Lung Transplantation Program
The physicians at Northwestern Medicine’s Lung Transplantation Program combine leading clinical practice with groundbreaking research in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of severe lung disease.
With an active clinical trial program bringing new treatments and procedures to light, our pulmonary physicians offer experience, innovation, and expertise in the treatment of complex lung disease.
Designed to provide survival extension in patients with lung disease, the program is led by Sangeeta Bhorade, MD, and Ankit Bharat, MD, two of a select group of experts in lung transplant in the U.S.
While lung transplant is not a cure, it has been shown to have an impressive record in prolonging life among patients with end-stage lung disease: 50 percent of patients live another five years, 20 percent another 10 years.
Northwestern Medicine's multidisciplinary team of lung transplant physicians are experienced in all manner of advanced lung disease, including:
Combining leading research, clinical expertise, and thorough diagnostic evaluation, the Northwestern team is able to offer the best possible range of nonsurgical and surgical treatments for patients.
The Lung Transplantation Program is one more example of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s global approach to quality patient care. Adding these capabilities reinforces why the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report ranks Northwestern Memorial Hospital as one of the leading medical centers in the country.
Meet Our Team
To contact the Lung Transplantation Program, call 312-926-LUNG (5864).
Close Collaboration with
Open communication and cooperation with referring physicians is a critical component of achieving high-quality care and minimizing the challenges that come with treating complex lung disorders.
The physicians in the Lung Transplantation Program are available to see patients in the Galter Pavilion.