Penn Lung Center

Transplant Biology Research Program

More than 50 lung transplants are performed at Penn Medicine every year. Vivek Ahya, MD is the medical director of the Lung Transplantation Program.

Some clinical and translational projects currently active and funded by NIH and Industry grants include:

Investigator: Jason Christie, MD, MSCE

  • NIH Clinical Trials in Organ Transplant Consortium Grant: Predictors of post-transplant lung injury using biochemical and genetic markers, specifically focusing on anti-oxidant and inflammatory gene expression
  • A multi-centered cohort study to investigate the etiology and pathogenesis of acute lung injury following lung transplantation

Investigator: Vivek Ahya, MD

  • Clinical trials of novel immunosuppressive agents for the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic lung rejection

Investigator: Denis Hadjiliadis, MD

  • Mechanisms of chronic lung transplant rejection