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More than 50 lung transplants are performed at Penn every year. Penn is the coordinating site for the Lung Transplant Outcomes Group Consortium, the multicentered lung transplant cohort study of over 1600 subjects, currently funded by several R01 grants. Dr. James Lee is the Medical Director of the Lung Transplantation program. Faculty conducting research include Drs. Jason Christie, Vivek Ahya, James Lee, Mary Porteous, and Josh Diamond. Several clinical and translational projects are currently active. These are funded by NIH and Industry grants. A translational Program Project is being planned that will focus on acute graft dysfunction and use the newly developed program in extracorporeal lung perfusion headed by Dr. Edward Cantu of Surgery.
Specific faculty research interests include: