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Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

CLINICAL



CLINICAL PROGRAMS


Lung Transplantation and Advanced Lung Disease

The UPMC Lung Transplantation program is one of the oldest and largest lung transplantation programs in the country. The program continues to expand lung transplantation activity on a yearly basis and consistently performs more than 50 procedures per year. The program has one of the largest international patient cohorts followed prospectively post lung transplantation. Dr. Joseph Pilewski directs this program with participation by Dr. Bruce Johnson.


The Clinical Team

pilewski

Joseph Pilewski, MD
Director

  morrell

Matt Morrell, MD

d'cunha

Jonathan D'Cunha, MD

  odell

David Odell, MD, PhD

johnson

Bruce Johnson, MD

  pipeling

Matthew Pipeling, MD

kilaru

Silpa Kilaru, MD

  robinson

Keven Robinson, MD

lendermon

Elizabeth Lendermon, MD

  shigemura

Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD

mcdyer

John McDyer, MD

     
     


Intake Coordinator:
Nancy Pepke, BSN, RN


Translational and Clinical Research

Current industry-sponsored clinical trials include:

Identifier
Title
Principal Investigator

NCT01630434

International Randomized Study of the TransMedics Organ Care System (OCS Lung) for Lung Preservation and Transplantation (INSPIRE)

Christian Bermudez, MD

NCT01365429

Novel Lung Trial: Normothermic Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (Evlp) as an Assessment of Extended/Marginal Donor Lungs

Christian Bermudez, MD

NCT01715883

Sodium Nitrite in Lung Transplant Patients to Minimize the Risk of Pulmonary Graft Dysfunction

Matthew Morrell, MD