Paul F. Harron Jr. Lung Center

Paul F. Harron Jr. Lung Center: The Penn Difference

The Harron Lung Center offers a multidisciplinary team and advanced technology to provide patients more options to improve their lives.  Highlights of the Harron Lung Center program include:

  • Penn's state-of-the-art imaging and conference center facilitates onsite consultation in a multidisciplinary fashion among the the pulmonary physicians, radiologists and pathologists who work together to reach accurate diagnoses and streamline treatment.
  • The Harron Lung Center is the only program in the region with a group of chest surgeons dedicated to, and specializing in, non-cardiac thoracic surgery.
  • Penn's Lung Transplant Program – one of the premier programs in the country – has performed 290 lung transplants, more than double the volume of any other program in the Philadelphia region.
  • Paul F. Harron Jr. Lung Center physicians perform high-quality research, conduct well-planned clinical trials, and have the most up-to-date knowledge about treatment options that lead to optimal results.  Eligible patients can participate in Penn's clinical trials, giving them access to treatments before the treatments are widely available.
  • Penn's lung specialists are well-represented in America's Top Doctors and are listed among the region's best in Philadelphia Magazine's "Top Doctors" issue.
  • In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania eleventh in the nation for pulmonology.