Congratulations, Dr. James Lee, New Medical Director of Penn Lung Transplant

We are excited to announce that James Lee, MD, has been appointed the medical director of the Penn Lung Transplant Program.

The Lung Transplant Program has been fortunate to have Dr. Lee on staff since 2008, when he first joined the team to serve patients as a transplant pulmonologist. In 2011, he was appointed to the leadership position of associate medical director of the Lung Transplant program.

If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to meet him, check out this video where he talks about his view of the Lung Transplant Program.

In addition to his commitment clinical excellence, Dr. Lee's academic accomplishments include more than 30 publications and numerous invitations to speak locally and nationally.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Harvard University and completed medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His education continued with the Internal Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He then returned to the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 to complete the Pulmonary/Critical fellowship training.

It's an exciting time of growth for Lung Transplant's clinical and research programs. As medical director, Dr. Lee will partner closely with surgical director Christian Bermudez, MD, and director of clinical practice Nancy Blumenthal DNP, CRNP, to lead the Program.

After a decade of service as the medical director, Vivek Ahya, MD, will be turning his focus to new administrative responsibilities in the Pulmonary Allergy and Critical Care Division and the Harron Lung Center. Dr. Ahya will remain clinically active in the Lung Transplant program and continue to work closely with Dr. Lee.

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