Paul F. Harron, Jr. Lung Center

Thoracic Surgery: The Penn Difference

Penn Medicine is leading thoracic surgery beyond the limits of conventional medicine by offering patients more options to improve their lives.

  • Penn has the only thoracic surgery program in the region with a team of chest surgeons dedicated to and specializing in non-cardiac thoracic surgery.
  • Penn Lung Center's dedicated thoracic surgical team includes:
    • Medical oncologists
    • Physical therapists
    • Pulmonary physicians
    • Radiation oncologists
    • Respiratory therapists
    • Thoracic anesthesiologists
    • Thoracic care nurses
  • Penn's two specialized general thoracic surgical nursing units provide patient care, nursing education and resident training.
  • Penn Lung Center patients may be eligible to participate in clinical trials of new and emerging treatments.
  • The Penn Lung Center's state-of-the-art imaging facility and conference center facilitate onsite consultation between pulmonary physicians, thoracic surgeons and chest radiologists.
  • Penn's thoracic surgeons work closely with specialists at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center to ensure that cancer patients have access to the best treatment options for lung cancer.