cooper
Wilson Szeto
W. Szeto

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