PHILADELPHIA – A state-of-the-art, innovative information and communication system created for experts at the Penn Lung Center and made possible from a $950,000 donation from the 2008 Philadelphia Antique Show will be on display Tuesday, October 20 at Penn Medicine’s Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

Now, at the Penn Lung Center, a thoracic surgeon can upload a patient’s high-resolution CT scans to an imaging center 10 feet away from the exam room. There, the doctor can confer about the images with an expert chest radiologist, and together the two will help craft a personalized treatment plan for the patient. The care team will provide the patient with plans right away, paving the way for quick access to a team of other specialists – nutritionists and social workers, for instance – without leaving the department. If the patient requires further studies, they’re just a short escalator ride away from the appropriate testing areas, all housed within the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.


Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Atrium Level
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA
, 19104

Please note new traffic pattern. Parking available in Perelman Center or Penn Tower parking garages. 


Tuesday, October 20, 2009
6:00 – 7:30pm


  • Ralph W. Muller, Chief Executive Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh, Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and Dean of the School of Medicine
  • John Hansen-Flaschen, MD, Chief, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine Division; Medical Director, Penn Lung Center
  • Joel D. Cooper, MD, FACS, FRC, Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Penn Medicine
  • Karen Drury, Chair of 2008 Philadelphia Antique Show


Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $5.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.

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